CSR House 2016

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House Notes – CSR House

The initial aim of the CSR House project was to design and build an attractive 8 Star energy efficient home as inexpensively as possible. The project was designed to satisfy three key objectives – to identify inefficient building practices, to establish an ongoing building research facility and to showcase the use of high performance products within a normal house.

Innovative, sustainable and efficient products used in the house include: Bradford Solar with Tesla Powerwall, Hebel aerated concrete, Bradford insulation, Viridian low E double glazing, Gyprock SuperChek plasterboard among many others.

Design features include excellent passive solar design and orientation, extensive eaves for summer shading, strategic placement of thermal mass for thermal stability and air tightness measures to reduce the size and use of air conditioning.

We also discovered how an incredible level of general comfort within the home was achieved by adoption of simple techniques and high performance products. While the thermal stability of the home was mostly expected, the naturally lit and peaceful interiors gave the CSR House an amazing “feel” and ambience. This feeling and level of comfort needs to be experienced first-hand.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2016
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
      Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Storage connected to
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 10,000 litre
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
      Laundry
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Hebel, Gyprock Superchek, Bradford Gold Insulation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk insulation
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Hebel & bulk insulation
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.0
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Bulk insulation
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8 Star
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
      Energy storage
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 18000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 2500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 246 sqm
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Universal Design Features
    • Disability access
      Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Water wise plants
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Low VOCs used throughout, all paints, sealants, carpet etc.
Location
Schofields NSW 2762
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
      Display
    • Builder
    • CSR Building Products

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