Energy Efficiency

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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 Energywise

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.

Read more about 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.

Read more about solar water heating

Warmer Healthy Homes Programme

Eligibility for the Warmer Healthier Homes programme in Marlborough requires that the homeowner/tenant has a valid Community Services Card or SuperGold Card with Community Services 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.

For any queries regarding referral or eligibility, please contact the Public Health Service on phone: 03 520 9914 or email: felicity.spencer@nmdhb.govt.nz.

Heat Smart (closed in September 2013)

See Heat Smart information

Further information

The EECA encourages, supports, and promotes energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable sources of energy in New Zealand.

See the energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

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.

Go to Energywise

  • Heat Smart

    Over the last four years the Government has supported the installation of insulation into more than 230,000 homes, under EECA's Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme.

  • Home Clean Heating

    The Marlborough District Council is offering an energy efficiency funding service to ratepayers for an approved home clean heating installation.

  • Home Insulation

    For this service Council will provide funding for the cost of an approved home insulation solution which will be recovered over nine years through a targeted homeowner property rate.

  • Solar Water Heating

    The MDC is offering an energy efficiency funding service to ratepayers for an approved solar water heating solution.