Kapiti – Waikanae Beach

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Kapiti – Waikanae Beach

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

This home is built on 3 levels nestling well into the natural surroundings. With a garage and workshop downstairs, 3 bedrooms above that are connected to the open plan kitchen dining space. There is a private deck at the rear of the property giving great indoor outdoor flow.  Just a 1kW panel heater is sufficient to keep the home warm in winter and the solar PV system ensures minimum running costs throughout the year.

Design Components

Floor – EPS raft slab 200mm U-value = 0.184 W/(m2K)  & Suspended timber floor  –  U-value = 0.222 W/(m2K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value = 0.207W/(m2K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation  U-value = 0.141 W/(m2K)

Window Joinery Frame – uPVC U f-value = 1.50 W/(m2K)

Glazing – Double glazing  U g-value = 1.1 W/(m2K) g -value = 61 %

Ventilation – Zehnder ComfoAir 350 MHRV

Hot Water – Bosch Compress 3000 – 270L capacity hot water heat pump

Heating/Cooling – 1 kW panel heater on thermostat

Power Generation – 3,4kW solar photovoltaic array

Performance Specifications

Heating Demand: 27.7 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load 16.8W/m2

Frequency of overheating 3.4 %

TFA: 117.9 m2

Form Factor: 4.12

Air Leakage@50Pa: 1.05 ACH

PE demand: 118 kWh/m2/yr

Experience this eHaus for yourself

Contact eHaus Kapiti

Passive House Project Team


Grant Perry & Ross Bennett - eHaus


eHaus Kapiti - Northface construction


Birgit Bartel


Non Certified