In the past decade, renewable energies such as solar energy, wind energy, water and biomass have become more popular and their wide range of uses evident.
Currently around two thirds of all electricity used by New Zealanders is generated from renewable energy. Renewable energy sources have the potential to have a huge impact on the New Zealand building industry, and more importantly consumers are becoming more educated on how renewable energy sources can help power their home and water supply.
Incorporating key sustainability concepts such as the use of renewable energy systems into a new build or renovation project means that the home will use less water and energy than a traditional home. Consider systems such as LEAP’s Solargenius solar water heating system and Thermagenius heat pump water heating systems to reduce energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and utilise the free and natural power available to the market.