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.
Smaller single tenant buildings aren’t eligible to be rated using NABERS NZ, however, where relevant, 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 or generating extra electricity to minimise electrical consumption.
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.
Tips for Tenants to reduce energy:
Car Park Lighting
Fit car park luminaires with LEDs and movement sensor controls, these will turn the lights on/off if personnel movement or vehicular movement is detected/not detected during normal hours.
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.
Set external lighting on a time clock control with manual over ride switches.
Dedicated power supply is provided to the building and the tenant is responsible for choosing a retailer of their choice and managing their power account. To conserve your energy use make sure you:
- 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/
Last modified: 06 Jun, 2019