Sydney's Sustainable House 2017

HOUSE NAME
Sydney’s Sustainable House
Address
Chippendale NSW 2008
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
Open
10 to 11; 11 to 12; 12 to 1; 1 to 2; 2 to 3; Separate tours will be run on the hour; entry upon payment
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours - No booking required
Entry fee or Donation
$5
Donations supporting
Myself and my community group, Sustainable Chippendale - to buy equipment for our road gardens and parking stickers
Housing Type
High Density Housing
Project Type
Renovation
Designer
Michael Mobbs Sustainable Projects - www.sustainablehouse.com.au
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
1
Open with support of
Sustainable Chippendale - contact me as I'm one of two co-ordinators

Unfortunately this home has had to withdraw for opening in 2018, stay tuned next year for your chance to visit in 2019

Since November 1996:

  • Not connected to town water or sewer
  • Solar power
  • Energy and water bills less than $300 for 21 years

Since March 2015, not connected to grid electricity.

Kept over 2 million litres of treated sewage on site and over 2 million litres of stormwater on site in a 2m square area of clay soil – and out of the mouths of the whales and marine life off Sydney where it otherwise goes.

My two books, Sustainable House, and Sustainable Food are available on my website or may be purchased during the tour.

Free parking permits available for SHD visitors, please ask at the registration desk.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$48,000 in 1996 for water, energy, recycled water systems
Estimate of annual savings
$3,000 with no water or sewage or electricity bills
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Roofing materials
Corrugated iron
Wall materials (external and internal)
Typical inner city terrace shared brick walls
Window and door types
Clerestory windows
Double glazing
Louvre windows
Low-e, films
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Bricks
Concrete
Doors
Glass
Insulation
Paving
Timber
Windows
All water and sewage stays on site - for 22 years
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Gyprock
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Timber
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV off-grid
Water heating
Solar hot water (flat panel)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Shading
Thermal chimney
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Underground rainwater storage
Type: Concrete rain tank (10,000 l) and concrete recycled sewage tank (3,000 l)
Size: 13,000 litres in total
Blackwater system
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps

Garden / Outdoors
Bee keeping
Chickens
Composting
Edible garden
Green walls
Organic
No stormwater has left in 21 years due to absorption pond; all treated sewage absorbed on site