Heat Pump Standards, Failing COVID Recovery and Free EVs

Heat Pump Standards, Failing COVID Recovery and Free EVs

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins

Firstly, a call out this week to any member interested in representing CEP on a Standards NZ panel looking at High Temperature Heat Pumps. The commitment will be attendance on three Technical Advisory Group meetings scheduled for August and September and the preparation for these. Unfortunately, there is no coverage of costs or time offered, however, it’s important the expertise sitting in our membership is input into the process and I’d encourage any member suitably qualified to step forward. We’ve been asked to nominate a representative by the middle of next week at the latest, so if you are interested please let me know as soon as possible and I can send more details.
A reminder that we have three digital passes to Downstream to give away to members and will be doing so through a random draw next week. These are non-transferable, individual passes so please apply for yourself only. The draw will close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 21st, that’s next Tuesday. So far, we haven’t received that many entries so there’s a good chance of winning.
Amid the many calls for green or clean investments to underpin COVID recovery expenditure, the latest support comes from the World Economic Forum stating there is a US$10trn economic opportunity that would create 395 million jobs in embedding net positive nature requirements into strategies and investments. With all the calls for this going on, only a fraction of which we have reported here, it’s a shame to hear that the G20 nations have funnelled US$151bn of recovery funding into fossil fuels, around 56% of all recovery funding so far made available. The US has lead the way in this hall of shame with US$58bn of funding.
On a more positive note, this week BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and previous recipient of criticism on its climate action policies, called out 244 companies – among them Chevron, ExxonMobil, Daimler and Volvo – for making insufficient progress on integrating climate risk into their strategies and reporting. Perhaps a sign the investment community is beginning to take climate risk seriously.
We hear the latest wave of incentives to promote the uptake of electric vehicles across Germany and France mean it is now possible in some places to get your EV free. The combination of EV, business recovery and tax incentives has allowed some firms to offer vehicle leases on lower value EVs, such as the Renault Zoe or Smart EQ, at negligible or even zero cost to business users. Private buyers don’t have to stump up much more. In Germany, a private buyer can drive away in a new EV for as little as €39 a month (NZ$16 per week). The entry point in France is a little more at €79 a month (NZ$32 per week). With an election around the corner, that sounds like a policy that may swing a few votes!
Finally this week, don’t forget to check out the webinar schedule below and get the dates and times into your diaries.
Webinar – Power Quality and Harmonics | Monday, 27 July 4-5pm
Webinar – Building a More Sustainable Construction Sector | Tuesday, 28 July 4-5pm
Webinar – Carbon Accounting for Public Lighting in the Digital Age | Monday, 24 August 4-5pm

Tender Opportunities

Main Contractor for Design, Supply, and Installation of HVAC system at Seatoun School (the School)
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The BoT of Seatoun School are seeking a contractor to design, supply, and install and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system to classrooms and a meeting room in R Block. Work is to be carried out during December 2020 – January 2021 and is to be completed prior to school recommencing.
Close Date: Monday, 20 July 2020 5:00 PM

Auckland Transport Supplier Code of Conduct Acknowledgment

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Auckland Transport Supplier Code of Conduct Acknowledgment. In October 2019 we launched our very first Supplier Code of Conduct (the Code).The purpose of the Code is to establish minimum standards and expectations applicable to all suppliers providing goods and services to Auckland Transport.As a strategic supplier to AT we would like you to consider the 7 principles set out in the Code and take a leadership role to align to those principles. AT Procurement (Infrastructure).
Close Date: Friday, 24 July 2020 5:00 PM 

Northland DHB Facilities Maintenance Services Panel

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The Northland District Health Board is seeking suppliers for delivery of its facilities maintenance services. A Panel arrangement is being formed that will identify pre-qualified suppliers for delivering primarily response maintenance services across all Northland DHB sites. Successful responding suppliers pre-qualified to the service categories will be issued a Maintenance Panel Agreement. Future work for the respective categories will be delivered through a secondary procurement process with the Panel suppliers only.
Close Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 4:00 PM 

Additional Suppliers for Engineering Services Panel

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This RFP relates to the purchase of services to support the Councils engineering activity for the next three years.The scope of professional services required for the panel includes the categories listed as follows: Flood Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Design, Project Management, Consent Planning, Technical Review of Resource Consents. Suppliers may provide some or all of these services.
Close Date: Friday, 7 August 2020 4:00 PM

Registration as a Vetted Eligible Materials Supplier

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NG Power Limited (PPL) as the state-owned enterprise and monopoly on-grid electricity supplier is partnering with the donor signatories of the PNG Electrification Partnership (PEP) to execute and deliver the intent of that programme. This programme involves significant on-grid extension projects into rural areas. New Zealand’s current contribution to this programme is the ROGE Project and, in partnership with the Australian government, will also contribute to the Enga Electrification Project, where the materials supply component of the projects are estimated at NZD 10m + over the next 3 years.
Close Date: Friday, 7 August 2020 5:00 PM

Advance Notice – Auckland DHB Starship Children’s Hospital PICU and Atrium

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Advance Notice of a Contract Opportunity – Auckland DHB Starship Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Atrium – subscribe to notice for more information.
The preliminary design project has been completed and Auckland DHB is looking to approach the market for consultants to undertake the completion of the design, including;- Project Management- Architecture- Building Services (Mech / Elec / Hyd / Med Gas / Fire Protection / ICT / Security / Nurse Call).
Close Date: Friday, 9 October 2020 5:00 PM

Advance Notice – Improving Classrooms in Small or Remote Schools Programme
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This notice is to inform suppliers that the Ministry will be embarking on a programme to improve the internal environments of almost 600 state schools that are small or remote. The programme is expected to take up to four years to complete. Inclusion definitions are:
• Schools that have four or less entitled* teaching spaces (about 100 students)
• Schools that have an isolation index* of 2.0 or higher on the Ministry’s Isolation Index
The improvements will enhance aspects of the learning environment associated with fitness for purpose, operational efficiency and condition. The improvements are: LEDs, acoustic panels, thermal blankets and residual current devices (RCDs) for electrical safety.
Close Date: Thursday, 31 December 2020 5:00 PM

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