Bundanoon Net Zero Cottage 2016

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House Notes – Bundanoon Net Zero Cottage

Designed to eliminate dependence on harmful energy sources and meet our housing and energy needs with as little negative health and environmental impacts as possible in an affordable way.

The building is a single story 2 bedroom detached cottage of 108 square meters.
Built to demonstrate that most energy efficiency measures cost no more than conventional building, good passive solar design being the key element.

Full report on house design and performance can be found @ www.bundanoonnetzerocottage.com

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2016
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Plantation timber framing and windows
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Insulation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.5 batts plus R1.5 blanket
    • Floor Type:
    • Concrete slab
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1 edge insulation
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • plasterboard
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R2 Batts
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $14,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2,200 per annum
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 108m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
Location
Bundanoon NSW 2578
    • Housing Type:
    • Tiny Home - Fixed
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Owner plus carpenter

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