Coast at The Cape 2023

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House Notes – Coast at The Cape

This sustainable family home has great passive design features that take advantage of the winter sun and coastal breezes to provide very comfortable 8 star living. Energy costs are very low – as low as $500 per year even after charging the EV – thanks to the smart design, 6kW solar system and 11.9kWh battery. Accessible and adaptable, this home is wheelchair friendly and designed to accommodate changes in household size. All the convenience of single storey living are incorporated, whilst catching dramatic ocean views from a first floor mezzanine and terrace.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2023
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
      Water heated by PV system
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 150
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Colorbond tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 10kl
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Tesla Model Y
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Eaves
      Louvres
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Blower door test result 3.89ACH
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Concrete
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls

    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5
    • Other Insulation Methods:
    • Under Slab R2.7
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.6
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 10
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $650k
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 196m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Reverse Brick veneer
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Tool exchange/library
      Swap with friends and neighbours
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Display Home
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape Sustainable Development
    • Builder
    • TS Constructions
    • Designer
    • Adam Dettrick Architects

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