Welcome to Community Energy Network

Community Energy Network (CEN) is a national network of community enterprises working together to create warm homes, strong communities and a healthy environment for the benefit of all New Zealanders.  Our purpose as an organisation is to show leadership in the residential energy sector and to improve the social and environmental performance of NZ homes for the benefit of all.  We have been involved the development and delivery of a number of projects and programmes to deliver to our purpose, this page will point you in the direction to some of those initiatives as well as services offered by our members.  We invite you to explore this site further to find out more CEN and our members.

Certified Home Performance Advisors for independent advice HPA_logo_Col_with black by line

Developed in partnership between Community Energy Network, Beacon Pathway and The Enviroschools Foundation, the Home Performance Advisor certification helps New Zealanders know who to trust for high quality, independent, personalised advice to help them improve the performance of their homes and their quality of life. It also allows qualified advisors to demonstrate their competency and professional standards.

If you are a homeowner, landlord or tenant and would like to find out more about how a certified Home Performance Advisor can help improve the performance of your home through a whole of house assessment, click here for a list of certified HPA’s across the country.  All CEN members have staff certified through the Home Performance Advisor training.  You can also email hpa@communityenergy.org.nz for more information about the service.

If you are a practitioner interested in becoming a certified Home Performance Advisor, please click here to find out more about eligibility, available courses and registration fees.

Other services offered by CEN members to help you stay warmer and healthier in your home

This site will link you to community organisations offering a range of services like Home Energy Advice, subsidised insulation and energy efficient heating, as well as Curtain Banks.

Our members provide a range of other services and community benefits too. Use the site to connect to community recycling programmes, Environment Centres, skills development and employment generation initiatives.

 Access the Network

Want to know more about Community Energy Network itself?

This site will link you to more information about the Network, our mission, our members and our partners.

Visit the Online Community Forum

Visit the Community Forum to see conversations about a wide range of home energy topics. Submit a post and join the community.

Thanks to our supporters

We’re able to do our work with financial support from the following groups: Tindall logo_45percent

  • The Tindall Foundation
  • Think Tank Charitable Trust
  • New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, and
  • Our member organisations

Thank you. We really appreciate your commitment and support!

And thanks to the many groups and individuals who provide great support in many other ways.