Armadale Passivhaus 2019

Location
Armadale VIC 3143
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Ridge Developments



About Armadale Passivhaus

We’ve transformed an old weatherboard house into a modern, comfortable and super-energy-efficient home using Passive House principles.

The house has been extensively renovated with very high levels of insulation, an airtight membrane, triple glazing and windows oriented to maximise northern light.

Constant, warm fresh air is provided by a mechanical ventilation system. We’ve minimised the use of materials with high embodied energy, instead using predominantly wood and rammed earth.

There are no gas bills to pay and we export more electricity from our solar panels than we import from the grid. The front garden engages with our streetscape, with a billabong and native landscaping designed to attract wildlife, while the back is our productive garden of citrus trees and vegetables.

More information on the home is available here. A video about the home is here.

Designed by EME Design and constructed by Ridge Developments.

Audi A3 e-tron EV on display for SHD

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.6 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

The house also achieved 10 stars with the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. If you would like to find out more click here.

Contact Cameron: cameron.munro@yahoo.com

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2018
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Underground rainwater storage
      Drip irrigation
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • Semi-submerged PVC tanks
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 9000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Audi A3 e-tron
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Rammed earth
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R7.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Double stud external wall with weatherboard cladding
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 7.6 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.4kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 143m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Rammed earth
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
      Triple glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish