Issue 134: The Energy we use in New Zealand Homes

Issue 134: The Energy we use in New Zealand HomesScience is often thought of as something that is carried out in laboratories, in remote jungles, under the sea or high up in space. We often overlook the science under our noses – for example, we know more about the living conditions of astronauts than we do about the houses in which we live.

This ALPHA uses science to explore the ways we use energy in our houses and ask questions about the energy issues that face New Zealand in the future. It provides some sample data from the Household Energy End-use Project (HEEP) to allow you to explore how the energy use in your house compares to other houses.