New Code targets insulation – Waikato Times – 1 July 2023

The Climate Change Commission says households use more electricity than the total new generation needed by 2035. If families were able to use less powerwhile staying warm and healthy, it would save money and reduce the cost of building new generation and transmission, while freeing up electricity to power cars and industry.

In this backdrop, changes to the Building Code will make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier, with less impact on the climate. The changes focus on increases to insulation requirements and introduce six new climate zones to reflect the specific weather experienced in different parts of New Zealand.

MBIE says the new requirements will reduce the energy needed to heat homes by up to 40 per cent, allowing people to heat their homes more easily and efficiently, which will lead to better health and increased energy savings.

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