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Evaluation of the Warmer Kiwis Homes programme: full report including cost benefit analysis

Building energy codes Energy consumption Energy efficiency New Zealand

The Warmer Kiwi Homes (WKH) programme includes the provision of clean heating devices in living areas for eligible households that do not already have suitable heating. The programme also includes installation of retrofitted insulation for houses without (or with insufficient) insulation. To be eligible, the householder must be an owner-occupier and must either be situated in a disadvantaged neighbourhood or hold a Community Services Card.

This paper provides a comprehensive evaluation of the heat pump component of WKH. It analyses the impact of heat pump installation on outcomes for households that received a heat pump through the programme. Outcomes on which we focus include warmth and dryness of the living area, personal comfort and wellbeing, heating and ventilation related behaviours, and electricity consumption. The evaluation combines the heat pump findings with prior findings related to insulation and heating to provide a set of cost benefit analyses of the WKH programme.

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Motu Working Paper 22-14