IDEAL House – New Zealand

Project Goals: Certified Passive House, Positive Energy & 8/10 Homestar design. Proudly supported by IDEAL Electrical Suppliers.


Video & sensors

For those that cannot make it to Auckland for a house tour, we’ve created a 45 minute video running through the key aspects of the Ideal House. We hope this gives you some ideas for your own sustainable build project.

The open homes through winter have been extremely busy with plenty of visits from designers and people looking to build in the near future. We will have a break for a few weeks, and then will post new open dates for Spring.

We’re loving living in the Ideal House through our first full winter, and the home is just as warm, quiet and healthy as we had hoped. We have also just installed sensors throughout the house, which are being managed by Priscila Besen, student at The University of Auckland, supported by Paola Leardini. The sensors will monitor temperature, humidity, Co2, light (inside and outside) as well as some placed at the intake and exhaust vents of the Zehnder ventilation system. We also have sensors embedded either side of the Southern wall. The supplier in Italy is about to give us online access to all the data once they get back from holiday and we can’t wait to have this information.