Passivhaus

Passivhaus is the world’s premier building performance standard. We are one of the few Certified Passivhaus builders in NZ, delivering homes that are energy-efficient, feature superior insulation and airtight construction with controlled ventilation.

ALL OUR HOMES, BOTH THE TINY AND THE MODULAR, ARE BUILT USING PASSIVHAUS PRINCIPLES AS STANDARD PRACTICE, PROVIDING NEXT LEVEL COMFORT AND EXCELLENCE.

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What is Passivhaus?

A Certified Passivhaus follows a strict, scientific process to accurately predict the performance of buildings at the design stage, and can only be built by trained and internationally qualified Passive House builders. This results in a house that truly looks after its occupants in terms of health and comfort, with a constant supply of fresh air and a comfortable indoor environment all the time.

All our homes, both the tiny and the modular, are built using Passivhaus principles as standard practice, providing next level comfort and excellence. These principles will ensure that over time your energy bills, running costs and maintenance costs are greatly reduced, saving you more and more each year. Not only do Passive Homes have the benefit of saving you more over time, they also ensure a higher standard of living most Kiwis aren’t used to - imagine walking into your home on a frosty evening when your house hasn’t been occupied or had heating on all day and yet, it’s not only comfortable, it’s still warm!

To be thermally more efficient than a standard house means extra care and work is undertaken at each stage, to ensure the requirements of Passivhaus are met, that there are no air gaps for heat to escape through or thermal bridges through which the outdoor temperatures can creep in. Even in the Deep South, you’ll be warm all winter long! In Summer, your Passive House maintains a cooler temperature without the need for fans or air conditioning.

Here at Park Homes, we can also arrange, upon request, for Passivhaus Certification of your home. If you would like full certification, please let us know at the start of your design process.