Representing more than 700 organisations and companies who believe in a better built Aotearoa, we present submissions on key policy and advocate for regulatory and industry-wide change.
Using green hydrogen blended with fossil gas would be monumentally wasteful in terms of energy and wouldn’t provide any unique benefit to household and commercial users. Using electricity directly in homes and businesses is more than 50% more energy efficient than creating green hydrogen (it takes 55kWh of electricity to make 33.3kWh worth of green hydrogen), with additional energy savings from the greater energy efficiency of heat pumps compared to gas heating. It would be better for New Zealanders and the taxpayer to focus on improving the energy efficiency and electrifying New Zealand buildings and homes.
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Dozens of leading organisations in Aotearoa have jointly signed a letter calling on Government to adopt the Climate Change Commission’s recommendation “to have, by 31 December 2022, implemented measures to improve the energy performance of existing buildings, such as mandating participation in energy performance programmes.”
New Zealand’s Building Code is forever being criticised and complained about, so much so you wonder why nothing has changed. It has not evolved fast enough, and fails to provide New Zealanders with warm, dry, and sustainable places to live and work. Here we lay out the main areas that need to be changed.
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