Motu Research is leading the Warmer Kiwis Study, which focuses on the heat pump component of EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. We are working directly with a group of about 160 homeowners, who have received (or will receive) a grant for an energy efficient heating device. Motu Research is collecting new data on peoples’ health and wellbeing in homes, the indoor environment in homes (including temperature and humidity) and electricity consumption. We are doing this to investigate the actual improvements in homes achieved through EECA’s programme.
The study began in 2021. Interim results from the first winter of the study were published in January 2022. We will publish the final results in early 2023.
Warmer Kiwi Homes is an EECA programme aimed at making homes warmer, drier and healthier. EECA does this by offering grants to lower-income homeowners for home insulation and/or an efficient heater.