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Free insulation for low-income families

Issue: Volume 94, Number 21

Posted: 23 November 2015
Reference #: 1H9cyF

EECAMany New Zealand homes are cold and unhealthy, contributing to respiratory disease and school absenteeism. Outbreaks of rheumatic fever have also been linked to families sleeping together in one room to keep warm.

A warm, dry home with well-installed insulation is healthier and easier to heat and makes a significant difference to the comfort and wellbeing of families.

Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes, which is run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is aimed at households where:

  • the house was built before the year 2,000;
  • the home owner or main tenant has a Community Services Card;
  • there are children under 17 years or adults over 65 living in the household.

The programme is delivered by insulation companies working in most regions throughout the country.

Visit www.energywise.govt.nz/funding-and-programmes/insulation-programme(external link) for the contact details of the insulation companies.

Please share information about free insulation with your school community through your newsletters and other communication with parents. If you need more information or flyers to give to parents, contact EECA’s General Manager Residential, Robert Linterman using the following email address; Robert.linterman@eeca.govt.nz

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 6:19 pm, 23 November 2015

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