Govt breaks targets as 235,000 homes receive insulation
By Anonymous on November 11, 2013 (3/10/13) has reported on the resounding success of the Government's Warm Up New Zealand : Heat Smart 2009 programme. Many thousands of Kiwi homes are now warmer, drier and healthier after receiving insulation as part of this programme.

“We had a target of 188,500 to be insulated by 2013 when we launched in 2009. The programme has now insulated 235,000 homes,” says Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges.

Mr Bridges says that Kiwis now better understand the benefits of better home insulation and a strong insulation industry has been built as a result of this programme.

The Warm Up New Zealand : Heat Smart program is now drawing to an end following the announcement in this year's budget and launch of the Warm Up New Zealand : Healthy Homes programme.

“Free ceiling and underfloor insulation will be offered to low-income households in this new programme. Families with high health needs and children will particularly benefit. 46,000 additional houses are expected to receive ceiling and underfloor insulation over the next three years,” says Mr Bridges.

Projects for the Healthy Homes programme have already been announced by the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority in regions from Northland to Southland.

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