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Govt Plan To Insulate NZ Homes Applauded As Great First Step

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Govt Plan To Insulate NZ Homes Applauded As Great First Step

29 May 2009 - The Government's move to insulate New Zealand homes built prior to 2000 has been welcomed as a great first step in creating healthy homes by HRV, the country's leading healthy home ventilation specialist.

Marcus Foot, managing director of HRV says it is a very proactive move by the government and shows a real commitment on their part to create energy efficient and warm homes for New Zealanders but stresses that insulation alone will not create a healthy living environment for Kiwi families.

"Without adequate heating and ventilation many homes will not experience any real improvement at all. Since mandatory insulation was introduced, the temperature of a New Zealand home has increased on average by only 1.4c.

"'Weather proofing' homes with increased insulation without controlled ventilation means many New Zealand homes will remain damp, mouldy and hard to heat with poor indoor air quality resulting in continued health issues especially for children."

"The move by the Government is a very commendable one but as a country we have a long way to go before New Zealand homes reach the WHO standard and a lot more work needs to be done in this area" concluded Foot.

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