IDEAL House – New Zealand

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


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International Passive House Open Day / Dec Open Home

We are pleased to be opening up The Ideal House for it’s third International Open House day in November. The first year we did the presentation in the garage with just the framing up, last year was when we just moved in, and now after the home has been lived in for over a year. If you are not located in Auckland, have a look at the interactive map on the PHINZ website to see if there is another Passive House open home near you. Click here.

Date: Saturday 14th November

Time: 1-4pm. Guided tours at 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm

Address: 23 Reliance Cres, Beachlands, Auckland

RSVP: hello@idealhouse.org

If you can’t make this date, our next general open home will be Sunday the 13th of December, 1-3pm, with guided tours at 1:15pm and 2:15pm. Please also RSVP to hello@idealhouse.org


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Open Home & Sensor Results

Our next public open home will be this Sunday the 11th of October, 1-3pm.

Tours starting at 1:15pm and 2:15pm. Please RSVP to hello@idealhouse.org.

We will post additional dates for the next couple of months soon.

We have had our sensors up and running now for a couple of months, and it’s great to see the data for what we’re experiencing in the home. I’m amazed by the low humidity levels compared to outside, and the fact that our Zehnder balanced heat-exchange ventilation system takes care of additional moisture from the bathrooms without any additional (direct) extraction. Humidity primarily is sitting between 50-60% inside, and 70-90% outside.

Temperatures as you would expect are sitting primarily between 20 & 25 degrees C, with some variations when we’re away, or when we occasionally lit the fire over winter. Apart from that, there is no additional heating in the home. The garage is interesting (blue line), as it’s sitting nicely between inside (the thermal envelope) and outside – a good transition area.

Humidity

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