An Eco Design Advisor service is currently offered by six local councils across New Zealand. Eco Design Advisors are knowledgable and experienced in the field of home performance and receive regular training to keep abreast of current developments. Householders can have confidence that the advisory provides advice that is in accord with ‘best practice’, impartial, independent – and tailored to their needs.
DID YOU KNOW:
The BRANZ House Condition Survey paints a dismal picture of the state of New Zealand housing.
53% could benefit from retrofitted insulation
51% of childrens’ bedrooms were not heated in winter
Mould was visible in 49% of all houses
Only around half of NZ house have extractor fans in the kitchen or bathroom that are vented to the outside
New Zealand faces the challenge of bringing its housing stock of 1.6 million existing homes to standards considered normal in most developed countries, and to design and build new homes that perform to the levels that we are capable of designing to.