Alfred Cove 2018

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Location
Warragul VIC 3820
    • Housing Type:
    • High Density Housing/Strata Development
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit
    • Open with support of
    • Baw Baw Sustainability Network

About Alfred Cove

This 1980s brick-veneer two-bedroom unit has had an energy efficiency renovation along the lines of the Beyond Zero Emissions book Energy Freedom Home, including top-up ceiling insulation, spray-foam wall insulation, replacement of gas appliances with efficient electric, solar PV, some secondary glazing to windows, pelmets, lighting and draught proofing from 15ACH to 9. The post-renovation Scorecard assessment reached 10 stars.

 

 

 

 

The previous tenant moved out and we took the opportunity to do an energy makeover. We wanted to make sure we were walking the talk with this property as well as our own house. While the financial return will be some years in the making, we can feel satisfied our new tenants are physically comfortable, and happy with the slightly increased rent but lower energy bills.

The best part of the house is the result of all the little actions that add to much higher comfort levels. Our tenants’ visiting family members have been amazed how warm it is without heating and have asked for home energy assessments at their places as a result.

This home is opening with the support of the Baw Baw Sustainability Network.

 

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross-ventilation
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system air conditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Nissan Leaf, but it does not live at this home
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Pelmets

    • Window Protection:
    • Some secondary glazing
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Spray foam
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid-connected
    • Size of PV system:
    • 4kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000 approx.
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $1000+
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 68m2
    • Roof
    • Tiles (concrete)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross-flow ventilation

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