New Builds

Design & Build to

Passive House Standards

Homes & Light Commercial

Why your property will have the edge

  • Massive energy savings

  • Exceptional value for money

  • Warm & Dry

  • More attractive to buyers & tenants

  • Healthy, fresh air

  • Superior durability

  • Exceptional resale value

Edge Innovation builds very low to ZERO energy-use homes and Light Commercial buildings. We provide full Project Management; design, supply, construction, installation, and Interior Design if required.

It’s not difficult to build to Passive House Standards, but it does require more skill and attention to detail. The critical factor is having professionals overseeing your build; a Project Manager and Builder with a thorough understanding of Passive House design and construction.

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Massive Energy Savings

Cha-ching! Enjoy very low to ZERO energy bills. Yes - ZERO energy bills are possible! The huge savings you’ll make on heating and cooling, along with amazing health benefits and superior comfort levels, will make you a Passive House convert.


Passive House design focuses on Energy Efficiency, Thermal Insulation and Efficiency Enhancement. By also including renewable Energy Creation and Storage in the design, you can achieve Passive House Plus or Premium Certification. Contact us for more information


Massive energy savings are achieved by the use of;

  • Low Energy Heating & Ventilation

  • Low Energy Lighting, Appliances & Devices

  • Superior Insulation & Airtightness

  • High Performance Windows & Doors


Warm & Dry

It’s like summer every day. The temperature in every room, all day, all year, is at least 20°. You deserve to live and

work in comfortable surroundings. The World Health Organisation advised that 18°C is the recommended minimum

air temperature for healthy adults, 20°C for the sick, vulnerable and elderly. A key element is that all interior surfaces

are designed to be a minimum of 17°C; warm to the touch.


Healthy, Fresh Air

Super-filtered air: fantastic for allergy sufferers. Controlled ventilation and filtered air means dust and allergens

in the air are virtually eliminated. Warm, dry air means no condensation, mould or rot (Black Mould is a widespread,

almost always invisible health risk in most New Zealand homes. Over time, it leaches into the internal atmosphere

and goes undetected, unless scientifically tested).


Exceptional value for money

The cost of building to Passive House Standards with Edge Innovation is very similar to a standard build, however the HUGE savings you’ll make in energy use must be factored in too! We also build to Fixed Value Agreements and provide a Guarantee.


Future property values: Edge Innovation believes that in the next 10 years, New Zealand properties that aren’t highly energy efficient, warm and healthy will start declining in value, compared to those that are. This is backed up by independent studies in Europe, the UK and the USA, where low energy-use houses and commercial premises are now worth considerably more than surrounding properties, and are more desirable. Tenants are also prepared to pay premium rent for an energy efficient, warm and healthy building.


Superior Durability

Passive House Standards are the world’s most rigorous energy efficiency building standards. The building is treated as an entire system and is exceptionally-well sealed, therefore long-term durability is outstanding.


Passive House Certification

Edge Innovation highly recommends having your Passive House building Certified and Registered by the Passive House Institute. Certification isn’t compulsory nor is it a legal requirement, but it’s a great advantage and will add significant value to your investment.


PHI (Passive House Institute) Low Energy Building Standard: This additional Standard (as of 2016) may be attained by buildings which do not fully comply with all Certification criteria, but are still highly energy efficient.





Before you sign up with a building company,

we highly recommend you talk to us first!

Edge Innovation is based in, but not limited to Christchurch and Canterbury.

We’re passionate about sharing our knowledge of Passive House design - wherever you are in New Zealand, if you’re interested in building to Passive House Standards, or Renovating to EnerPHit Standards, contact us.


If you also need to find a section to build on, Edge Innovation may be able to help. Through our industry networks, we often hear about section availability before they’re marketed.

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