Hutt City Council is the first New Zealand council to include building performance information on properties’ Land Information Memoranda (LIMs). Property owners now have option of having their homes or rental properties’ health, warmth and efficiency assessed, and their buildings’ performance certified on their LIMs. Council’s Director Environmental and Sustainability, Helen Oram, says while this […]
This story was originally published on Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission. Researchers have calculated how much carbon dioxide a typical new three-bedroom home can afford to emit in its lifetime and still keep the world within 2 degree Celsius warming.The bad news is, New Zealand houses are five times over-budget. The good news is, we can fix it […]
To evaluate the EDA service, an online survey was sent to people who had undergone a consultation between 2016 and 2018. This report details the results of that survey.
Consumers free guide provides advice and tips on what you can do to make your home warmer, cosier and cheaper to heat. We also explain your rights and your landlord’s obligations.
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