Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act came into effect today and set a new standard for insulation in rental properties. It’s good news for tenants and landlords in establishing baselines for a healthy home, and is a real sea change on energy efficiency. Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire shares his views.
The Government announced last week that the Warm Up NZ would be extended for the next two years – but with some major changes. There are two big differences: funding for insulation subsidies drops from about $33 million a year to $9 million a year, and it will only be available for rental homes with low-income tenants.
Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire is one of four inspiring people to be shortlisted for the Vector Energy Leadership Award in this year's EECA Awards.
The world’s first carboNZero certified zoo is taking the next step to further reducing carbon emissions by installing 48 new solar panels.
A proposed bill on insulation could put lives and homes at risk if the Government doesn’t get the detail right, says Wellington social enterprise Sustainability Trust.
You may have heard something last year about the Government’s plan to make insulation compulsory in rental homes – we think it’s a good plan, but the detail needs a bit of work.
Another 520 Wellington families have warmer, healthier homes thanks to Sustainability Trust’s Curtain Bank. The Wellington Curtain Bank has provided free, fitted curtains to families around the region for the past six years.
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