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Healthy homes

Gas hobs are bad for your health

US researchers have found that gas stoves let off pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Even when they are off, gas stoves leak methane, a greenhouse gas. […]

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Energy hardship

Building community capacity to tackle energy hardship

We’re excited to start some work for Auckland Council talking to community organisations about what they need to provide healthy homes and energy efficiency advice as part of their existing […]

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Carbon

Good medium density reduces carbon

When we developed the medium density assessment tools, carbon reduction was barely on the agenda. Now, it’s front of mind and we’re delighted to be able to extend the assessment […]

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Curtains

Curtains and healthy homes

We know windows are the weakest link in our thermal envelope. While it’s great that Healthy Homes Standards are improving ceiling and underfloor insulation, addressing draughts, requiring efficient heating and […]

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Home performance advice

Making energy work for whānau

Learn how to help whānau understand their energy use and actions within reach of whānau in their homes to prioritise energy use for heating and health. This new online course, […]

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Curtains

The magic of curtains

Everyone working on the ground with whānau and their homes has long agreed that curtains are important. Their experience told them that curtains made a difference to how comfortable a […]

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Healthy homes

Healthy homes standards for rental housing

This year private landlords will need to comply with the Government’s new standards for rental properties.  We welcome the standards as a good step on the pathway to ensure tenants, […]

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Ventilation

Positive pressure ventilation systems

We’re bombarded with advertising these days telling us that we need ventilation systems to have dry, healthy houses.  Slick images compare these ‘happy’ houses and their ‘happy’ residents with those […]