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As a lecturer at Deakin University in Sustainable Property Development I was keen to design and build a house according to our teachings. Passive design theory and an affordable cost per meter square were our focus, as well as to see how much of the building process we could manage and adapt for added sustainability. Aspects of the project that we most enjoyed having influence in were maximizing solar gain through design, sourcing local materials, designing to avoid excess or wasted space, and planning around predicted occupant behavior, such as WFH. Being keen on minimalistic aesthetics we also sought a ‘less is more’ design. We thoroughly enjoyed the process, and found great EE and living comfort benefits in the completed project. The taught theory works!
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