Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes

Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes

National project

Warm Up New Zealand was a government-subsidized residential energy efficiency and clean energy program, addressing respiratory illnesses and winter mortality rates. The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) collaborated with home insulation companies, regional councils, energy trusts, and other partners to provide low-income households with grants covering 60% of the cost of insulation.

Eligible households:

  • Owner-occupiers of houses built pre-2000 with Community Services Card (CSC) within specific age bands and with housing-related health needs
  • Landlords of households built pre-2000 with tenants with CSC within specific age bands and housing-related health needs

Funded measures:

  • Ceiling and under-floor insulation, pipe laggingin Zone 3 only and remedial work in specific circumstances
  • Optional measures: hot water cylinder wrap, ground vapour barrier, draught proofing and pipe lagging

Some concrete Key Performance Indicators between 2013 and 2016 included:

  • Government investment: $100m over three years, $92.5m grant funding
  • 46,000 retrofits targetted with 54,000 (about 16,000 to 20,000 per year) retrofits achieved.

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