Wellington Brooklyn

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Wellington Brooklyn

eHaus Euro - PHI Low Energy Standard - Non Certified

This home is built on three levels with a workshop down below and two living areas are connected with an internal lift.

Both living spaces capture amazing views over the harbour and Wellington City. The wrap around balconies bring the view even closer but also give shading especially to the western aspect.

This design is very site specific and all credit to the build team who carried everything up the hill to deliver this high performance home!

The client came to us at eHaus as they wanted certainty when the Wellington southerlies came through in they would be warm dry and draft free and they are thrilled with the outcome.

Design Components

Floor – Fully insulated concrete pad with a U-value of 0.240 W/(m²K) & Suspended timber floor – U-value = 0.187 W/(m2K)

Wall – 140mm timber frame with service cavity U-value of 0.269 W/(m²K)

Roof – Double layer of fibreglass insulation U-value of 0.173 W/(m²K)

Window Joinery Frame – Advanced Windows NZ – uPVC Uw value 1.50 W/(m²K)

Glazing – Double Glazed 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 – Air conditioning wall unit

Power Generation – House designed to be solar ready. Not yet installed

Performance Specifications

Heating Demand 15.9kWh/m2 /year

Heating Load 10.9 W/m2

Frequency of Overheating 2.8 %

TFA 145.9 m2

Form Factor 3.40

Air leakage @ 50Pa 0.85 ACH

PER demand 46 kWh/m2 /year

Experience this eHaus for yourself

Contact eHaus Kapiti

Passive House Project Team


Ross Bennett


eHaus Kapiti - Northface construction


eHaus - Jon Iliffe