Member Profile: Beacon Pathway

Mar 6, 2015 | Member profiles

It uses demonstration projects, robust research and a collaborative approach to stimulate and drive change. Beacon has a great track record in demonstration projects; for example, a pilot project in Christchurch to show that damaged houses can and should have performance upgrades alongside repairs has led to the launch of the Build Back Smarter Service.

Beacon’s work with homeowners has shown how difficult it is for people to know where to go to get good unbiased advice. This led Beacon, Community Energy Network and the Enviroschools Foundation to develop a nationally recognised training programme for home performance advisors. Underpinned by research, the level one and two courses set the minimum level of understanding required to provide effective advice on home performance. Level one focuses on energy use in the home, while level two provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of home performance.


Certified Home Performance Advisors have undertaken an intensive training course and passed an assessment to ensure they understand the science behind housing performance.

Certified Home Performance Advisors have been through a 3-day training course and have ongoing certification and professional development requirements. They are committed to providing

  • Independent advice
  • An assessment that looks at the whole house and takes all aspects into consideration
  • Best practice knowledge and latest research to underpin their advice

Home Performance Advisors assess each home in detail and give individualised advice to improve its performance.

For more information on Home Performance Advisor training including when the next courses will be running visit www.homeperformanceadvisor.org.nz.

Our members include: EECA, Christchurch City Council, Certified Builders, New Zealand Steel, Resene, Fletcher Aluminium, and Insulpro Manufacturing.

Further information is available at www.beaconpathway.co.nz

Recent articles

CHA’s Submission on the Charities Amendment Bill

CHA’s Submission on the Charities Amendment Bill

CHA submitted to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Charities Amendment Bill. We supported a robust and fully inclusive review be done through an independent body to address underlying issues that our sector faces and ensure lasting charities. The...

Annual Report

2021/22 CHA Annual Report

2021/22 CHA Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

Featured Network

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Our Place

Our Place Report 2017

Our Place Report 2017

Case Studies

Media Releases

News

Newsletters

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter – November 28, 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We cover the latest staff news, we seek feedback on our Conference topics, outline what submissions are currently being prepared, plus highlight a number of community and partner events. Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter November...

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter – November 14, 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We cover the latest staff news, Auckland's CHP network latest event, we seek feedback on our Conference topics, outline what submissions are currently being prepared, plus highlight a number of community and partner events. Community...

Community Housing Aotearoa Newsletter – October 31, 2022

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We cover the release of our Annual Report and our AGM, we seek feedback on our Conference topics, outline what submissions are currently being prepared, summarise the VUW Interns' work to produce CHRA Registration and Methamphetamine...

Submissions

CHA’s Submission on the Charities Amendment Bill

CHA submitted to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Charities Amendment Bill. We supported a robust and fully inclusive review be done through an independent body to address underlying issues that our sector faces and ensure lasting charities. The...

Legislation

Reports

CHA 2022 Annual Report and Audited Accounts

What a year for our Community Housing Aotearoa Ngā Wharerau o Aotearoa team. Our Annual Report highlights our service delivery, including: - 16 submissions to central and local government. - 30 trainings and events delivered on topics ranging from public health...

CHA’s Methamphetamine Harm-Reduction Handbook

CHA has developed a Methamphetamine Harm-Reduction Handbook - with consultation from the NZ Drug Foundation - with advice for providers, tenants, and policy-makers. This resource can be read below: Methamphetamine Harm-Reduction Handbook

Research

Community Housing Aotearoa

Contact Us

Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

support@communityhousing.org.nz

Follow On