Low flow


An easy way to save $80 or more per year  is by installing a low flow shower head. These can be bought from most hardware stores. Another way to save is shortening your shower time by 1 minute which could save your household $70 per year! As well as saving you money, this also reduces your carbon footprint.  

Low flow

An easy way to save $80 or more per year  is by installing a low flow shower head. These can be bought from most hardware stores. Another way to save is shortening your shower time by 1 minute which could save your household $70 per year! As well as saving you money, this also reduces your carbon footprint.  

Wash cold


Did you know that by simply washing your clothes in cold water you could save $80 or more on electricity every year? It’s a simple way to save money.

Wash cold

Did you know that by simply washing your clothes in cold water you could save $80 or more on electricity every year? It’s a simple way to save money.

Hang it out


Why not hang your clothes outside in the sunshine to dry instead of putting them in the clothes dryer? By using the clothes dryer just one time less per week you could save $50 per year and reduce your carbon footprint. While $50 a year might not sound like much, imagine if you hung all your clothes outside and never used the dryer – those savings could add up pretty quickly!

Hang it out

Why not hang your clothes outside in the sunshine to dry instead of putting them in the clothes dryer? By using the clothes dryer just one time less per week you could save $50 per year and reduce your carbon footprint. While $50 a year might not sound like much, imagine if you hung all your clothes outside and never used the dryer – those savings could add up pretty quickly!

Warm up


Warm homes are healthy homes, and the best way of warming up your home without creating a huge power bill is to install insulation in your ceiling, under the floor, or in the walls. Talk to an expert about what is best for your home – you might even qualify for funding through Council or government grants or loans.

Warm up

Warm homes are healthy homes, and the best way of warming up your home without creating a huge power bill is to install insulation in your ceiling, under the floor, or in the walls. Talk to an expert about what is best for your home – you might even qualify for funding through Council or government grants or loans.

Talk to experts


Building a new home or renovating an existing one? You could choose a sustainable building designer or get your architect to provide valuable advice on how to make your home as high performing as possible. Doing this will not only provide you with significant savings over the lifespan of your home, but you will also have a warmer and drier home with a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Auckland Council has a free Eco Design Advisor service where you can book your own personal appointment.

Talk to experts

Building a new home or renovating an existing one? You could choose a sustainable building designer or get your architect to provide valuable advice on how to make your home as high performing as possible. Doing this will not only provide you with significant savings over the lifespan of your home, but you will also have a warmer and drier home with a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Auckland Council has a free Eco Design Advisor service where you can book your own personal appointment.

Hire a HEAT kit


Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit to work out which areas of your home use the most energy, how you can make your home healthier and warmer, and how you can save on power bills. You can loan a free HEAT kit from your local library. Request one through the Auckland Libraries Catalogue.

Hire a HEAT kit

Borrow a Home Energy Audit Toolkit to work out which areas of your home use the most energy, how you can make your home healthier and warmer, and how you can save on power bills. You can loan a free HEAT kit from your local library. Request one through the Auckland Libraries Catalogue.

Home grown runs in the family

Vanessa & Matti
Growing their own

I cut my commute by 42 minutes and saved $31.50 a week by swapping from bus to e-bike

Helena
Super commuter

I'm saving around $80 a month on my powerbill in winter

Ruchi
Takanini home owner

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