Beca appointed to EECA Energy Transition Accelerator Programme

Beca has been appointed by Te Tari Tiaki Pūngao, the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), as a Programme Partner for the new Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) Programme. 

The ETA Programme is designed to assist large energy users in the business sector to develop a stationary energy-related carbon abatement opportunity assessment – the first step in the development of a strategic low-carbon pathway.  

Kate Meyer, Business Director - Sustainability, said our appointment to the panel reinforces the strong role we can play to support businesses to create their roadmap for sustainable change.   

“The most positive impact we can have on this planet is by working with our clients, our people and our communities to bring about sustainable change. This means continually challenging and improving sustainable outcomes, and looking for new, smarter ways of doing things,” she said,” Kate said. 

“With more than 100 years’ working with clients in New Zealand, we truly understand their operations and processes, and appreciate the technical constraints and potential impacts the proposed changes can have within the context of broader capital expenditure and business strategy,” she said. 

“We’re proud to be recognised for our expertise and look forward to continuing to support New Zealand businesses through the EECA programme to reduce their carbon footprint.” 

Six experts have been appointed to represent Beca on the panel including Kate Meyer, Tim Howarth, Ben Masters, Adrian Dickison, Rex Johnstone and Bruce Wylie. The overall Beca programme of work under the panel will be led by our Programme Manager, Sarah Bacon.  

We are proud of the Beca specialists who have been appointed to the panel. Together they cover the technical, financial and industry breadth of expertise required to tackle the challenges and solutions needed to achieve New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Act target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  

Beca Technical Fellow and refrigeration specialist, Adrian Dickison, said the Programme would help to fast track results for New Zealand businesses. 

“Now is a great time to push forward with improving asset energy performance and deliver real value to some of New Zealand’s larger businesses with EECA’s assistance. The Energy Transition Accelerator will enable significant gains to be locked-in by clients earlier than they otherwise perhaps would, and we’re looking forward to being part of that journey,” Adrian said. 

Motivated by our purpose to make everyday better and our values-driven culture, we’re helping deliver transformational solutions with our clients and rising to the challenge of sustainability. 

Beca has also committed to reducing our own carbon emissions using science-based target of 32% by 2030.  

To get started get in touch with Beca Programme Manager, Sarah Bacon, from the panel and then formalise your application via Glenn.Wellington@eeca.govt.nz to commence the ETA journey with EECA.