About us

CEN and our members are working to grow local resilience and community leadership in the energy and healthy homes sectors. CEN members have been successfully minimising energy hardship and increasing energy efficiency for the last 20 years through direct, in-home retrofits and education.

Collectively, we have insulated and/or heated over 125,000 homes and given over 250,000 healthy homes assessments. We understand what ‘scale means.

We have members from Kaitaia to Bluff who are deeply connected to their regional networks and who are responding directly to the needs of their communities. This means that we take a systemic and integrated approach to programmes that increase the health and wellbeing of our communities.

CEN understands that climate change impacts are going to create considerable disruption to our way of living. However, the transition to a low carbon society will bring opportunities too. One of these is using community energy to empower an equitable transition. CEN is working hard to establish an equitable energy sector in which communities themselves set up and run large scale renewable generation, storage and demand management services.

We use a community enterprise model of delivery so that we can also maximise the impact on jobs, skills training and boost local economies while addressing what we think are core social and environmental issues.

Please click here for the regional map to find out about who your local member is, what they do and who their funding partners are.

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