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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 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
  • select eco-friendly building materials.

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.

This advice is free to all Auckland residents and ratepayers, whether you are a homeowner, landlord or tenant

What we don't offer

  • Building or insulation inspections for compliance purposes.
  • Advice relating to major repairs, or to structural, electrical or plumbing work.
  • Recommendations for particular suppliers or products. 

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.

To help you get started, see Free advice before submitting a consent application.

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 house warmer, drier and more energy-efficient.

They can provide this advice:

  • over the phone
  • by email
  • a virtual visit via a video call
  • by visiting you at your house if necessary.

To request advice, complete the online form:

Request eco-design advice

We will try to reply to all enquiries within three working days, and consultations will take place within four weeks.

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