Waikato – Te Miro

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Waikato – Te Miro

eHaus Euro - Certified Passive House Classic

Set in the rolling hills of Te Miro this home is in fact two homes in one. A seperate but joined  apartment provides all of the comforts for one generation including two bedrooms an extensive library and study. Then on the other side of the door another home that has everything a growing family needs. including 3 bedrooms downstairs, an open plan dining living kitchen and then a master bedroom upstairs with a separate lounge and craft room. This house is a certified Passive House classic.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.183 W/(m²K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.244 W/(m²K)

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

Window Joinery Frame – EcoWindows – Wood-Alu- Uf value = 1.20 W/(m²K)

Glazing –  Triple Glazed  Argon Ug value=0.57 W/(m²K) g- value = 62%. Triple Glazed Argon (Low g) Ug value=0.60W/(m²K) g- value = 36%

Ventilation – Zehnder ComfoAir Q600 MHRV and Zehnder ComfoAir 180 MHRV

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

Heating/Cooling – No heating or cooling installed

Performance Specifications

Heating demand: 15.0 kWh/m2/yr

Heating load: 11.7 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating: 1.4 % year over 25C

TFA: 322.2 m2

Form Factor: 2.95

Air leakage@50Pa: 0.21 ACH

PER demand: 45.3 kWh/m2/yr

Experience this eHaus for yourself

Contact eHaus Waikato

Passive House Project Team


eHaus-Grant Johnson


eHaus Waikato - Brown Construction Ltd


Maria Rei


Sustainable Engineering Ltd-Jason Quinn