Arvio Future House 2017

Arvio Future House
Ringwood North VIC 3134
10am to 4pm
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Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Arvio Pty Ltd
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

Arvio’s display home was designed by Paul Wilson and his team at Arvio. It follows Passivhaus design principals. It has 20kW PV array. 96kWh of Hitachi Battery Storage, full three phase off grid capacity, 2 x EV fast chargers, Phase change materials for thermal storage, automated windows, HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator), DC lighting system, automated blinds, insulated garage door, no gas connection needed, water storage, ring main for fast hot water delivery, CO2 heat pump for hot water……and more. Roof insulation is R8, walls and floor are R4. The home is brand new and big enough for a large family. It only ever exports energy to the grid, rarely needing to import energy. This enables the home to pay back the CO2 foot print. Has to be seen in person to really appreciate it.

Main features includes;

  • Full DC LED lighting system, no AC used
  • R4 floor rating
  • Glass wool walls type
  • HRV, filtered air, no VOC paint home materials
  • Timber, MGO board, PCM sustainable materials
  • Stormwater management of water harvesting

Architect: Arvio Pty Ltd    Bulider:Arvio Pty Ltd


Years Open
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
20% increase in building cost
Estimate of annual savings
recover the increased cost in less than 10 years
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Window and door types
Double glazing
Triple glazing
Automated opening. Automated fly screens.
Sustainable materials
Timber, MGO board, PCM
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Glass wool
Rating: R8
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: Glass wool
Rating: R4
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Glass wool
Rating: R4
Healthy home
HRV, filtered air, no VOC paint
Connected to gas?
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Energy storage
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Phase Change Material, HRV, auto windows
Active heating cooling
Heat pump
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Full DC LED lighting system, no AC used
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground storage
Stormwater management
Garden / Outdoors
Water wise plants