Carbonlite Home 2020

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Location
Eltham VIC 3095
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Open with support of
    • Clean Energy Nillumbik
    • Builder
    • Carbonlite

About Carbonlite Home

We aimed to keep the charm and character of the existing house and land whilst upgrading to Passive House performance. This includes insulation and air tight membranes, triple glazed windows and heat recovery ventilation. We have also installed a 5.4kW solar panel system and a 7500L water tank which is plumbed to the toilets and the fully automated sprinkler and drip system.

This home has been built using PANELlite prefabricated timber panels.

Built by Carbonlite Design & Build

Photography by Meredith O’Shea

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This home is supported by

This home is supported by Clean Energy Nillumbik and Nillumbik Shire Council.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat exchange ventilation system
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Low flow shower heads
      Drip irrigation
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.7
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • PANELlite
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5.4kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 5
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 145m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)

    • Roof
    • PanelLite
    • Wall Materials
    • PanelLite
    • Window and Door Types
    • Triple glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Native plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation

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