Manawatu – City

In by Shelley

Manawatu – City

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

Set in the heart of Palmerston North a stones through from the city centre, this simple single level home delivers on every level for the clients. Following their well considered brief was easy and the result, a high quality home that provides everything these qualified scientists were seeking.

In the trend against building bigger, for this family, quality and health were the non negotiable elements and the eHaus team delivered. The neat and compact layout delivers 2 bedrooms, with the master is an adjoining walk in wardrobe, and generous kitchen, dining and living area. This home requires minimal heating, has a focus on efficient appliances, delivers low power bills setting a new standard in a family home of the future.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.184 W/(m²K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.220 W/(m²K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.101 W/(m²K)

Window Joinery Frame – Advanced Windows NZ – uPVC- Uw value = 1.50 W/(m²K)

Glazing – Viridian- Double Glazed  Argon Ug value=1.12 W/(m²K) G value = 61%

Ventilation – Zehnder Comfo Air 180 MHRV

Hot Water – Azzuro HP 330L heat pump water heater

Heating/Cooling – No heating installed

Performance Specifications

Heating demand: 15.7 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load: 11.6 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating: 2.2 % year over 25C

TFA: 92.6 m2

Form Factor: 3.9

Air leakage@50Pa: 0.51 ACH

PER demand: 74 kWh/m2/yr

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Passive House Project Team


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eHaus Manawatu


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