A Christchurch master builder says homeowners have to spend money to save money.
A new report shows homeowners miss out on 700 million dollars of power and water savings if KiwiBuild houses are only constructed to the minimum legal standard.
It's suggested they are constructed to the independent standard, called Homestar.
Registered Master Builders Canterbury Branch President Ivan Stanicich [told Richard Green] there's only one show home in Canterbury built to Homestar standards that he knows of
He says something like solar power is the difference