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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Open Home Sunday 8th May

What better way to spend Mother’s Day than to visit a Positive Energy house! It’s an unusually warm autumnĀ (sensors showed a ‘low’ last night outside of around 19 degrees) so you won’t get the full experience of inside/outside differential, but there’s still plenty to look at and learn.

For those that cannot make Friday the 6th at 10am, the home will also be open Sunday the 8th May at 2pm. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Sensors April 2016

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Ecotricity & Open Home 6th May

We have had ongoing issues with our metering and grid connection since we moved in due to an error when we were first put on the national register, however we were recently recommended Ecotricity. They have since made all our problems go away. We just finished our first month with them and I am impressed. Although we have a small contribution to make (essentially paying for the privilege to use the grid as a battery) I think $38.83 for a month’s power for the home is not too bad for 3 adults and two kids. Interesting in April we imported 273kWh, and exported 768kWh. A good production month.

Our next open home is this Friday the 6th of May at 10am. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Ecotricity April Bill