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Kapiti Takahe Non-certified, eHaus Euro, PHI Low Energy


Nestled in a scenic reserve with stunning views of Kapiti Island this three bedroom home is a  dream. The owners had a clear vision of the finished design from the outset with a comprehensive brief. eHaus partnered with them to deliver a quiet, high performance home that offers framed views, plenty of storage, spacious access and privacy.


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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Design Components

Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.184 W/(m²K)
140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.221 W/(m²K)
Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.130 W/(m²K)
Window Joinery Frame
uPVC – Uf value 1.5 W/(m²K)
Double Glazed Argon Ug value 1.12 W/(m²K) g-value = 65%
Zehnder ComfoAir 350 LH MHRV
Hot Water
Rinnai 250L capacity hot water cylinder
No heating or cooling installed
Power Generation
2.5 kW Solar PV system

Performance Specs

Heating Demand: 19.4 kWh/m² /year
Heating Load: 14.3 W/m²
Frequency of Overheating: 0% year over 25C
TFA: 148.7 m²
Form Factor: 3.7
Air Leakage @ 50Pa: 1.24 ACH
PER Demand: 41 kWh/m²/year


Maria Rei



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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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