To put our carbon savings into context, we've calculated the carbon spent travelling so you can compare just how much of a difference every eHaus is making.
A roadie from Wellington to Auckland
Flying from Christchurch to Auckland
A return trip from Auckland to LA
Minimising fossil fuel consumption is a huge issue to navigate, but building a high performing home isn’t. When you choose an eHaus you are choosing far more than an incredible family home, you are choosing to make a difference for the planet and future generations. Building an eHaus makes you part of the solution with significant carbon savings. We are committed to providing solutions and believe the science behind the carbon debate is right.
Let's give you a better picture of what we're talking about when we say "eHaus' are saving carbon". Take your average kiwi code-built home. A home like this needs approximately 20kW of heating in the winter each day. By comparison, an eHaus needs only 2kW each day. Of course the carbon emitted depends on the heat source, if it is gas it will consume more carbon than electricity, but let’s stick with electricity for this example which is what we've done here. Each kW of electricity used equates to 110grams of carbon currently in NZ. So, for yearly heating, the standard code-built home emits 220kg of carbon compared to just 22Kg in an eHaus.
We can't get away from the reality that it takes energy to make things, but like anything, we can do our bit to reduce our impact when we construct an eHaus. We work with clever people to lay low carbon concrete, helping to save tonnes in carbon emissions with every slab poured, and carpets that are plastic-free and invest in sustainable production practices. We still have work to do to in this area, but we are committed to doing what we can to reduce carbon in the construction of our homes.