NZ housing standards '15 years behind Europe'
Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 7:03 p.m.
Here's a question as we come into winter: What do you expect your average electricity bill to be? A couple of hundred dollars a month?
Maybe you've got a big house that's hard to heat and it ends up costing $300 to $400 a month.
Tonight, Campbell Live wanted to show viewers a new three-bedroom home that when completed, will be New Zealand most energy efficient house ever; a house claimed to be so efficient, the electricity bills are predicted to be nothing.
The big question: why aren't all new homes built to this standard?
John Sellwood travelled to the suburb of Addington in Christchurch to meet the builders, architects and owners of a house with a Homestar rating of nine - a rating that has never been given before.Watch the video for the full report.