Heathmont Certified Passive House

Located in Melbourne’s south east this project is an example of a contemporary bespoke design that has achieved Passive House certification.

The Heathmont house has a number of unique features including the use of a prefabricated panel structure which ensured high levels of quality control during construction and rapid assembly to lock-up on site. It is one the first projects to include a new style of MVHR integrated heat pump that provides top up heating, cooling, and dehumidification using the MVHR ductwork and grilles.

Air tightness results (below) show that even a complex building geometry isn’t a barrier to high performance construction.

Project Specs

Treated Floor Area: 217 m2

Heating Demand: 11.9 kWh/(m2a)

Cooling & Dehumidification Demand: 4.8 kWh/(m2a)

Air tightness achieved: 0.55 ACH/hr

Project Team

Designer: Maxa Design

Prefabricated Building Fabric: Carbonlite (Panelite product)

Windows: Triple Glazed Composite (timber/Al) UWindow = 0.85 , SHGC = 0.52

Passive House Consultant: Roderick Williams (Williams Energy Design)

Passive House Certifier: Grun Consulting

MVHR System: Zehnder Q450 with integrated Heat pump (2 kW Cooling, 3kW Heating)

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Fantech was founded in 1973 and has since been at the forefront of fan engineering and acoustic control technologies. It continues to focus on the implementation of new products for virtually every commercial, residential and industrial ventilation requirement with an emphasis on reliability and energy efficiency.

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