Alfred Cove 2018

Alfred Cove
Warragul VIC 3820
Booking required – see link below
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Guided Tours – Booking essential (address will not be listed on website)
Entry fee or Donation
Gold coin
Donations supporting
Baw Baw Sustainability Network
Housing Type
High Density Housing/Strata Development
Project Type
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
Baw Baw Sustainability Network

This 1980s brick-veneer two-bedroom unit has had an energy efficiency renovation along the lines of the Beyond Zero Emissions book Energy Freedom Home, including top-up ceiling insulation, spray-foam wall insulation, replacement of gas appliances with efficient electric, solar PV, some secondary glazing to windows, pelmets, lighting and draught proofing from 15ACH to 9. The post-renovation Scorecard assessment reached 10 stars.





The previous tenant moved out and we took the opportunity to do an energy makeover. We wanted to make sure we were walking the talk with this property as well as our own house. While the financial return will be some years in the making, we can feel satisfied our new tenants are physically comfortable, and happy with the slightly increased rent but lower energy bills.

The best part of the house is the result of all the little actions that add to much higher comfort levels. Our tenants’ visiting family members have been amazed how warm it is without heating and have asked for home energy assessments at their places as a result.

This home is opening with the support of the Baw Baw Sustainability Network.



Years Open
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$20,000 approx.
Estimate of annual savings
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Roofing materials
Tiles (concrete)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Brick veneer
Window and door types
Sliding windows/doors
Window and door shading
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Some secondary glazing
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R6.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Spray foam
Rating: R2.0
Healthy home
Cross-flow ventilation
Victorian residential efficiency scorecard rating
10 stars
All electric home
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid-connected
Size of PV system
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Active heating cooling
Split system air conditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Electric vehicle
Manufacturer/type:Nissan Leaf, but it does not live at this home