Waikato – Riverlea

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Waikato – Riverlea

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

This compact, 100sqm, three bedroom home sits snugly overlooking a lush, green gully in Hamilton City. The three bedrooms open onto a central living/dining area with raking ceilings creating a sense of space. Outdoor living space is created by the generous roof overhang on either side of the living area providing shade and shelter.

This home features European UPVC tilt and turn window joinery. It utilises SIP Panel wall construction with a mixture of long run metal and cedar exterior cladding.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.182 W/(m²K)

Wall – 165mm SIP Panel with service cavity U-value of 0.195 W/(m2K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.138 W/(m²K)

Window Joinery Frame – Eco Windows – uPVC – Uf value 1.20 W/(m²K)

Glazing – Double Glazed Argon Ug value = 1.12 W/(m²K) g- value = 65%

Ventilation – Zehnder ComfoAir Q350 MHRV

Hot Water – Bosch Compress 3000 – 270L capacity hot water heat pump

Heating/Cooling – Electric radiant heater

Performance Specifications

Heating demand: 18.0 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load: 13.9 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating: 4.9%

TFA: 85.9 m2

Form Factor: 3.96

Air leakage@50Pa: 0.67 ACH

PER demand: 52kWh/m2/yr

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Passive House Project Team


eHaus - Ross Bennett


eHaus Waikato - Brown Construction Ltd


Maria Rei