This practical, plain English guide is for anyone wanting to build a comfortable, energy efficient home. It's has everything a New Zealand homeowner needs to know on the use of glass, mass and insulation for energy efficiency.
This guide has been produced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) in response to ongoing requests for information on micro-generation from the public. It is intended to provide guidance to both home and business owners who are interested in generating their own electricity, but need more information before going ahead. It is directed at the layperson who already has some basic knowledge of micro-generation.
This manual has been created for architects, builders and design professionals. It provides comprehensive and conceptual information and guidance for designing energy efficient and passive-solar houses in New Zealand.
The manual has two volumes, attached below. Please note the large file size of these documents.