– Solar passive design i.e. no conditioning, natural light, heating and cooling;
– Universal design and future proofing – changeable structure i.e. stud walls, and pre-lay, separately metred and switching for plumbing and electrical to split building into 3 separate fully contained apartments. Ground floor design considers universal access;
– Footprint – limited paving/concrete paths to allow ground water replenishment, limited building footprint on physical land area to promote bio-diversity;
– Storm proof – Upgraded to N2 for structure to handle 33metres/second wind
– Water re-use – fully plumbed grey-water system
– Water capture and storage fully plumbed into house – 8000+litre tank system
– Water efficient fixtures and fittings
– Bio-diversity – no monoculture, multiple climates in operation, living roof, natural shading, integration and rejuvenation of natural habitat, indoor air quality, recycled timber and rapid renewable, nature play
– Energy efficiency – roof, ceiling and wall insulation, solar, battery storage, metering, solar hot water and storage on roof, no gas as fossil fuel, reversible ceiling fans in all living spaces, sealed LED lighting throughout, double and low-e comfort glazing
– Limited use of PVC and volatile organic compounds i.e. Formaldahyde, across paints, glues, joinery
– E-Tool Gold rating – lifecycle assessment
– 8 Star Energy Efficiency Assessment
– Waste – design for disassembly, recycle or organic breakdown – no composites. Compost system
– Food production – 7 fruit trees and 4 x large raised vegetable garden beds
– Fully operational office
– Indoor environment quality – excellent ventilation and air flow, natural lighting, indoor biodiversity, dual use spaces
– Sustainable mobility – proximity to bus, train, walk, cycle, local attractions

Architect: Solar Dwellings – Griff Morris http://www.solardwellings.com.au/about-us/our-team/griff-morris

Builder: Nulook Homes http://www.nulookhomes.com.au/ 

This property has disability access.

This home is on the WA SHD Bus Tour being run by Solar Dwellings if you would like to climb on board to see this home plus 5 other houses (one of which is only open for the bus tour) and have lunch at Hilton Harvest you can book tickets here or contact Solar Dwellings on 08 9444 4400 or email shd@solardwellings.com.au

Designed by Solar Dwellings- Griff Morris,  Built by Nulook Homes 

 

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