North Sydney Eco House 2015

HOUSE NAME
North Sydney Eco House
Address:
McMahons Point 2060
(Only homes open this year show full addresses)
Open
Book for tours through North Sydney Council/Green Events/North Sydney Eco House Tour
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Renovation
Builder
Zenya Adderley
House Size
150sqm
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

This 1930s semi-detached home was renovated in 2013. Incorporating passive solar design some of its features include: recycled building materials, energy and water efficient appliances, energy efficient lighting, thermal mass and double-glazing. Outside features include a green roof, rainwater harvesting, stormwater management/water sensitive urban design, composting, native garden, food production and a solar PV system.

Inside the home recycled furnishings, low and no-VOC paints and oils and eco fabrics were used.

See more on our North Sydney Eco House blog.

House featured in Sanctuary Magazine May 2015, Better Homes and Gardens (May 2015) , finalist in the 2014 Green Globe Awards and winner of the North Sydney Council Sustainability Award 2014.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$400,000
Universal Design Features
Adaptive design
Window and door types
Double glazing
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Timber
Windows
Doors
Paving
Kitchen/bath cabinets
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Earthwool
Rating: R3
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Earthwool
Rating: R3
Healthy home
Zero-VOC paints and oils
Connected to gas?
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground storage
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Garden/Outdoors
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Composting
Native plants
Green roofs