This home is well above the minimum building code in New Zealand. This house has been designed and built using the same key principles as a Passive House (Passivhaus) and built with the same objectives.
Put simply it is a high-performing healthy home providing year-round thermal comfort with minimal heating and cooling costs. It is common practice in many European countries and the States. It utilises building science and energy modelling in the design stage to manage and predict how your house will perform.
This home is non-certified but through energy modelling, we were confident it would meet the international low energy standard, and the proof is in the pudding – after three years living in this home we can attest to the comfort of the entire home, the superior air quality and low heating and cooling bills.