Changes to Building Code clause H1 bring the biggest energy efficiency improvements in over a decade, and at Comfortech®, we’re well prepared to help you with these changes.
Research shows that damp, mouldy, poorly ventilated homes affect the respiratory health of many New Zealanders. To help address these issues, from 01 May 2023, MBIE has introduced the new 5th edition of H1/AS1 and H1/VM1 for housing and H1/AS2 or H1/VM2 for buildings greater than 300 m².
The changes focus on significant increases to insulation requirements and the introduction of six new climate zones to reflect the specific weather experienced in different parts of the country will help New Zealand homes and buildings to become warmer, drier, and more comfortable.
H1 will also help to reduce the energy needed to heat homes by up to 40 per cent, as well as a 23% reduction on average across large new builds, leading to positive health impacts and increased energy savings for New Zealanders.
At Comfortech®, we've got your H1 needs covered. Here's how we're helping you to navigate the changes:
- Single layer and double layer Pink® Superbatts® insulation solutions
- H1 thermal calculation and modelling service
- PinkFit® insulation installation network, ensuring correct product installation
For more information on these and other upcoming changes to the Building Code, please visit the 2021 Building Code Update section of the MBIE website.
Energy Efficiency for small buildings under 300 m²