eHaus Spring News 2018

In  by glendaOct 12, 2018

Hello and welcome to the Spring edition of our eHaus newsletter. It's a welcome sight to see the blossoms on the trees and a warmer wind with longer days.  

In this edition we are looking at our eHaus Pacific developed by eHaus for New Zealand - the most affordable option using proven Passive House building science. Open construction days begin nation wide. See an eHaus under construction in your region. It's all go in Dunedin with the Passive House co-housing project about to commence. eHaus is proud to have a key role in this incredible project. Waikato expoHaus tour and information seminars on offer in October

The team at eHaus


Developed by eHaus for New Zealand, the eHaus Pacific is the most affordable option available using proven Passive House building science. Modelled using PHPP (Passive House Planning Package), this measured performance happens before the build even starts giving you peace of mind you can live by.

Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation System - smart and quiet, working hard so you can breathe easy. 98% of pollutants are removed from the air along with maintaining the temperature of the home all year round.
Air Tightness - creating a beautifully quiet space, stopping draughts and air leaks - 2 air changes per hour n50 (code 5-10p/h).
Thermally efficient double glazed Low E & Argon gas windows - no mould or draughts, also virtually eliminating condensation.
Significantly less heating energy required - savings of over 50% on energy costs (compared to code). Maximum heating demand s50Kwh/m2/a.
High levels of insulation which match your regional climate.

The eHaus Pacific although technically not a certifiable PassivHaus, is eHaus validated to verify proven certified performance, architecturally designed with you and built by a qualified eHaus builder.

The eHaus Pacific is the new way forward for all New Zealand builds.

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At eHaus we have builds happening all throughout the country and we want to give you the chance to journey with us on a build near you. So we are introducing open construction days at key stages of builds.

Experiencing an eHaus is what sets it apart from a standard code built house. To see the construction, talk to the eHaus builder and the homeowner is exciting.

To kick things off our first Open construction day will be

Wednesday 24th October in Bay of Plenty/Tauranga
123 Leyland Road, Whakamarama Tauranga
4 - 7.00pm

Currently on schedule to be air tight by this date, with the high performance windows installed and ready for interior wall lining. The day provides an unique opportunity to see all the key PassivHaus features before being covered.

Enjoy meeting our eHaus BOP/Tauranga builders Paul Sadlier and Ross Brown and the home owners, to talk first hand about building the PassivHaus way.

Follow the eHaus Bay of Plenty Facebook to keep track of the Leyland Road progress, or keep an eye out via the eHaus Facebook page or the eHaus website for an open construction day near you.

We are excited to finally confirm that the Dunedin CoHousing Project is underway with a building contract signed last week. This has taken 5 years for the designer (Architype Ltd) in conjunction with eHaus, to get the project to this stage. eHaus is responsible for the thermal modelling and the construction. This is the 2nd CoHousing Project that NZ has ever seen – and we believe it will be a benchmark for the future.

CoHousing projects offers all the modern needs/wants of a group as well as contributing to the economy by way of low carbon footprint. All of the units are self contained, and Passive House certified, meaning they will maintain a healthy 20-25 degrees all year round virtually needing no heating. The site sits in the middle of Dunedin and within walking distance to all amenities. Being World Green Building Week, it seems very apt to be able to announce the beginning of construction on this mighty project that will keep eHaus Otago very busy.

Fine-dining and yoga retreat chef Damian Oehlrich has opened a new vegan-friendly cafe in Whanganui.

Previously the Petre dish, built by eHaus in 2013, this certified commercial building was a first for the city. It is great to see this new business in town!

Previously the petre dish, this commerical Passive Build now The Greenhouse Aotearoa
With health at the forefront of the venture, Oehlrich intends to create dishes which leave consumers feeling energised rather than bloated and regretful. However, the cafe will have a social justice element too. Oehlrich is keen to implement community initiatives through The Greenhouse Aotearoa, notably for underprivileged and hungry children.

The Greenhouse Aotearoa is now open six days a week, welcoming customers into the cafe during the day and moonlighting in the evening as a space for classes and events.

Read the full article here:  Oehlrich


After each regional Homeshow event we hold an Information Evening for those who are interested in learning more about eHaus and the PassivHaus way of design and construction. Check out our website for more event information for Auckland and Waikato.

Auckland Information evening - 27 September, 2018
Waikato Home & Garden Show - 4-7 October, 2018
Waikato expoHaus Tour and Information seminars - 18 October, 2018
2 Seminars times available  3.30- 5.30pm & 7.00 - 9.00pm
Registrations are essential

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