Caramar Passivhaus 2017

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Location
East Brighton VIC 3187
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Michael Harrison, RMH homes

About Caramar Passivhaus

Our house has been built to the Passivhaus (Passive House) standard. Instead of thermal mass and cross ventilation, the house is standard stumps and timber frame construction; the whole building envelope is carefully wrapped and insulated, with careful attention to airtightness. Windows are high-performance double glazing with no thermal breaks. A heat retention ventilation (HRV) system circulates air, ensuring the air is fresh. The living spaces face north with large windows for passive solar gain, and a pergola will support a deciduous vine for summer shading.

Designed by Ian Kidston, All Extension Design Services and built by Michael Harrison, RMH homes

Read more about the Caramar Passivhaus in Sanctuary 40. Written by Kulja Coulston and photographs by  David Johns

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat exchange ventilation system
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Storage connected to
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 4000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • bulk plus rendered styrofoam
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R4.8
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.3 Star certified Passive House
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $555,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200m2
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Universal Design Features
    • Disability access
      Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Edible garden

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