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Energy Efficiency

An energy efficient home will save you money and help our environment. They are more comfortable to live in, being warmer and drier year round, which has a major impact on the health of the people who live there.

Becoming energy efficient in your home is simple and there are plenty of ways to start. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s (EECA) Energywise website offers lots of advice on energy efficiency plus information on financial assistance.

Go to the Energywise website

Home Clean Heating, Home Insulation and Solar Water Heating

Marlborough District Council is also providing programmes to assist in creating energy efficient homes.

Home Clean Heating

Home Insulation

Solar Water Heating

Council is offering an energy efficiency funding service to ratepayers for approved home insulation.

Council is offering an energy efficiency funding service to ratepayers for an approved solar water heating solution to enable you to reduce your hot water bill. 

Warmer Healthy Homes Programme

Eligibility to the Warmer Healthier Homes programme in Marlborough requires that the homeowner/tenant has a valid Community Service Card or Super Gold card with Community Service Card endorsement.

Secondly, referrals are prioritised for people/families with chronic health conditions or households with children under 17 years or people over 65 years.

If you meet these criteria, please contact your local GP service or nurse practitioner and ask to be referred to this programme.

Any queries regarding referral or eligibility, please contact the Public Health Service:
Ph: 03 520 9914

Heat Smart (closed in September 2013)

Further Information:

  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) 
    The EECA encourages, supports, and promotes energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable sources of energy in New Zealand.
  • Energywise
    Being more energy efficient is all about choices. This site is full of practical information and advice to help you make those choices at home and on the road.

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