Caramar Passivhaus 2017

HOUSE NAME
Caramar Passivhaus
Address
East Brighton VIC 3187
Open
10am to 4pm
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Builder
Michael Harrison, RMH homes
House Size
200m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

Our house has been built to the Passivhaus (Passive House) standard. Instead of thermal mass and cross ventilation, the house is standard stumps and timber frame construction; the whole building envelope is carefully wrapped and insulated, with careful attention to airtightness. Windows are high-performance double glazing with no thermal breaks. A heat retention ventilation (HRV) system circulates air, ensuring the air is fresh. The living spaces face north with large windows for passive solar gain, and a pergola will support a deciduous vine for summer shading.

Designed by Ian Kidston, All Extension Design Services and built by Michael Harrison, RMH homes

Read more about the Caramar Passivhaus in Sanctuary 40. Written by Kulja Coulston and photographs by  David Johns

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$555,000
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Adaptive design
Window and door types
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk
Rating: R6
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: bulk plus rendered styrofoam
Rating: R4.8
Connected to gas?
No
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground storage
Storage connected to
Garden / Outdoors
Edible garden