CERES Ecohouse 2018

HOUSE NAME
CERES Ecohouse
Address
Brunswick East VIC 3057
Open
11am – 3pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Continual Improvement
Builder
Guy Walker
House Size
90m2 approx.
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
1
Open with support of
MEFL

This is an ongoing retrofit of a typical inner-Melbourne home and garden addressing a broad suite of considerations for sustainable living. A house in transition from electric and gas to an all-electric home. Features …

Energy: solar passive re-design, thermal mass, solar PV, EV charge, hydronic and ground-sourced geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient appliances; lighting as well as interactive displays.

Water: rain gardens, water-efficient appliances, tank to toilet and bathroom, diverters, grey water.

Gardens: mixed edible and native gardens, compost, worm systems.

Building: material choices, reuse, colour pallet, furniture, soft furnishings and fittings, etc.

Many, many more sustainable living and building features are demonstrated across the CERES site. Learn more about CERES on the website and/or app.

CERES Ecohouse Article Sept 2017.

Designed by Baker-Drofenik Architects and built by Guy Walker.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2017
2018
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$130,000
Estimate of annual savings
$000's p.a.
Wall materials (external and internal)
Revers- brick veneer
Timber
Window and door types
Clerestory windows
Double glazing
Skylights
Window and door shading
Automation/controls
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Concrete
Insulation
Timber
Windows
Sustainable materials
Cabinetry, furniture, FSC & radial milled timber, cork and rubber flooring
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Recycled polyester
Rating: R3.5
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: Polyester
Rating: R1.5
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Air cell – Permifloor
Rating: R1.9 – R3.3 (spec ratings)
Healthy home
Asthma- and allergy-free certified carpet
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Geothermal
Solar PV grid-connected
Size of PV system
4kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross-ventilation
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Geothermal
Heat exchange ventilation system
Heat pump
Hydronic
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above-ground rainwater storage
Stormwater management
Low-flow shower heads
Low-flow taps
Hot water recirculation
Drip irrigation
Porous paving, rain gardens, mulched native garden in sections
Garden / Outdoors
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Native plants
Water-wise plants