Energy Freedom Home 2016

HOUSE NAME
Energy Freedom Home
Address
Essendon VIC 3040
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
Open
10:00am - 4:00pm
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Retrofit
House Size
200 square meter floor area
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

This period family home has been retrofitted for efficiency and has recorded a reduction in gross energy and water consumption of 75%. With PV-generated energy the home is energy positive. The home uses high efficiency induction cooking. Mains gas has been completely removed.

The home is the residential case study for BZE Buildings Plan and has been featured in ReNew magazine a number of times (issues 115, 117, 127). It’s also a case study for the Energy Freedom Campaign and book (available on the day).

The household also has two plugin cars.

Open 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:45pm – 4:00pm at 28 Ardoch Street, Essendon

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2016
Estimate of annual savings
$4000/annum
Window and door types
Double glazing
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: polyester batts plus Aircell
Rating: +R8
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: injection foam in external walls
Rating: +R2
Insulation - Under floor
Type: polyester batts plus Aircell
Rating: +R3.5
Energy star rating type
NatHERS
Energy star rating
6.5
Connected to gas?
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Hot water heat pump
Active heating cooling
Heat pump
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Water harvesting and saving
Underground storage
Above ground storage
Storage connected to
Garden / Outdoors
Edible garden
Composting
Chickens