Abbetthaus – Certified Passive House 2020

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Location
Scarborough WA 6019
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Passiv Building Co.
    • Designer
    • Leanhaus

About Abbetthaus – Certified Passive House

Certified Passive House on a compact 213m2 laneway block. Abbetthaus is sustainable and affordable residential architecture.

Inspired by the desert modernist style, our client demanded global best practice when it came to building comfort and performance. The brief required that the home be simple, affordable and robust. It needed to be spacious and open to the outdoors, and flexible enough to accommodate a future family or housemates.

Abbetthaus is the second certified Passive house in WA and the first to demonstrate that a home to this standard can be achieved on a modest budget. It is built from one of the most renewable and recyclable building material of all, timber.

With high levels of insulation, airtight construction and high performance windows, The home is designed to be comfortable and healthy without additional cooling or heating. The average internal temperature is 21 degrees and there is a continuous supply of fresh filtered air via a balanced heat recovery ventilation system.

Abbetthaus can expect to use up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling than BCA standard homes, saving the owner around $2,000 annually
Additional features include a desert inspired low water garden, Low energy appliances and hot water generation.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Heat recovery ventilation system
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Solar Passive Design. Passive Cross Ventilation. Ceiling fans in every habitable room
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 480,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 50,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 2,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 170m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
      Tilt and turn
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Water wise plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Automated ventilation system
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Natural light and ventilation

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