Forty-one schools across New Zealand will receive a share of $ 2.5 million for projects to reduce school emissions and save them money.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the second round of the Sustainability Competition Fund.
The first round, announced in April, supported projects in 53 schools.
Hipkins said the funding will go to a range of initiatives.
“You see everything from solar panels to LED lights to water projects to make better use of water. Different needs in different regions, so schools in a small rural community will have different ideas of what a larger urban school might do.
Hipkins said the funding would go to initiatives such as installing new LED lighting systems, solar panels and more efficient heating systems, as seen in the first round of funding.
“Ladbrooks school in Halswell installed a new LED lighting system, new low flow taps, a heat pump system to replace the old electric hot water tanks and more efficient heat pumps to replace electric fans and heating panels with the fund.
“At Randwick School in Lower Hutt, where 48 solar panels are being installed, it is estimated that this will save the school over $ 2,600 in the first year of their installation. We expect the school to save over $ 65,000 over 25 years.
He said he expected the projects to also help boost business confidence, providing work for local suppliers and contractors.
Schools benefiting from second-round funding:
|Name of the school||Zoned||Funded project|
|Baverstock Oaks School||Auckland – Howick||Multiple projects|
|Bayswater School||Auckland – Devonport-Takapuna||Replacing the boiler|
|Beach Haven School||Auckland – Kaipatiki||Rainwater tanks|
|Carew Peel Forestry School||Ashburton District||Solar project|
|Duntroon School||Waitaki District||Solar project|
|Edendale School (Auckland)||Auckland – Albert-Eden||Replacing the boiler|
|Edgecumbe College||Whakatāne District||Replacing the boiler|
|Foxton Beach School||Horowhenua District||Replacing the boiler|
|Freyberg Community School||Auckland – Henderson-Massey||Replacing the boiler|
|Geraldine High School||Timaru District||LED replacement|
|Gisborne Boys’ High School||Gisborne District||LED replacement|
|Halcombe Primary School||Manawatū District||Solar project|
|Halfmoon Bay School||Southland District||Solar project|
|Hillside Elementary School||Southland District||Solar project|
|Kimbolton School||Manawatū District||Composting / recycling initiative|
|Matipo Road School||Auckland – Henderson-Massey||Multiple projects|
|Meadowbank School||Auckland – Ōrākei||LED replacement|
|Mercer School||Waikato District||Replacing the classroom fireplace|
|Motupipi School||Tasman District||Solar project|
|Ngātīmoti School||Tasman District||Solar project|
|Onewhero Area School||Waikato District||LED replacement|
|Oturu School||Far North District||Composting / recycling initiative|
|Ōwairaka District School||Auckland – Albert-Eden||Multiple projects|
|Peria School||Far North District||Solar project|
|Rai Valley Area School||Marlborough District||Solar project|
|Ruahine School||Tararua District||LED replacement|
|Sefton School||Waimakariri District||Solar project|
|Stratford Elementary School||Stratford District||Composting / recycling initiative|
|Tauranga Girls College||City of Tauranga||Composting / recycling initiative|
|TKK Motuhake o Tawhiuau||Whakatāne District||Replacing the boiler|
|TKKM o Tamaki Nui A Rua||Tararua District||Rainwater tanks|
|Tomarata School||Auckland – Rodney||Composting / recycling initiative|
|Waiau School||Hurunui District||Solar project|
|Waikino School||Hauraki District||Multiple projects|
|Waimate Main School||Waimate District||Solar project|
|Waituna Creek School||Waimate District||Solar project|
|Weedons School||Selwyn District||Solar project|
|Wesley Elementary School||Auckland – Puketapapa||Multiple projects|
|Intermediate Whakatāne||Whakatāne District||Multiple projects|
|Whangaruru School||Whangārei District||Solar project|
|Woodbury School||Timaru District||LED replacement|