Kapiti – Waikanae Village

In by Jon Iliffe

Kapiti – Waikanae Village

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

This home is tucked away in a sleepy avenue in a new subdivision. Low maintenance and a warm comfortable home were the key drivers that were critical for this client. On a recent visit after a couple of years in the home the owner confirmed we had hit the mark. A compact design with 3 bedrooms a generous open plan dining living area. Good indoor outdoor flow with covered decked areas make perfect sense to enjoy the lazy days of summer in this popular, growing community.

Design Components

Floor – EPS raft slab 200mm U-value = 0.184 W/(m2K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value = 0.193W/(m2K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation  U-value = 0.108 W/(m2K)

Window Joinery Frame – Thermally broken aluminium- U f-value = 4.50 W/(m2K)

Glazing – Double glazing  U g-value = 1.1 W/(m2K) g -value = 69 %

Ventilation – Zehnder ComfoAir 350 MHRV

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

Heating/Cooling – 3kW Heat pump

Performance Specifications

Heating demand 22.5 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load: 16.3 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating 2.4 % year over 25C

TFA: 126.2 m2

Form Factor: 3.5

Air leakage@50Pa: 0.72 ACH

PER demand: 39kWh/m2/yr

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Passive House Project Team


Ross Bennett


eHaus Kapiti


Birgit Bartel