Energy use in the home
The residential sector accounts for 13% of New Zealand's national energy consumption per year, including 33% of all electricity consumed.
It is the one area that affects all New Zealanders, and all of us can benefit from better use of energy in our homes.
Improving the energy efficiency of a home obviously benefits the people who live there - the house is warmer, healthier, more comfortable and cheaper to run. But the country benefits too. An energy efficient housing stock means we reduce the pressure on our health system, we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and we defer the need to keep building more and more generation.
EECA helps New Zealanders improve energy use at home through our ENERGYWISE™ homes programme. The programme offers information and funding to encourage people to make better energy choices at home. The programme covers the buildings we live in and the systems and products we use in those buildings.
 Energy Information and Modeling Group. 2008. New Zealand Energy Data File. June 2008. Wellington: Ministry of Economic Development.