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Passive House in Greytown will open its doors to the public

In , , by eHausOct 17, 2014

eHaus participates in Passive House Days event from 7 to 9 November 2014.

This eHaus will be open to the public on Saturday 8th November 2014 from 2pm - 4pm


In the Brasell home, extreme energy efficiency is not a possibility but a fact in their Passive House, they consume just around 10 percent of what conventional homes and buildings need for heating and cooling. At the same time, the house offers a high level of comfort, both in terms of air quality and even temperatures. On the 8th November, people will be able to see and experience for themselves how this is possible – when eHaus Greytown takes part in the international Passive House Days event. The doors of their energy-efficient house, located at 16 Westwood Avenue, will be opened to the public from 2pm. until 4p.m.

Since the very first Passive House Days event in 2004, tens of thousands of people around the world have already taken the opportunity to visit a Passive House building. eHaus along with Robin Brasell  is participating in this event for the second time. ‘“Experiences with eHaus homes have been very positive and we would like to give others the chance to experience it for themselves” says Jon Iliffe (eHaus co founder). Most questions that people have on this matter can be quickly answered face to face, and misconceptions can also be corrected.

The Passive House isn't only an active contribution to the energy revolution; it is also a very attractive investment opportunity for building owners and users. Extra capital investment during the construction phase is compensated by the heating and cooling costs saved within just a few years. In addition to low running costs, living comfort is noticeably improved with optimal indoor air quality and comfortable temperatures. The mechanical systems are flexible and easy to operate – as visitors will be able to see for themselves on the 8th of November in Greytown.

This eHaus Passive House belonging to the Robin Brasell was built in year 2012. Robin wanted to build a Passive House mainly because energy efficiency was an important requirement in the specification of  his new house. When the facts were presented in the tendering process it became obvious that eHaus were able to provide a design which guaranteed low energy and comfort. The heating demand is minimal with the tiny 1kW heater not even turned on until halfway through June this year!

The Passive House Days event is organised by iPHA, the International Passive House Association, established by the Passive House Institute, along with partners in a variety of other countries. An overview of all projects participating in this event can be found online on the Passive House Database at, with additional projects visible on The exact viewing dates and times, as well as information on individual projects and names of contact persons are also given here.

eHaus is also involved with other Passive House Days events around New Zealand, information about these events will be available shortly.

For information about the Passive House located at 16 Westwood Avenue in Greytown contact:

Jon Iliffe | telephone number: 0800 434287 | Email


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