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About Smarter Homes

Smarter Homes provides up-to-date information and options for building smarter to make your home warmer, safer and drier.

Whether you’re a homeowner, tenant, someone looking to buy or build a house, a designer or a building or property professional, you will find ideas and information about current practices focusing on smart homes.

Smart homes are about well-built, clever designs, being energy and water efficient, and finding cost–effective quality solutions.

Who owns Smarter Homes?

Smarter Homes is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Building System Performance branch. Beacon Pathway is partnering with MBIE to help consumers and the sector access good quality, reliable and independent information about smart homes.

Note that this document is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Chief Executive as Guidance under Section 175 of the Building Act 2004. This is a guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case.