To contact the owner: cameron.munro (at) yahoo (dot) 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, 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.
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.