Sapphire Passive House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Sapphire Passive House
Address
Faulconbridge NSW 2776
Booking required – see link below
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Guided Tours – Booking essential (address will not be listed on website)
Housing Type
Display Home
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Sapphire / Blue Eco Concepts
Builder
Blue Eco Homes
House Size
239m2
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2

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Blue Eco Homes’ ‘Sapphire’ display home is a newly completed Certified Passive House. The Sapphire Passive House is carbon-zero, relying on building physics, location climate data, and carefully integrated minimal building services and technology. High performance glazing, insulation and an airtight building ensures the home’s internal temperature is constantly kept at a comfortable level ranging from 20 – 25 degrees with minimal reliance on artificial heating or cooling.

A ventilation system brings filtered clean air throughout the entire house so there’s no Co2 build up inside – perfect for people with respiratory issues or those seeking a healthier lifestyle.

It’s also 90 percent more energy efficient, using only 13.3kW per day to run. This includes hot water, heating, cooling, appliances and lighting – greatly reducing the environmental impact.

The Sapphire is the first Certified Passive House in the Blue Mountains, and the first Certified Passive House in Australia to also be built to Bushfire Attack Level Flame Zone (BAL-FZ) regulations, the highest bushfire risk rating.

The Sapphire display home has also received the first Healthy House Australia certification from Buildingbiology Australia.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Estimate of annual savings
75%
Universal Design Features
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No Corner cupboards
BAL Rating
BAL – FZ: Direct exposure to flames from fire front in addition to heat flux of greater than 40kW/m2 and ember attack
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Inex board
Window and door types
Low-e, films
Triple glazing
Window and door shading
Automation/controls
Shutters
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Rocks/stone
Sustainable materials
Air tight barriers Thermal breaks - thermal bridge free construction
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Insulated reflective foil
Rating: R1.5
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – polystyrene board
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: PAR board
Rating: R6.0
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – polyester
Rating: R2.0
Insulation - Under floor
Type: XPS board
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Chemical free cleaning products used
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
5.2kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Passive solar designed home
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat exchange ventilation system
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Poly tank
Size: 20,000L
Blackwater system
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants
Water wise plants
Average Daily Energy Consumption Per Person
1.66kW
Waste Reduction
Recycle