Armadale Passivhaus 2018

HOUSE NAME
Armadale Passivhaus
Address:
Armadale 3143
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Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Renovation
Builder
Ridge Developments
House Size
143m2
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2

To contact Cameron: cameron.munro@yahoo.com.

We’ve transformed an old weatherboard house into a modern, comfortable and super-energy-efficient home using Passivhaus principles.

The house has been extensively renovated with very high levels of insulation, an airtight membrane, triple glazing and windows oriented to maximise northern light.

Constant, warm fresh air is provided by a mechanical ventilation system. We’ve minimised the use of materials with high embodied energy, instead using predominantly wood and rammed earth.

There are no gas bills to pay and we export more electricity from our solar panels than we import from the grid. The front garden engages with our streetscape, with a billabong and native landscaping designed to attract wildlife, while the back is our productive garden of citrus trees and vegetables.

More information on the home is available here.

Designed by EME Design and constructed by Ridge Developments.

To find out more about the NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) click here.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Previously Open
2017
Estimate of annual savings
3000
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Rammed earth
Timber
Window and door types
Low-e, films
Triple glazing
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Blinds
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Sustainable materials
Rammed earth
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R7.0
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.5
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R4.0
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Energy star rating type
NatHERS
Energy star rating
7.6 Stars
All electric home
Yes
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal chimney
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat exchange ventilation system
Heat pump
Hydronic
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Electric vehicle
Manufacturer/type: Audi A3 e-tron
Water harvesting and saving
Underground rainwater storage
Type: Semi-submerged PVC tanks
Size: 9000L
Drip irrigation
Garden/Outdoors
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Organic
Native plants