Tertiary students are more than twice as likely than the general population to live in damp, mouldy rental housing, Newsroom reports. It’s time to prioritise reducing energy hardship for students. While housing energy efficiency standards for rental homes have improved, research has found that keeping warm at home remains a struggle for many students, with significant health and wellbeing impacts. Two-thirds of students surveyed said they could see their breath in their flats.

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