Caramar Passivhaus 2017

HOUSE NAME
Caramar Passivhaus
Address:
East Brighton 3187
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
200m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2
Builder
Michael Harrison, RMH homes
Project Type
New Build
Architect/Designer
Ian Kidston, All Extension Design Services
Opening Hours
10am to 4pm

Our house has been built to the Passivhaus (Passive House) standard. Instead of thermal mass and cross ventilation, the house is standard stumps and timber frame construction; the whole building envelope is carefully wrapped and insulated, with careful attention to airtightness. Windows are high-performance double glazing with no thermal breaks. A heat retention ventilation (HRV) system circulates air, ensuring the air is fresh. The living spaces face north with large windows for passive solar gain, and a pergola will support a deciduous vine for summer shading.

Designed by Ian Kidston, All Extension Design Services and built by Michael Harrison, RMH homes

Read more about the Caramar Passivhaus in Sanctuary 40. Written by Kulja Coulston and photographs by  David Johns

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$555,000
Energy rating
8.3 Star certified Passive House
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Adaptive design
Building Type
Lightweight construction
Timber
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Window/door materials and coverings
UPVC
Awnings
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: Bulk,
Rating: R6
Internal and external walls
Type: bulk plus rendered styrofoam,
Rating: R4.8
Floor
Type: ,
Rating: R2
Water harvesting and water saving
Above ground storage
Type: Tank,
Size: 4000L
Storage connected to
Garden
Toilet
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Energy monitoring
Garden/Outdoors
Edible garden
Council property located in:
Bayside City Council
Connected to gas?
No