As many previous Energy Cultures bloggers have noted, Dunedin suffers from some very energy inefficient housing which in turn causes financial and health related problems for occupants.  I’m here in Dunedin for a month to do a study looking at why private landlords in the city tend not to invest in making their properties more efficient, warm and comfortable for their tenants. I hope to be able to write more about my findings in a later blog. For now, I would like to tell you about some of the difficulties we experience with inefficient rental properties many, many miles away in my home country of England where for many, cold, damp conditions and unscrupulous landlords are not just the stuff of Victorian fiction.Aimee Ambrose photo