Regulation 10A of the Healthy Homes Standards provides an additional way for landlords to comply with the Heating Standard.
Instead of using the heating formulas within the Heating Assessment Tool, a suitably qualified specialist can use a different formula to determine the required heating capacity.
So, who is suitably qualified heating specialist?
Regulation 3 of the Healthy Homes Standards defines one as either a:
- A chartered professional engineer within the meaning set out in section 6 of the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002.
- Or an International Professional Engineer registered with Engineering New Zealand.
- Or a person who has completed a tertiary engineering, physics, or building science qualification of Level 7 or above and has at least five years professional experience in heating system design.
So, what does a suitably qualified heating specialist need to show in their calculation? And what must a landlord keep on file? Watch the Full Training Snippet in Total Tenancy.