InZone Industries is the parent company of InsulPro, a New Zealand company producing polyester blended insulation. InsulPro is commited to sustainability, starting with high quality effective insulation products which use recycled fibre from plastic bottles. Production off-cuts are recylcled back into the process. InsulPro’s NOVAfloor is the first underfloor insulation product in New Zealand to receive Environmental Choice Certification. NOVAtherm ceiling blanket (R3.6) and wall insulation (R2.6 and R2.8) are also certified.
Resene Paints is an international company with manufacturing operations in Australia and Fiji and local production plants in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Auckland. It has over 55 company-owned ColorShops and 40 resellers and stockists around New Zealand, manned by over 500 staff. Resene products extend through a full range of paint and specialist coatings for residential and commercial buildings, marine, heavy industrial, road marking, automotive and agricultural use. Resene is well known for leading the development of environmentally sustainable surface coatings and launched New Zealand’s first comprehensive range of Environmental Choice approved paints.
As the second largest Council in the country, Christchurch City Council is responsible for 368,900 residents. It is commited to energy efficiency and has been innovative in reducing council energy use. Its goal is to exercise leadership in energy efficiency that saves the city’s precious resources.
New Zealand Steel Ltd is the country’s sole producer of flat rolled steel products for the building, construction, manufacturing and agricultural industries. It operates a fully integrated steel mill at Glenbrook, south of Auckland, which produces a range of flat steel products for both domestic and export markets. 50% of the steel output is exported and well-known brands include COLORSTEEL®, ZINCALUME® steel, and GALVSTEEL™.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) encourages, supports, and promotes energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable sources of energy in New Zealand. EECA provides information and advice, sets minimum energy performance standards for products and administers funding and financial assistance to help New Zealand homeowners, business people and renewable energy developers invest in more efficient products or systems, or switch to renewable energy.
Rachel de Lambert