Auckland's Climate Action Plan

No - we need higher insulation standards

The current standards are too low and I struggle to keep my home warm enough. 

Tell us what needs to change in the comments below.

 

The current standards are too low and I struggle to keep my home warm enough.

Tell us what needs to change in the comments below.

edited on Dec 19, 2018 by Climate Action

Charles Widdicombe 6 months ago

The NZ Building Code is well below other countries in terms of insulation requirements. I think a building WOF or similar (with ratings) would identify which houses (where and what type) that could be targeted.

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Climate Action 6 months ago

Thanks for this Charles - great point. We'll include this in the development of our actions for the plan. Have you seen our other challenges about creating climate-proof buildings in Auckland? You can find them here: https://climateakl.co.nz/category/30353 https://climateakl.co.nz/category/30352
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Kitt Isidro 5 months ago

Landlords should be compelled to provide proper insulation for the houses they are renting out. They are earning income from it, it's only fair they should be able to provide tenants a warm house that is their money's worth.

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Fred Smithers 5 months ago

Personally speaking, our house is fine. But I have visited friends who have poorly insulated, damp, cold and mouldy rental properties. Not healthy at all, so we still need to raise those standards.

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Sarah McKay 5 months ago

The requirements are not strict enough, it gives bad landlords and out if their place is old and can't be easily fitted for installation, these are the places that need them the most!

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Maike 5 months ago

Landlords should be required to provide some form of heating and proper ventilation, as not every tenant can afford buying a heater and dehumidifier, making properties mouldy and unhealthy to live in. Neither desirable for the tenant nor the landlord!

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Benjamin Dupont 1 week ago

Many European countries have double glazing as a standard while it is an exception in NZ. This is only one aspect that shows how backwards NZ insulation standards are. This affects Public Health and the Economy.

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