NZ Branch Clean Air Achievement Award Winners 2015
The New Zealand Branch awarded this year’s Clean Air Achievement Award to:
- Envirosolve Ltd; and
- Retrospective Design Ltd
The Award recipients were recognised for their success in introducing Ultra Low Emission Burners to the New Zealand market, overcoming a range of problems and hurdles along the way. There contributions present a significant step forward and possible solution for problems faced in New Zealand’s polluted airshed.
Ultra Low Emission Burners (ULEBs) are required to emit less than 0.5 grams of total suspended particulate (TSP) per kilogram of fuel burned (g/kg), and with a thermal efficiency of 65 % or greater when tested in real life operation.
Achieving these emission and thermal performance criteria proved challenging for the suppliers of domestic burners in New Zealand. However, during 2015 three companies obtained:
- Canterbury Regional Council authorisation as ULEB
- Canterbury Regional Council global resource consent to install and operate ULEBs in new houses or in houses that do not currently have a solid fuel burner.
The three authorised/consented ULEBs are:
- Walltherm - Retail Links Ltd
- Bionic - Envirosolve Ltd
- Xeeros - Retrospective Design Ltd
The awards were presented at the NZ Branch AGM held on Wednesday 2nd of December. Rene Haeberli of Enivirosolve Ltd and Sarah Pezaro of Retrospective Design Ltd attended the award ceremony in person. Ross Sneddon of Retail Links put his apologies to the meeting for not attending, he had just arrived back in the country from a business trip. All three companies were pleased to receive the award.
Congratulations to the 2015 NZ Branch achievement award winners. CASANZ look forward to the on-going activity in this space during 2016 and beyond as new products come to market, air plans are changed to consider ULEBs, and people may be able to heat their homes using solid fuel burners with relatively low impact on air quality.