Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes

Last updated: 4 July 2019
In May 2013 the Government announced an investment of $100 million to insulate 46,000 homes in a new three-year insulation programme delivering warmer, drier and healthier homes to communities in most need. The programme targets low-income households, particularly those with high health needs - which includes children, the elderly, and people at risk of cold-related illness. Unlike its predecessor, Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart, the programme did not provide any funding to general income households, or for clean heating devices. The Government's investment of up to 60% of the cost of a home's insulation is augmented by significant levels of funding from trusts and other third parties. This makes insulation available to those households in most need, at low or no cost. As at the end of September 2015, 94% of the 46,000 houses (the programme target) had been insulated. More homes than planned for have been insulated in every year of the programme. By the end of 2015/16 more than 54,000 homes (8,000 more than the programme target) were insulated.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space heating
  • Building vintage
  • Existing buildings