Solar hot water showersRead More Read Less
Installation of variable speed drives at the pool. Expected savings of 20% electricityRead More Read Less
Eco Wars: PNCC supports 10 tertiary flats in order to compete
in a sustainable living program over a three-month timeframe,
featuring corresponding workshops.
Sustainable Business Education: PNCC supports the Natural Step
program and provides scholarships for 10 local businesses to
attend a locally administered sustainable business program.
Environmental Education: Education is fundamental to PNCC
strategy and programs are available for Primary and Intermediate
Schools, Secondary Schools, and include Adult and
Tertiary Education. Statistics show more than 2500 schoolchildren
visit the site Clean Bin Project annually.
Green Corridors: PNCC supports native planting, with 90,000+
trees and over 25 hectares planted, supported by 20-50
participants per community.
Let’s Carpool: Regional online carpooling solution.
The Council has little control over the waste sector apart from
its own operations. The Council provides an opportunity for
recycling and separating waste types in public places; influences
what types of packaging products come in at venues and
facilities, and provides education about waste reduction.
Actions include an audit of corporate waste arrangements
for Council facilities that was undertaken in 2011, curbside
recycling pickup (since 2010) and a composting trial (currently
underway) to assess city-wide composting scheme capacities.
Streetlights being replaced with LED streetlights. Trial of three in 2010. First full street replacement in 2011 20+ sets. Dimming technology includedRead More Read Less
Four electric bikes purchased to provide an alternative to cars for short work tripsRead More Read Less
In 2011 energy audits completed for top 5 energy-use facilities (CAB, Library, Arena, WWTP, Albert St. Depot), a solar hot
water system was implemented
at Freyberg Pool; Vivian St. was
provisioned with LED streetlights.
During 2012 solar photovoltaic
panels were installed on the new
depot at the Victoria Esplanade
and LED streetlights with dimming
systems were installed on
Cascade Crescent and Kensington
Mews. PNCC encourages
active transport and provides alternatives
to cars (such as electric
bikes) for short work trips. Four
electric bikes were purchased for
Audits carried out to prioritise investment in energy efficiencyRead More Read Less
Smart meters and displays to allows better management of major energy using facilities and to raise awareness of energy use among building usersRead More Read Less
The Palmerston North City Council has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2001. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2001, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.
The Palmerston North City Council has reported 5 government operational inventories, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Waste management and Transport are identified as key emission sources.
Mayor Grant SmithPalmerston North City Council, New Zealand