Warmer Healthier Homes founding members Bill Dahlberg, left, and Paul Brockie.
Bill Dahlberg – Warmer Healthier Homes: The Warmer Healthier Homes Nelson Tasman Marlborough project provides heavily subsidised insulation to eligible homeowners and tenants in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough areas. In some particularly vulnerable situations it maybe free. To be eligible, homeowners or tenants must have a community services card, with referrals prioritised for people and families with chronic health conditions or households with children less than five years old or people over 65 years. Over the last three years the WHH NTM group has retrofitted installation into over 700 homes, with this year’s target being over 400 homes and managing a total budget over $1.2 million. The home insulation scheme is governed by its own steering group with funding provided by support partners, Rata Foundation, Nelson Marlborough DHB, Nelson City Council, Marlborough District Council and the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority.