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Principles of Home Performance

Get started on understanding the main components of a healthy home and how addressing energy use can support a healthy home. Classroom-based 1-day course.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Home performance in New Zealand: damp and cold, links to health, Government policy
  • Four critical elements for a healthy home: Reducing heating loss, adequate heat, moisture control, and ventilation; and describes some key principles of and common solutions to each
  • The New Zealand Healthy Housing Standards for rental properties
  • Energy for a healthy home: household energy use, efficiency and conservation
  • Smart energy use at home: lighting, appliances, hot water
  • Other services and where else to get help.

Completion of an online exam is required post course, there is one week to complete this.  Passing the course requires an exam score of 85% and above.

Registration Fee

Please note the following:

  1. From 1-August-2024 the registration fees for this course are:
    1. FULL $950+gst
    2. Not for profit $730+gst
  2. If the organisation funding your training requires a Purchase Order (PO) number, PLEASE organise this.   We appreciate your including the PO as part of your registration, or send ASAP.
  3. Organisations with charitable status or those that operate as not-for-profit are eligible for a discounted registration fee. Please tick the relevant box and add your charity number to access this discount.
  4. NB discounts will be reviewed as orders are processed.


There are no eligibility requirements for this course.

HPA promotes best practice based on robust science for homes.  Applying this principle to Covid-19, we note best practice includes: staying home if you are unwell or a household contact (contact us ASAP); being fully vaccinated; practising good hand hygiene; and wearing a well fitting mask (N95) when inside. We acknowledge our trainers can’t teach effectively in masks, they will do all they can to remain physically distant.  HPA encourages you to take care of yourself and others during our training. 

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