A passive house is the epitome of sustainable design. It is a commitment to design and performance that is superior in all aspects of a new house build, with an expected 80% reduction in energy consumption compared to that of conventional buildings.
The journey that the build this residence took both Jessop Architects and the client on eventuated in the first ever certified Passive House in Australasia. Standards for passive house construction include prefabricated panels, thermal bridge-free construction, thermally efficient windows and doors, airtightness, a heat recovery ventilation system and a fully insulated structure.
This Auckland house was positioned on the long narrow site to best maximise the sun and space. Contemporary design, clever and compact, optimised the use of natural resources to deliver a comfortable and stylish four-bedroom family home that still claims indoor outdoor flow, an architectural right in New Zealand.
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