Energy Efficiency

Aerial view from the north-east of Pateke Lodge, Kerikeri showing solar water heating panels.
Solar panels for electricity generation and solar collectors for water heating on the roof of Pāteke Lodge.
What we do…..

An on-site electric vehicle (EV) charger enables our guests to reduce the carbon footprint of their travels.

A 4kW solar PV system provides most of our electricity during the day.

Hot water heating for the main property is supplemented by solar collectors on the roof and a log burner wet-back. Hot water for guest rooms is heated on-demand ensuring energy efficiency and limitless supply.

Energy-intensive appliances such as our refrigerator/freezer and clothes dryer are equipped with the latest inverter technology to reduce power consumption.

Lights are either energy-efficient or LED and common area lighting is motion sensor activated.

On the rare occasions it is required here in the “winter-less North”, our log burner provides ducted heat to rooms. Other heating and cooling requirements are provided by energy-efficient heat pumps and DC ceiling fans.

An HRV ventilation system is installed to keep the air fresh and reduce heating-related energy consumption.