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Taranaki Waitara eHaus Pacific


Set in the Taranaki countryside just a stones throw from the beach this eHaus is on Air BnB making it the perfect opportunity to experience a PassivHaus first hand and the Kingston's who are superhosts. The exposed beams of the fabulous home give a country feel with the special wood kitchen designed and built by their son. The ecoBlock construction ensure low maintenance and excellent thermal performance along with the uPVC joinery and Zehnder ventilation.

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 0.243 W/(m²K)
ecoBlock ICF wall U-value of 0.269 W/(m²K)
Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.160 W/(m²K) for cathedral ceiling and U-value of 0.202 W/(m²K) for flat ceiling
Window Joinery Frame
Advanced Windows NZ – uPVC Uw value 1.5 W/(m²K)
Viridian 4-16-4 Argon Ug value 1.12 W/(m²K) G value 65%
Zehnder Comfo Air 350 VL Lux MHRV
Hot Water
Azzuro HP 330L heat pump water heater with a hot water cylinder
Direct electric heater

Performance Specs

Heating Demand: 16 kWh/m²/yr
Heating Load: 15 W/m²
Frequency of Overheating: 0% year over 25C
TFA: 126.5 m²
Form Factor: 3.59
Air Leakage@50Pa: 1.56 ACH
PER Demand: 62 kWh/m²/yr





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