Get free advice on how to make your house warm, dry, healthy and energy efficient - and save money too!
Just make an appointment and you’ll get a two-hour consultation at your place or ours, covering topics such as:
energy efficient home design
ways to prevent draughts
ways to make the most of sunlight
ways to save energy
the pros and cons of solar power
your heating options (including solar water heating)
your recycling options
ways to collect and use rainwater (you can buy a 200-litre rainwater tank from us for $105 – just call in to Petone Library. It’s easy to install and you’ll have a handy water supply for emergencies and your garden)
our discounted fees for home sustainability initiatives
For properties built before the year 2000, Greater Wellington Regional Council offers ratepayers in the region a maximum of $3,900 in financial assistance for home insulation. It can be repaid through a targeted rate on your regular rates bill over nine years.
Request an appointment
To request an appointment with our Eco Design Advisor:
Windows and curtains: how to position windows and use double-glazing and curtains to hold in free heat and reduce your power bills (PDF 202 kb)
Insulation advice for landlords
Landlords – insulate yourselves from worry. From July 2019 all rental properties must have ceiling and underfloor insulation, where reasonably practicable. Check out this video to make sure you comply:
We can't make you build beyond the NZ Building Code, but we can show you ways to do better than these minimum standards - watch the video for more:
Having a Warmer, Drier and More Comfortable Home
Take a look at our videos on how to have a warmer, drier and more comfortable home.