Hawea Flat PassivHaus Queenstown

Project Team

Architecture & Passive House Design Rafe Maclean Architects Ltd – rafemaclean.co.nz
Construction Sean Anderson Builders – seanandersonconstruction.com
Certifier Sustainable Engineering Ltd – www.sustainableengineering.co.nz

Passive House Metrics

  • Heating Demand12.7 kWh/m2/year
  • Heating Load12.5 W/m2
  • Cooling Demand9 kWh/m2/year
  • Cooling Load9 W/m2
  • TFA163.6 m2
  • Form Factor3.2
  • Air leakage @ 50Pa0.6 ACH
  • PER demand24 kWh/m2/year
  • Renewable Energy Generation118 kWh/m2/year

Under construction - these numbers are not yet certified

This is potentially New Zealand first Passive House Premium. Designed by the experienced Certified Passive House Architect Rafe Maclean the design is optimized for efficiency as well as lifestyle. This was accomplished with a two story compact design which has a small footprint along with a 29 panel PV array such that the panels alone are 50% of the footprint area of the building.

Using a heat pump for hot water generation and a seperate heat pump for the very small remaining heating and cooling requirements of the home, minimized the demand for electricity allowing the building to target the Passive House Premium standard.

Construction Details Average Values

  • U-value External Walls0.15 W/(m2K)
  • 140mm NZSIP / 45mm TerraLana Service Cavity
  • U-value Floor0.21 W/(m2K)
  • Timber flooring / 60mm XPS / 100mm Slab / 60mm XPS
  • U-value Roof0.12 W/(m2K)
  • 190mm NZSIP / 45mm TerraLana Service Cavity
  • U-value Glass0.52 W/(m2K)
  • Silverstar EN2plus (4:/20/4/20/:4 90% Ar)
  • U-Windows0.79 W/(m2K)
  • ThermaDura Designline 90 Passive
  • Ventilation Efficiency77.3%
  • Zehnder Comfoair Q450