27 February 2019 Scoop: New healthy homes standards are just the beginning

We have a lot of homes to fix in NZ and Sustainability Trust is estimating that “100,000 rentals will be exempt from installing insulation due to the cost of accessing the ceiling or underfloor.” I’m not sure they see the health care costs impacts of cold homes. It will pay for a lot of insulation.

We look forward to working with Government on the Review recommendations and the new standards to ensure that the intent of Healthy Homes Guarantee Act does just that – guarantee a healthy home for all New Zealanders

“The new standards cover insulation, heating, ventilation, draughts, drainage and moisture ingress.”

“On the bright side, and perhaps it’s no coincidence, the recently released Electricity Price Review options paper makes some strong recommendations on pathways to eliminate household fuel poverty including financial support for upgrading homes and supporting energy bills,”

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