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Summer News 2017

In  by glendaDec 20, 2017



Seasons Greetings from the team at eHaus

The anticipation of the new season is something so many look forward to.  But as Summer starts and the windup to Christmas becomes a reality it's easy to get swept up in the need for a list and the looming timeline to meet deadlines.  During this crazy time, it's great if you can, to take some time with friends and family to reflect about the year behind and the opportunities and learnings it has brought. Plus share ideas and dreams for the new year and the anticipation that brings. For many of our clients, this is the reality as their new eHaus becomes a home - so exciting.  For others the planning is underway and the start of a new chapter is about to begin - equally exciting.

Here at eHaus the whole country is a buzz with builds and enquiries as PassivHaus principles become the design and construction method of choice for so many New Zealanders.

Our team has grown to keep abreast with this demand. The designHaus has grown taking the total number of designers to 15. This means we are able to offer specialised architectural PassivHaus design services throughout the whole country.

We are also developing our eHaus Builder network expanding the teams and further adding to new regions through New Zealand, with our newest region being Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

We have networks in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Whanganui, Taranaki, Wellington, Kapiti, Canterbury, Otago, Southland.  If you are looking to build an eHaus check out the regional eHaus builders pages on our website

This Summer newsletter features
- Update from the eHaus teams
- eHaus product offering
- International Passive House Magazine feature

eHaus product options

Every eHaus is designed and constructed to the International PassivHaus standard. The highest energy efficiency standard in the world.  The benefits ensure low energy consumption while providing an even all year-round indoor temperature.

The five keys to ensure an eHaus will achieve this are: -

  • Airtightness
  • High performance windows
  • Super insulation
  • Elimination of thermal bridges
  • Ventilation

eHaus offer best and high performing options, along with a unique design and construction service to ensure your eHaus performance is guaranteed

For those passionate about a genuine certified PassivHaus, the eHaus Euro meets all the rigorous standards to match the high performing approved ‘Classic’ European PassivHaus equivalent.

Features include: -
The Swiss designed mechanical heat recovery ventilation system, G4 filtration, constant temperature technology, the highest German engineered windows and doors, super insulation, air tightness and thermal bridge elimination. Full individual design service and qualified eHaus Builder for construction.

In addition, the Euro standard can also support the optional PassivHaus Plus standard for those wanting to harness the suns energy for onsite power production and off grid solutions.

Technical specifications
Space heating demand             Up to a maximum of 15 kWh/(m²a)
Primary Energy                         Up to a maximum of 120 kWh/(m²a)
Air tightness                              Up to a maximum of 1.5 ACHn50

Developed specifically by eHaus for the NZ market, the Pacific is designed and constructed using the International PassivHaus low energy standard.  The Pacific provides all the benefits of PassivHaus but offers more flexibility in design and material selections. With energy consumption a little more than the Euro the Pacific still ensures excellent comfort and performance metrics.

Features include: -
The Swiss designed mechanical heat recovery ventilation system, G4 filtration, constant temperature technology, high performance windows and doors, super insulation, air tightness and thermal bridge elimination. Full individual design service and qualified eHaus Builder for construction.

The Pacific’s performance does not fail to impress.

Technical specifications
Space heating demand           Up to a maximum of 25 kWh/(m²a)
Primary energy                        Up to a maximum of 120 kWh/(m²a)
Air tightness                            Up to a maximum of 1.5 ACHn50*
*Passive House(PH) - Low energy model = 1.0ACHn50

In addition to the eHaus Euro and eHaus Pacific our teams can also design and build, PassivHaus Plus, PassivHaus Premium and PassivHaus Enerphit.

If you are keen to learn more about what eHaus has to offer contact us  today.

International Passive House Magazine to profile eHaus in 'International feature' section.

This incredible eHaus designed by Hiberna Ltd sits on a stunning Twizel location.

Drawing international attention eHaus and Hiberna have been approached to feature this Twizel home in the Passive House Plus magazine.

They select some of the most interesting eco building and Passive House projects from around the world to feature an 'International story" and we are thrilled to know this property is drawing this kind of interest.

Passive House magazine is distributed to architects, engineers, contractors and other Passive House professionals throughout the UK, Ireland and internally.  They are also the official partner magazine of the International Passive House Association.

This same Twizel property also featured in the 2017 November edition of New Zealand House and Garden.  Grab a copy and read about the build process and wind challenges, along with the incredible performance of the house.  Middle of winter in Twizel and the house required no heating.



From all the team at eHaus New Zealand we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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