Coast Guard Yeppoon 2020

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Location
Rosslyn QLD 4703
    • Housing Type:
    • Coast Guard Base
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • Capricorn Coast Landcare

About Coast Guard Yeppoon

Coast Guard Yeppoon occupies a two-storey brick building at Rosslyn Bay Harbour. This is the base for marine rescue operations. It includes an office, radio room, dormitory accommodation, kitchen, bathrooms, crew rest area and boat shed. It has been progressively renovated to add sustainable features to improve liveability and reduce energy costs.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)

    • Water heating:
    • Current-activated electric HW booster
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads

    • Average water consumption per day:
    • N/A - variable occupancy
    • Water harvesting and saving
    • Combination sink/cistern in toilet.
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout

    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Solar-powered light
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Roller doors
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 4.5kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • N/A - variable occupancy
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 308m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Concrete blocks
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Loud doorbell/connected to flashing light
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
      Rocker style light switches
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 4
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Lawn on western side to reduce radiant heat
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Book exchange/library
      Recycle

    • Other Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Cans/bottles collected from boat owners
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation

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