Manawatu City Non-certified, eHaus Euro, PHI Low Energy


Set in the heart of Palmerston North a stones throw 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.


"We love our new house! After spending some time, you start to notice the smaller details. These details indicate to me a great sense of pride, creativity, and a high standard of workmanship that you just don’t see every day."

— Graeme & Joanna Gillies

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 0.184 W/(m²K)
140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.220 W/(m²K)
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)
Viridian- Double Glazed Argon Ug value=1.12 W/(m²K) G value = 61%
Zehnder Comfo Air 180 MHRV
Hot Water
Azzuro HP 330L heat pump water heater
No heating installed

Performance Specs

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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