235,000 homes have been insulated under the Government’s Warm up NZ: Heat smart programme, well above the original target of 188,500 set in 2009.
Energy & Resources Minister Simon Bridges said yesterday a strong insulation industry had been built as a result of the programme, and the benefits of better home insulation had become well known.
The Heat smart programme is drawing to its planned completion following the launch of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority’s targeted Warm up NZ: Healthy homes programme announced in this year’s Budget: “This new programme offers free ceiling & under-floor insulation for low-income households, particularly families with children & high health needs. It’s expected to insulate around 46,000 additional houses over the next 3 years.”
Attribution: Ministerial release.