Armadale Passivhaus 2019

HOUSE NAME
Armadale Passivhaus
Address
Armadale VIC 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

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.

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.6 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

The house also achieved 10 stars with the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. If you would like to find out more click here.

Contact Cameron: cameron.munro@yahoo.com

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2018
2019
Estimate of annual savings
$3000
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
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/external walls
Type: Double stud external wall with weatherboard cladding
Rating: R5.0
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
Victorian residential efficiency scorecard rating
10 Stars
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
6.4kW
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