Kapiti Coast District Council CEMARS certification - Jake Roos with Mayor Ross Church
I lead Kāpiti Coast District Council to become the first CEMARS (ISO-14064) certified local authority in NZ, contributing to over a 75% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and effectively its managing energy and use costs.
Reducing Carbon Emissions, Saving Money at Radio New Zealand.
Read about KCDC’s carbon and energy management programme here.
April 2014 – Winner EECA Awards ‘Community’ & ‘Public Sector’ category.
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I was project co-ordinator for the Wellington Electricity EV Charging Trial which analysed the impact of home EV charging on the electricity grid using real usage data from EV owners’ homes, and a control group. It also examined EV owner’s views on ways to manage the impact and vehicle-to-grid technology.
Read the Wellington Electricity EV Charging Trial report here.
In the UK, I developed and helped implement planning policies requiring high standards for insulation and other sustainability measures to be installed in new-build homes and existing homes when they were extended.

Highly commended in the 2006 UK National Energy Efficiency Awards.

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Working with people of all ages, community groups and businesses I co-ordinated a display of a ‘low carbon’ Kāpiti Coast in the year 2025 made of Lego to help illustrate how we might meet the challenge of climate change. 
2017-11-18 Qtown marathon for web
Working as a teaching fellow at Otago University, I developed and taught courses on building physics, energy policy and energy auditing. I created the University of Otago Energy Studies online weather data display.
Electric-truck-at-school-1-(424914)I managed the project to purchase and put into service the Southern Hemisphere’s first fully-electric refuse compactor truck, the ZEV 9000.
You can read the case study for the Kāpiti ZEV 9000 on the EECA website here.