DUNE 1 2019

HOUSE NAME
DUNE 1
Address
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Adapt Design Group
Builder
Owner Builder
House Size
171m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2
Open with support of
The Cape Sustainable Development

The Dune showcases all the fundamentals of best-practice energy-efficient design and construction – including good orientation, quality insulation, cross-flow ventilation, double glazing, thermal mass and shading. The result was this 8.7 Star-rated home featuring an 8kW PV system with battery storage.

The combination of these elements of sustainability, energy efficiency and on-site clean energy generation will ensure this home is ‘energy positive’ – generating a surplus of clean energy on an annual basis. The capacity for the occupants to close down half the home while other members of the family are away further reduces the costs of living.

Housing the fridge and Sanden heat pump together allows heat generated from these appliances to dry clothes on inclement days. Air locks to control temperature, clever roof design for rainwater harvesting and easy access to solar panels all help create a home that virtually ‘pays its owners to live in it’.

This home will be one of ten homes open at The Cape for their annual Sustainable House Day Festival

Designed by Adapt Design Group

This home is supported by

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2018
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$20,000
Total cost of home when constructed
$420,000
Estimate of annual savings
$3500
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Disability access
Multi-generational
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No stairs/steps
No Corner cupboards
Shower head on rail for various heights
Window openings easily accessible
BAL Rating
BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Timber
Cement sheeting
Window and door types
Awning
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Sliding windows/doors
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Roof Blanket
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – cellulose fibre
Rating: R5.8
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: Cement blockwork, plaster cement sheet panel
Rating: Internal R2.7, external R3.3
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – cellulose fibre
Rating: R3.3
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Reflective insulation
Rating: R2.7
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Bulk - polystyrene board
Rating: R1.5
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
8 kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Water tanks
Size:
Low flow shower heads
Garden / Outdoors
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Native plants
Water wise plants
Average Daily Energy Consumption Per Person
nil
Average Daily Water Usage Per Person
20kL
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours