Energy Use Management
All Samson multi-tenanted buildings are scheduled to be rated using the NABERS NZ Energy rating over the next 5 years, this tool enables us to benchmark the buildings’ energy usage and fine tune their operation in order to make them as efficient as possible. However, even though smaller buildings aren’t eligible to be rated using NABERS NZ, these buildings are on a schedule to be retrofitted so they can include as many of the following features to enhance energy efficiency.
Central roof-mounted solar panels for heating hot water to the tenancies to minimise electrical consumption.
Car Park Lighting
Car park luminaires are fitted with LEDs and controlled via a series of movement sensors which will turn the lights on/off if personnel movement or vehicular movement is detected/not detected during normal hours.
Common area lighting are fitted with efficient LEDs and movement sensors where appropriate. Tenants are responsible for installing their own tenancy lighting to suit their fitout, we recommend investing in efficient lighting options and grouping lighting with separate switches to enable users to switch off lighting that is not required.
External lighting is on a time clock control with manual over ride switches. The lighting is designed to operate around normal business hours after dusk.
Base building and tenancy electricity is tracked using check meters, this information informs us of ways to make the building more efficient and also improves our NABERS NZ rating. Tenants can be provided with data on their energy use with suggestions on how to increase efficiencies.
Dedicated tenancy power supplies are provided to each tenancy via a power retailer metered sub-main from the building’s main switchboard.
- Do let Samson know if you identify any sensor lighting issues
- Do let Samson know if there are any unusual energy spikes
- Do turn off lights within your tenancy that aren’t required
- Do instruct colleagues to turn off computers at the end of the day
- Consider using a carbon certified energy supplier like Ecotricity. https://ecotricity.co.nz/