These clients came to eHaus with clearly-thought through requirements: simplicity without compromise on performance or construction. They wanted a certified Passive House with quality, low maintenance and durable construction. While energy efficiency was important, other performance standards were required. The house needed to be readily secured plus resilient to high winds, storms and earthquakes. Air quality and environmental considerations were also important with low VOC and natural materials being required. The clients understood the trade off between size, budget and quality and their instructions to the designer were clear: stay within the budget, shrink the house rather than skimp on quality. The eHaus design team delivered a Certified Passive House with two bedrooms, an office, two bathrooms, a spacious laundry and a reception area, all within a TFA of 121 m² plus a double garage.
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.
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.