Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand (CEPNZ)

Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand (CEPNZ)

Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand emerges from a strategic redirection of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ). The EMANZ membership comprised individuals working or interested in energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction. Its members worked across the private and public sectors, in in-house and consultancy roles, in academia, in renewables and in policy advice. EMANZ was first established in 1993. The origins of the Society lie within Engineering New Zealand, then IPENZ, when several energy efficiency specialists established a special interest group to exchange knowledge, ideas and best practice. In 2001, EMANZ was registered as an Incorporated Society under the 1908 Act. EMANZ remained and CEP remains associated with Engineering NZ as a Collaborating Technical Society and is a signatory of its CTS Charter. At its 2019 AGM, the EMANZ membership voted unanimously to adopt a new constitution and change its name to Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand. CEP will continue to be a not-for-profit, registered incorporated society under the 1908 Incorporated Societies Act. EMANZ members were at the forefront of providing advice on energy efficiency, productivity and carbon reduction for many years. However, as the sector grew and demand for broader knowledge and skills around carbon management emerged it was timely for EMANZ to revisit its long term strategy and purpose. Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand was born.