Barrett House 2019

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Location
Randwick NSW 2031
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Designer
    • Archology

About Barrett House

Come and visit our little house of sustainability, Barrett House, in celebration of National Sustainable House Day.

Part of a joint project between Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick Councils, Barrett House is a sustainability demonstration home showing various sustainable technologies and products to suit every size and shape of house and of course every budget.

Pop in on Sustainable House Day to learn about changes you can make at home and new sustainable building and renovation technologies.

Barrett House – the Retrofit
This cottage style house was retrofitted for sustainability in 2009 – rather than opting for one product throughout, Barrett House displays a number of sustainable solutions.

For example, there are four types of rainwater tank in use together with a range of different lighting options – see how LEDs, CFLs and Solatubes stack up against halogen lighting. For your windows, experience the merits of Magnetite vs. double glazing and window tints. Grid connect solar and heating technologies all on show together with energy efficient kitchen units, storage and appliances.

All too much? just rest a while on our worm farm seat and enjoy the cottage permaculture garden and wander through our new foragers verge garden .. you’re welcome to pick and harvest as you go!

Ask the energy experts!

We are also offering an free energy advisory service with one of our energy experts. Come in and find out:
Who’s the cheapest and greenest energy retailer in NSW?
How is my energy bill calculated?
Is electricity cheaper than gas?
What is carbon neutral electricity?
Can I choose a single rate tariff instead of time-of-use?
What are discounts and reference prices?

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2015
2017
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Solarventi - heating system
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Grey water system
      Worm farm septic tank system
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Water tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 1,500L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
      Laundry
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Tubular skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds

    • Window Protection:
    • Solar films
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Recycled timber cupboards recycled glass tile splashback
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Doors
      Glass
      Insulation
      Timber
      Windows

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • NA
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $80,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $300
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 60m2
    • BAL Rating
    • N/A
    • Roof
    • Tiles (Clay)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
      Sun Tunnel/SolaTube

    • Window and Door Types
    • Retrofit Double Glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Disability access
      Multi-generational
      Universal access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      No stairs/steps
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Worm farm seat
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Green walls
      Permaculture
      Water wise plants

HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Wax based sealer/finish

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