Breathe Neighbourhood 2021

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House Notes – Breathe Neighbourhood

My vision is to build an Environmentally-Smart™ neighbourhood of 24 individual residences, for people who just want a home they can love, in a place that they’ll enjoy, with other like-minded people. It’s a neighbourhood where all can be confident that they will receive the support and care that they may need, now or in future.

Over 2,300 years ago, Aristotle noted that “More than anything else, men and women seek happiness.” That is the founding thought behind Breathe.

For the last 35 years, the site on which Breathe is being created has been a holiday village. We feel the laughter and joy, the fun and relaxation, the great friendships and shared experiences that have happened here for 35 years have somehow seeped into the soil below and flowed into the air above.

“The result is an atmosphere, a feeling, a sense of being on holiday.”


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    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Automated Climate Controls
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation system
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • BioPCM
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
      Split system airconditioner

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Clerestory Venting Windows
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Worm farm septic tank system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Drip irrigation

    • Average water consumption per day:
    • unknow new build
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Rainwater Tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 23000
    • Water harvesting and saving
    • Cold Start mixing taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Nissan Leaf - Potential for V2H and V2G
    • Window Protection:
    • External window hoods/surrounds
      Honeycomb blinds
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Passive Solar Design Passivehaus Principles - super insulated, passivhaus standard air tightness. Automate Climate Controls with IoT hub - to control AC, Fans, HRV, Clerestory Windows, to control temp, air quality, humidity and energy use. Energy Demand Management - to reduce and time shift, with pre cooling and heating systems uPVC double glazing by Drutex BioPCM in the ceiling Thermal Mass Earth Floor using reclaimed granite core samples and soil taken from the site VPP energy trading through PowerClub, in partnership with PowerLedger and sonnen Designed for V2G energy trading Designed for P2P energy trading Measurement and monitoring of the house energy performance and comfort levels by UniSA. Breathe Neighbourhood will become a living Laboratory with a host of future studies.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Excavated earth
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • SIP Panel plus additional Glass Wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R-6.3
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R-5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R-2
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R-4.3
    • External Walls Type:
    • (SIP) Structural Insulated Panel
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 8.4kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • Unknown - new build
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 360000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 10000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 3000
    • House Size
    • 71
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Tilt and turn

    • Window and Door Types
    • Lift and Slide Door
    • Universal design accessability
    • Universal access
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Rocker style light switches
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Community vegetable garden
      Drip irrigation
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Automated ventilation system
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish

Tumby Bay SA 5605
    • Housing Type:
    • Residential Park - Display Home
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Stotty's Building
    • Designer
    • Salt Studio

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