New Zealand Baseline (NZS 4218 & NZS 4243)

The following table provides guidance on Building Code values for New Zealand buildings. These values can be used as a Baseline in the Plugin. 

Please see below the table for the New Zealand Climate Zone Map.

Small Buildings

  Climate Zone 1 Climate Zone 2 Climate Zone 3
Wall Insulation 0.53 0.53 0.50
Floor Insulation 0.77 0.77 0.77
Roof Insulation 0.34 0.34 0.30
Glazing U-Factor 3.85 3.85 3.85
Visible Light Transmittance 0.72 0.72 0.72
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

Single: 0.8

Tinted: 0.45

Reflective: 0.35

Heating Efficiency

Gas: 0.85

Electric: 1

Cooling Efficiency 3
Infiltration Rate 10
Ventilation Rate 0.30
Appliances 6
Lighting 6
Daylight Response Efficiency 0

 

Large Buildings

 

  Climate Zone 1 Climate Zone 2 Climate Zone 3
Wall Insulation 3.3 0.83 0.83
Floor Insulation 0.77 0.77 0.77
Roof Insulation 0.53 0.53 0.53
Glazing U-Factor 3.85 3.85 3.85
Visible Light Transmittance 0.72 0.72 0.72
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

Single: 0.8

Tinted: 0.45

Reflective: 0.35

Heating Efficiency

Gas: 0.85

Electric: 1

Cooling Efficiency 3
Infiltration Rate 10
Ventilation Rate 0.30
Appliances 6
Lighting 6
Daylight Response Efficiency 0

The following map lays out the Climate Zones for New Zealand.

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