Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is actively setting its sights on reducing energy use. In collaboration with the Electricity Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA), it has created a new vision, Energy 50/50. The aim is to reduce energy use by 50% and produce 50% of the site’s energy requirements through renewable energy by 2030.
On the journey towards greater sustainability over the last 12 months, 2.8 million kWh of energy has been saved. This is equivalent to the annual consumption of 395 average NZ households.
As one of the top 200 energy users in the country, ADHB’s sustainability challenge is to mitigate the harmful effects on people’s health from climate change and health inequities. Its long-term sustainable strategy is reducing its carbon footprint through energy efficiencies, waste minimisation, innovation, technology, education, and a change in culture that embraces sustainable practice.