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Stay warm and dry: Consumer release a renter’s guide to a warmer home…

July 24th, 2018

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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City of polluters: Major changes needed to make Christchurch carbon neutral by 2050

February 1st, 2018

Christchurch has the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions of New Zealand’s major cities, but is poised to commit to being carbon neutral by 2050.

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Tips and tricks to make your house more sustainable

November 9th, 2017

Eco design Advisor Richard Popenhagen says even small changes can make a big impact on the warmth of your home.

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The Dark Side of LED Lightbulbs

November 1st, 2017

“Are there health or environmental concerns with LED lightbulbs, which may soon replace compact fluorescents as the green-friendly light bulb of choice?”

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Shared electric cars on the horizon for Christchurch

September 16th, 2017

Christchurch residents will soon be zooming around the city in shareable electric cars 

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Cold Kiwi homes ‘a point of shame’

August 24th, 2017

August 24 2017 Ian Mayes loves everything about New Zealand except the way some houses are built. Hamilton City Council’s free eco design

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EECA’s home insulation subsidy is now available for low-income home owners!

June 28th, 2017

EECA’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme offers grants for insulation retrofits to make homes warmer, drier and healthier.

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Our 2017 Conference Workshop

May 10th, 2017

Proved to be a great success this year, with a great line up of speakers.

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BRANZ publishes its latest House Condition Survey

April 26th, 2017

This report “House Condition Survey: Comparison of house condition by tenure” provides a snapshop into the state of New Zealand housing at a given point in time.

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Many of our curtains have not been correctly hung

March 16th, 2016

Nelson Lebo, EDA at Palmerston North City Council, explains the best way to insulate your home with proper fitting curtains.

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Listen to one of our EDAs talk to Jesse Mulligan on RNZ National

February 17th, 2016

Rain may be on the forecast for most of the country today, but the temperatures are still up there, making for hot nights.

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Eco Design Advisor service leading to improvements in NZ housing

October 6th, 2015

A survey of 700 users of the Eco Design Advisor service has found New Zealanders are increasingly taking action to make their homes more energy efficient.