Joint venture contributes to Christchurch building’s efficiency [fr]
An innovative heating and cooling system developed with French and New Zealand expertise is among the features of a new building in Christchurch.
The Pita Te Hori centre opened in Christchurch on Thursday, August 10.
The Ngāi Tahu Property development houses equipment for the first Christchurch District Energy Scheme plant room which uses aquifer water to heat and cool the office buildings before reinjection of the water back into the aquifer.
This highly energy efficient system has been developed in Christchurch with the expertise of French company Engie, which took part in a joint venture with Pioneer Energy. It has been designed to allow other local businesses to benefit from this lower cost renewable energy source in the future.