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Request advice to make your home healthy and energy efficient
What we can offer
If you want to lower your energy bills and have a warmer, drier home, or are planning to build or make some home improvements, we can give you free advice on how to:
- improve the health, comfort and performance of your home
- warm your home in winter and cool it in summer
- reduce mould and condensation
- improve energy and resource efficiency
- save on energy bills
- reduce your household's carbon footprint.
We provide personalised, impartial advice on home performance and energy efficiency. We will work with you to find the right options for your home and budget.
What we don't offer
- Building or insulation inspections for compliance purposes.
- Advice relating to major repairs, or to structural, electrical, drainage or plumbing work.
- Recommendations for particular suppliers or products.
- Inspection of watertightness issues.
Advice for new builds
Our sustainable home guide offers design tips on building a comfortable home that costs less to run and is less harmful to the environment.
We provide eco-design advice for new build projects. You can ask us about:
- thermal performance
- energy efficiency
- carbon footprints.
Free advice before submitting a consent application for information on resource and building consents.
Request advice on the performance of your home
Our certified home performance and eco-design advisors will provide up to an hour of free expert advice on how you can make your existing house or new build warmer, drier and more energy-efficient.
They can provide this advice by:
We prefer virtual consultations because they reduce health risks, travel time, and carbon emissions.
We offer a limited number of in-home consultations if you do not have the technology for a video-call or if a physical inspection is required.
To request a free one hour consultation, complete the online form:
Request home energy advice
We will try to reply to all enquiries within three working days, and consultations will take place within four weeks.
If you do not need a full consultation and just have a quick question, send an email to:
|Heat your home||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/heat-your-home||Heat your home||Find out how to make your home warmer, energy efficient and sustainable by installing wall insulation, solar and heat pump water heating, solid fuel heating and solar panels.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Assess your home||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/assess-your-home.aspx||Assess your home||Carry out an easy online check to assess if your home meets ventilation, insulation, heating and energy efficiency standards.||aspx||Environment|
|Healthy homes requirements for landlords||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/healthy-homes-requirements-for-landlords.aspx||Healthy homes requirements for landlords||Find out about healthy homes requirements and responsibilities for owners of rental properties.||aspx|
|Healthy homes resources for tenants||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/healthy-homes-resources-for-tenants.aspx||Healthy homes resources for tenants||Find out about healthy homes programmes and resources for people living in rental homes.||aspx||Environment|
|Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT kit)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/hire-home-energy-audit-toolkit.aspx||Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT kit)||Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT kit) to measure how warm and dry your home is and where you can save on your power bill.||aspx||Sustainability|
|Tips to create a healthy, energy-efficient home||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/create-healthy-energy-efficient-home/Pages/tips-to-create-healthy-energy-efficient-home.aspx||Tips to create a healthy, energy-efficient home||Find out about things you can do around your home to make it warmer and drier.||aspx||Environment|