Dromana house 2019

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Location
Dromana VIC 3936
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Working Dog Construction P/L
    • Designer
    • Positive Footprints P/L

About Dromana house

This is a 3 year-old holiday house on a north-facing block, built in reverse brick veneer, with a polished concrete floor on the lower level and bamboo flooring for the upper level. It has 3Kw of solar power and a heat-pump for hot water.

The ceiling fans and clerestory windows provide air circulation and venting of hot air in summer, and the concrete floor and internal brick walls provide thermal mass, help to keep the house comfortably warm, aided by a wood-burning stove.

A large part of the kitchen cupboards and bathroom fittings have been salvaged from other houses (via Freecycle, Gumtree, Habitat for Humanity, etc), and no furniture or appliances except for a microwave oven and TV set has been bought new. The garden consists mainly of indigenous/native plants and succulents in the front, and there are several fruit trees; watering is mainly from rain-water tanks when needed.

Architect for this home is Positive Footprints

Gold coin donations will go to Habitat for Humanity

 

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.7 stars using NatHERS accredited software (AccuRate). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Green switches
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Wood-burning stove and heat-shifting fan
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tanks (x3)
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 16,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Tubular skylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Polished concrete, Modwood for decks
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Bathroom cabinets
      Bricks
      Doors
      Kitchen cabinets
      Paving
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Rockwool batt
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Floor Rating:
    • R0.7
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Rockwool batt
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.7 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $700,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150 m2 floor space
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 19: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 19kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Reverse Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Bi Fold
      Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
      Sun Tunnel/SolaTube
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • Hobless showers
      Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Strong fittings like towel rails that can be used as hand rails
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
      No carpets

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