Curtin Passive House 2020

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Location
Curtin ACT 2605
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Paton Constructions
    • Designer
    • Paton Constructions / Christie Hartfiel

About Curtin Passive House

A perfectly orientated block arises an opportunity to build a well performing Passive House – that’s exactly what this home is all about. Nestled in the cosy city suburb or Curtin this generously sized 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house is the ideal sustainable forever home. The light filled open plan living, dining and kitchen area surrounds itself with floor to ceiling windows & sliding doors, all opening to the north facing deck and backyard. The house supplies include a 100L rainwater tank and solar cell system that can either be connected to the grid or self sustained.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation system
      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
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Colorbond Water Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 100,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Toyota
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • This house has been built to Passive House standards and can be quantified through a physics formula in order to read exactly how well the house performs by passive house standards.
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $613,250.00
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $10,000.00
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • All energy required to run this house is supplied by the sun.
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 164
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Metal (Colorbond)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Tilt and turn
      180 degree opening doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
      Universal access
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      No stairs/steps
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation

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