The New Zealand government today launched a home performance rating scheme where the home owner can rate their house based on certain criteria.


Check out the newspaper link below and the website that the government has created




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Thanks for sharing what is going on in your corner of the world. This proves that energy efficiency in homes in more than a growing trend in the USA. Energy Efficiency is a GLOBAL concern, and it will take global action to address properly.
Very cool.
I like the GUI.
Agreed much with Michael -- and Home Energy Pros is already doing its part, with members from the following 11 countries joining in just the first week!

• Australia
• Brazil
• Canada
• Estonia
• Germany
• India
• Israel
• New Zealand
• Singapore
• Sweden
• UK
It is a start. The challenge with New Zealand houses is that 2/3 of all the houses in NZ has little or no wall insulation. All houses built before the mid 1970s have little or no insulation. The NZ government was nice to contribute up to 1500NZD for those 1970s houses to be insulated. Those who utilised it, spent the money on sub floor insulation and roof insulation.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab produced a similar tool called the Home Energy Saver. Actually the market is saturated with tools like this.
One of the advertisement produced by the NZ government department

CK Ang said:
One of the advertisement produced by the NZ government department

Did anyone notice the unique door bottom seal about 41 seconds into this youtube video?
the door bottom seal is very common here in New Zealand

CK Ang said:
the door bottom seal is very common here in New Zealand

Do you know CK if they are available in the United States?
I am not sure if you can get it in the USA. Here is the link
All - you may be interested in a webinar tomorrow, Nov 17th on the DOE's Home Energy Scoring Tool. Joan Glickman, who manages the project, will give an update on the November 9th announcement and the testing being done on the Home Energy Score. Reserve your Webinar seat at:


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