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Taranaki Hurworth Non-certified, eHaus Euro, Passive House Classic


This house is designed and built for a Swiss couple that wanted a warm comfortable home like they were used to in Europe. The home is set in the foothills of Mount Taranaki with clear views of the mountain and the coastline. "You can hop out of bed at 2 o’clock in the morning, it’s warm, and it’s warm everywhere... not just in the lounge area... it’s warm in the bathroom, it’s warm everywhere without us doing anything." – Rudolf and Verna

Extraordinary heat energy savings.

Every one of our projects are energy modelled using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). It's through this powerfully clever tool that we can accurately calculate just how much heat energy every eHaus will save when compared to a similarly- sized typical new home, built in the same climate region.

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This project is making significant carbon savings for a better environment.

We believe that our homes should have a big impact on the way we live, but little impact on the land. We've calculated the amount of carbon our homes have saved through energy efficiency from move in day 'til now. At their core, eHaus' are built with the elimination of carbon emissions in mind - so we're not only creating healthy, comfy & high performing homes, but spaces that don't cost the earth.

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Meet the team of designers and builders behind this project

Our eHaus team is made up of some of the country's best Passive House builders, architects and designers who are redefining the way kiwis live one home at a time. Our team of professionals work together to see your dreams come to reality.
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Design Components

Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.24 W/(m²K)
ecoBlock ICF wall U-value of 0.267 W/(m²K)
Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.184 W/(m²K)
Window Joinery Frame
Energate 834 German uPVC Uf value 0.72 W/(m²K)
Triple Glazed Low E Argon Ug value 0.50 W/(m²K) G Value 52%
Zehnder Comfo Air 350 MHRV
Hot Water
Solar Thermal 30 evacuated Tubes system with internal 300 litre water storage
3.5kW Heat-pump and an inline direct electric heating element in ventilation system controlled by comfo ease panel.
Ecological Features
45,000 litre water harvesting system. Natural flow black and grey water treatment system with composting.

Performance Specs

Heating Demand: 11.1 kWhy/m²/yr
Heating Load: 10.6 W/m²
Frequency of Overheating: 0%
TFA: 203.4 m²
Form Factor: 3.35
Air Leakage@50Pa: 0.39 ach
Primary Energy Requirement: 107 kWh/m²/yr


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