SUHOstudio House 2016

HOUSE NAME
SUHOstudio House
Address
Birkenhead SA 5015
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Open
10am to 4pm
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Builder
Owner Builder
House Size
125 sqm
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
2

This passive design house requires no active heating or cooling. Built to a low air infiltration rate of 3.6 ACH@50 Pascals using Structural Insulated Panels (SIP); using internal thermal mass, double glazing, ‘coptered’ slab and smart glass with fixed and adjustable shading. These features all add to the performance of this building. A monitoring system tracks actual performance against predicted thermal performance.

A low maintenance drought tolerant garden reduces water requirements.

The build, recently featured on Channel Nine’s “Building Ideas” and in “The Owner Builder” magazine shows how sustainable houses can be built on reasonable budgets.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2016
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
150,000
Universal Design Features
Multi-generational
Adaptive design
Window and door types
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Clerestory windows
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Paperock, recycled paper benchtops
Sustainable materials
Paperock, sisal, Bamboo, LED lighting
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Pozi Truss, skillion
Rating: R6
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: SIPS
Rating: R2 / R3
Healthy home
Natural paints, No VOC sealers
Energy star rating type
7.9 NatHERS Star
Energy star rating
7.9 NatHERS Stars
Connected to gas?
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Storage connected to
Garden / Outdoors
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Native plants