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Insulation bonus for home builders

The new, smarter insulation requirements featured in NZS 4246:2006 will improve energy efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint and bring New Zealand construction standards closer to those of other OECD countries.   In addition, there is a real bonus in this for home builders.    When fully implemented from 30 September 2008, the additional insulation and double glazing required will add about $5000 to the cost of each of the 20,000-plus new homes built every year.   The...
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ECNZ certification brings wider choice for customers

Label is scientific proof positive, not just market-driven branding   The new certification by Environmental Choice New Zealand of GreenStuf ceiling insulation pads and blankets brings a wider choice of environmentally-preferable building insulation, according to the ecolabel’s general manager Robin Taylor.   Previously there has been only one product range, Tasman Insulation’s Pink Batts Ultra, that has qualified for the country’s official, government-backed ce...
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