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Waikato Taupiri eHaus Euro, Certified, Passive House Classic


A world-class energy-efficient design defines this home on a rural lifestyle block north of Hamilton. The collaborative design with Edwards White Architects ensured the home treads lightly on the environment despite its generous 252sqm footprint. Computer modelling before construction used local climate data to ensure ultimate thermal performance. The Euro from eHaus is built to the German PassivHaus energy-efficient building standard, the highest on the planet. The four-bedroom, two bathroom home is north facing for ultimate solar gain. Two living areas spill onto a spacious deck. The contemporary black brick and cedar, tie in well with modern designer kitchen, scullery, bathroom and laundry. German-engineered joinery, a solar photovoltaic system, hot water and ventilation systems and heat-pumps, plus airtight construction make this a star.

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 0.183 W/(m²K)
140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.223 W/(m²K)
Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.128 W/(m²K)
Window Joinery Frame
Energate 963 Wood Alu System Tilt Turn and lift and slide Uw value 1.5 W/(m²K)
Double Glazed Low E Argon Ug value 1.15 W/(m²K)
Zehnder Q350 MHRV
Hot Water
Heat Pump with split system with internal water storage
Compact cassette air conditioning system 5.2kW cooling / 6kW heating
Power Generation
5Kw Solar PV system

Performance Specs

Heating Demand: 15 kWh/m²/year
Heating Load: 13 W/m²
Frequency of Overheating: 0 %
TFA: 187.6 m²
Form Factor: 3.7
Air Leakage @50Pa: 0.41 ACH
PER Demand: 42 kWh/m²/year
Renewable Energy: 21 kWh/m²/year


eHaus - Birgit Bartel


Sustainable Engineering - Jason Quinn

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