Armadale Passivhaus 2017

HOUSE NAME
Armadale Passivhaus
Address:
Armadale 3143
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
143 m2
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2
Builder
Ridge Developments
Project Type
Renovation
Architect/Designer
EME Design
Opening Hours
10am to 4pm

To contact the owner: cameron.munro (at) yahoo (dot) com.
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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, triple glazing, windows oriented to maximise northern light and is wrapped in an airtight membrane.

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

There’s 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 garden is our productive garden of citrus trees and vegetables.

Designed by EME Design and constructed by Ridge Developments.

Our home feature includes;

  • Heat exchange ventilation system
  • Hydronic active heating and cooling
  • R7 ceiling rating
  • Conventional pitched roof with colorbond
  • 7.6 energy rating
  • NatHERS energy rating type
  • R4 floor rating
  • R5 walls rating
  • Solar PV grid connect

More information on the home is available here.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Energy rating type
NatHERS
Energy rating
7.6
Building Type
Timber
Rammed earth
Sustainable materials
Rammed earth
Windows and Doors
Triple glazing
Low-e, films
Window/door materials and coverings
Timber
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Thermal chimney
Active heating cooling
Hydronic
Heat exchange ventilation system
Heat pump
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: Conventional pitched roof with colorbond,
Rating: R7
Internal and external walls
Type: Double stud external wall with weatherboard cladding,
Rating: R5
Floor
Type: Suspended timber on stumps,
Rating: R4
Water harvesting and water saving
Underground storage
Type: Semi-submerged PVC tanks,
Size: 9000L
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Organic
Composting
Native plants
Council property located in:
Stonnington
Connected to gas?
No