Weston Passive House 2019

Weston Passive House
Weston ACT 2611
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Brillyant Building
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

With European heritage, the owners wanted a house that was warm and cosy like their old house in Germany. What they got was a soon-to-be certified passive house.

The house is a fine example of a comfortable efficient building that also looks good from many angles. It is a two story design that suits the block that slopes away steeply from the street. The house was built from structural insulated panels (SIPs) and features triple glazed European windows and doors and a whole house ventilation system with heat recovery.

Recently pressure tested, it was found to be 3 times tighter (0.2 ACH50) than the Passive House standard. In-slab hydronic heating and cooling is installed but so far haven’t been needed – the temperature in the house has not fallen below 21C.The owners moved in at the beginning of winter, though the house is still a work in progress.

The architect, passive house consultant, project manager, builder representative and owners will be onsite to chat and answer any questions you may have.

Designed by Habitech Systems and built by Brillyant Building

Triple glazed windows and heat recovery mechanical ventilation system supplied by Logikhaus


This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.7 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.


Years Open
Roofing materials
Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
Window and door types
Triple glazing
Window and door shading
Adjustable Shading
Awnings (external)
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Insulated panels
Rating: R7.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Insulated panel system
Rating: R3.4
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.0
Insulation - Under floor
Type: XPS foam board
Rating: R2.5
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
All electric home
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Passive solar designed home
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Heat pump
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Size: 4000L
Storage connected to