Taranaki – Waitara

In by Shelley

Taranaki – Waitara

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

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.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.243 W/(m²K)

Wall – ecoBlock ICF wall U-value of 0.269 W/(m²K)

Roof – 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)

Glazing – Viridian 4-16-4 Argon Ug value 1.12 W/(m²K) G value 65%

Ventilation – Zehnder Comfo Air 350 VL Lux MHRV

Hot Water – Azzuro HP 330L heat pump water heater with a hot water cylinder

Heating/Cooling – Direct electric heater

Performance Specifications

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

Experience this eHaus for yourself

Contact eHaus Taranaki

Passive House Project Team


Ross Bennett


eHaus Taranaki - Hofmans Builders Ltd