CSR House 2016

HOUSE NAME
CSR House
Address:
Schofields 2762
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
246 sqm
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
3
Builder
CSR Building Products
Project Type
New Build Display
Architect/Designer
Gareth Cole - Ecologie
Opening Hours
10am to 3pm

The initial aim of the CSR House project was to design and build an attractive 8 Star energy efficient home as inexpensively as possible. The project was designed to satisfy three key objectives – to identify inefficient building practices, to establish an ongoing building research facility and to showcase the use of high performance products within a normal house.

Innovative, sustainable and efficient products used in the house include: Bradford Solar with Tesla Powerwall, Hebel aerated concrete, Bradford insulation, Viridian low E double glazing, Gyprock SuperChek plasterboard among many others.

Design features include excellent passive solar design and orientation, extensive eaves for summer shading, strategic placement of thermal mass for thermal stability and air tightness measures to reduce the size and use of air conditioning.

We also discovered how an incredible level of general comfort within the home was achieved by adoption of simple techniques and high performance products. While the thermal stability of the home was mostly expected, the naturally lit and peaceful interiors gave the CSR House an amazing “feel” and ambience. This feeling and level of comfort needs to be experienced first-hand.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
18000
Energy rating type
NatHERS
Energy rating
8 Star
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Adaptive design
Building Type
Lightweight construction
Double brick
Brick veneer
Aerated concrete
Sustainable materials
Hebel, Gyprock Superchek, Bradford Gold Insulation
Healthy home materials
Low VOCs used throughout, all paints, sealants, carpet etc.
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Window/door materials and coverings
Composite
Adustable Shading
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Energy storage
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Heat pump
Ceiling fans
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: Bulk insulation,
Rating: R6.0
Internal and external walls
Type: Bulk insulation,
Rating: R2.7
Floor
Type: Hebel & bulk insulation,
Rating: R2.0
Water harvesting and water saving
Above ground storage
Type: Tank,
Size: 10,000 litre
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Storage connected to
Garden
Toilet
Laundry
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Native plants
Previously Open
2015
Council property located in:
Blacktown Council
Connected to gas?
Yes