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Community Energy Action: a brief history

 

1994

CEA officially established

1995

  • CEA is offered a free home in the Southpower (now Orion) building
  • Curtain bank starts with 150 sets of curtains and an EECA grant
  • We begin commercial hot water cylinder wrapping

1996

  • Paid coordinator appointed with lotteries grant
  • Start of subsidised energy efficiency products

1997

Southpower (Orion) becomes an official funder

2000

Warm Babies program launched, for families with new born children

2001

CEA wins EECA award in the residential category

2003

CEA begins working for CDHB and Environment Canterbury on the Clean Heat project

2004

  • Launch of Elderly Health programme
  • Mainpower becomes an official funder
  • CEA achieves runner up at the EECA awards (Sustained Achievement Category)

2007

Pilot begins for EECA's Warm Up New Zealand (WUNZ) insulation scheme

2008

  • awarded Top Achiever at EECA awards
  • CEA expands, Curtain Bank moves to seperate premises

2009

  • CEA is an EECA provider in the nationwide WUNZ scheme
  • Official launch of CEA's energy advice service
  • Curtain Bank extends service to include whole house curtaining

2010

  • CEA is the winner of the EECA award in the community category
  • CEA moves to Moorhouse Ave, our first independent building. This building is severely damaged in the September quakes

2011

Staff work from home for several months before moving into temporary premises

2012

  • Healthy Homes project for hospital patients in conjunction with the CDHB begins
  • Curtain Bank extends service to provide linings to all curtains

2013

  • Milestone of 20,000 homes insulated
  • First project focussing on earthquake damaged homes begins

2014

  • Winner EECA award (Champion Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Category)
  • Repair Well for earthquake affected homeowners with NZ Red Cross begins
  • CEA moves to permanent premises in CBD
  • Curtain Bank broadens client criteria, CSC no longer required
  • Mobile Curtain Bank begins operating
  • Assessors trained in thermography and home performance assessment

Community Energy Action

0800 GET WARM (0800 438 9276)

+64 3 374 7222

info@cea.co.nz

299 Tuam Street

Christchurch

 

 

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