The 10 Star Home - The Sociable Weaver 2017

HOUSE NAME
The 10 Star Home - The Sociable Weaver
Address:
Cape Paterson 3995
Housing Type
Standalone House
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
2
Builder
The Sociable Weaver
Project Type
New Build Display
Architect/Designer
Clare Cousins
Opening Hours
10am - 4pm

Built by The Sociable Weaver and designed in collaboration with Clare Cousins Architects, The 10 Star Home is Victoria’s first 10 star home and the first home to be 10 star, carbon positive and built to zero waste and building biology philosophies.

The home uses passive solar design and cross flow ventilation to heat and cool the home – this is achieved through thermal mass industrial concrete floors, under slab insulation, FSC hardwood double-glazed windows, and innovative new technology Bio-Phase Change Material (BioPCM) insulation in walls and ceilings. Combined with 5kW photovoltaic solar on the roof and highly efficient LED lighting throughout, this home is estimated to cost only $3 per year to run – if that!

Through Life Cycle Analysis by eTool, modelling shows that over the lifetime of the home, the 10 Star Home will not only negate its carbon footprint but will positively exceed it. This equates to 203kg of carbon emissions saved per year per occupant, equivalent to planting 9.55 million trees or removing 48 million balloons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Built to follow building biology principles, the home is entirely healthy and non-toxic – from the natural sealants and paints used on floors, walls and ceilings, through to organic and sustainable furnishings such as organic cotton bedding and mattresses, non-toxic natural cleaning products, right down to sustainable bamboo toothbrushes.

Zero waste principles were also followed during construction to ensure as little waste as possible was sent to landfill. This involved working with suppliers to request materials delivered onsite without plastic packaging, and having separated waste bins onsite to collect recyclables, non-recyclables and organic waste. Excess materials were either re-purposed onsite or re-used on other sites.

Opening in conjunction with Live at the Cape and The Cape Inaugural Sustainable Street Party

The 10 Star Home – The Sociable Weaver was mentioned in the latest issue of Sanctuary magazine to read more click here

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Energy rating type
First Rate
Energy rating
10 Stars
Universal Design Features
Multi-generational
Adaptive design
Building Type
Double brick
Timber
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Sustainable materials
Radial sawn timber, low carbon concrete, recycled bricks, recycled landscape materials
Healthy home materials
Non-toxic paint and finishes
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Window/door materials and coverings
Timber
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: Anti-glare foil, Bio-Phase change material,
Rating: R8.0 + PCM (Phase Change Material)
Internal and external walls
Type: Plasterboard/Brick/EPS 200mm/40mm Refl airgap/Timber cladding. PCM in plaster stud walls,
Rating: PCM in plaster stud walls + R2.0
Floor
Type: Underslab insulation (Kitchen/Living),
Rating: R0.5
Water harvesting and water saving
Above ground storage
Type: Concrete tank,
Size: 10,000L
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Storage connected to
Garden
Toilet
Laundry
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Garden/Outdoors
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Composting
Native plants
Green walls
Council property located in:
Bass Coast Shire Council
Connected to gas?
No