Smart Energy Solutions: Smart Energy Solutions News: Better kiwi homes

By: Smart Energy Solutions  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Insulation, Light Fitting

  • A Whangaparoa house has been built to bring power to the people.

  • In a media release today, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed 43,430 New Zealand homes have benefited from the EECA Energywise Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme in it’s first 10 months.

  • The cost of firewood has again risen this year with rising fuel costs, making wood fires an expensive option, especially in the cities.

  • Congratulations to EECA Energywise for reaching another big milestone in the Warm Up New Zealand : Heat Smart programme.

  • The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is looking at ways to encourage use of efficient shower heads, and is offering a $50 incentive for households who install a shower head and then offer feedback.

  • Known as ‘little chimneys’, Consumer has found downlights can significantly increase your heating bill in an open-plan room because the large ventilation air-gaps around the light fitting let warm air disappear from your living space into your ceiling.

  • You can get ENERGYWISE™ funding to help insulate your house, and install clean and efficient heating under the government’s Warm up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme.

  • EECA Energywise boss Mike Hunter Hill discusses the insulation scheme (starting this Wednesday, 1st July) in detail.

  • More than 180,000 New Zealand homes will have access to grants for insulation ..

  • In an article in the NZ Herald last Tuesday, Eloise Gibson confirms that low- and middle-income earners will have their pick of insulation subsidies until the Government’s new scheme comes into force on July 1.

  • The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

    Keywords: Insulation, Light Fitting

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