Transcript: consultation on the 2021 Building Code update

Last updated: 6 April 2021

Transcript for the "Consultation on the 2021 Building Code update" video.

Visuals in this video are animated line drawings.

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Building work in New Zealand must comply with the Building Code. It's the foundation for ensuring all our homes and buildings are warm, dry and healthy.

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Commercial and residential buildings on a street.

Residential building framing, with forklift, truck and crane coming into view.

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At MBIE, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the Code so we can build better homes and buildings and deliver on the Government's commitment to climate change.

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People at desk, person working on a computer and people in a meeting room with the Beehive in the background.

Zoom in to Beehive with New Zealand flag on top.

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We're proposing some big changes for energy efficiency, particularly insulation requirements and climate zones across New Zealand.

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People working on computer, person installing insulation, person hammering in weatherboards and person using tablet.

New Zealand map with weather icons and Māori terms.

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We're also proposing to introduce a new way to comply to ensure HVAC systems in commercial buildings are designed and installed to reduce load on the national grid.

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Shot of different buildings.

Air circulating through a commercial building, pan to show power pylons.

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We need to make some big decisions on how we make these changes and we need your help to decide how high we raise the energy efficiency bar, and how quickly we do it.

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Framing of a home with builder working, people in front and designer drawing plans.

People standing beside insulation, people standing beside shelves panning right to boxes with months on front.

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Be part of the drive for better energy efficiency in New Zealand buildings.

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Completing home build, people installing windows and building inspector with checklist

Text on screen: "Have your say. mbie.govt.nz/have-your-say"

Logos: "Ministry of Business, Innovation and employment" and "New Zealand Government". 

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