DUNE 1 2020

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Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape Sustainable Development
    • Builder
    • Owner Builder
    • Designer
    • Adapt Design Group

About DUNE 1

The Dune showcases all the fundamentals of best-practice energy-efficient design and construction – including good orientation, quality insulation, cross-flow ventilation, double glazing, thermal mass and shading. The result was this 8.7 Star-rated home featuring an 8kW PV system with battery storage.

The combination of these elements of sustainability, energy efficiency and on-site clean energy generation will ensure this home is ‘energy positive’ – generating a surplus of clean energy on an annual basis. The capacity for the occupants to close down half the home while other members of the family are away further reduces the costs of living.

Housing the fridge and Sanden heat pump together allows heat generated from these appliances to dry clothes on inclement days. Air locks to control temperature, clever roof design for rainwater harvesting and easy access to solar panels all help create a home that virtually ‘pays its owners to live in it’.

Designed by Adapt Design Group

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2018
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 20kL
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – cellulose fibre
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.8
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.5
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Cement blockwork, plaster cement sheet panel
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • Internal R2.7, external R3.3
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Roof Blanket
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Reflective insulation
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R3.3
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – cellulose fibre
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.7 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 8 kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • nil
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $420,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 171m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber

    • Wall Materials
    • Cement sheeting
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Permaculture
      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
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish

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