Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3)

This trans-Tasman programme regulates energy efficiency standards and labelling for products and appliances. It significantly improves the electricity efficiency of products and appliances available for sale in New Zealand.

Warmer Kiwi Homes

This programme makes New Zealand homes warmer, drier and healthier by offering grants for heaters and home insulation to low-income home owners.

Eligible people can claim

  • 80% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation.
  • 80% of the cost of a heat pump.

Efficiency helps to smooth demand

The residential sector has a large number of small consumers and the dominant energy source is our highly renewable electricity system.

Households have a significant impact on our peak electricity use when electricity generation tends to be at its least renewable, and most expensive to produce (for example, winter evenings).

LED pilot

EECA is working with other organisations to provide LEDs to households in lower-income areas across the country. This work is part of a trial to find the best way of getting people to switch to LEDs.

We want to increase the uptake of efficient LEDs in New Zealand homes to reduce carbon emissions and costs to households.

Wairoa to see cost savings and carbon reduction with town lightbulb giveaway - latest media release