Eco Living Display Centre 2020

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Location
Mount Martha VIC 3934
    • Housing Type:
    • Display Home
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit
    • Open with support of
    • Mornington Peninsula Shire

About Eco Living Display Centre

The Eco Living Display Centre is a retrofitted building that displays a range of energy saving ideas, including passive solar design, thermal mass, hydronic heating, heat pump technology, solar power, battery storage and ventilation (HRV). You can also view a range of options for insulation, window coverings, double glazing, energy-efficient lighting and appliances.

The Centre also includes water tanks, drip-fed irrigation, flow restrictors on taps and shower heads, and water efficient appliances.

Carefully chosen products and materials have been included in the centre such as recycled and up-cycled furniture, original kitchen cabinetry, wool carpet, recycled plastic decking and bamboo flooring. An interior materials board provides extensive information on the main types of interior materials, each with different environmental credentials including life cycle analysis which helps visitors choose the most appropriate material for each application.

The garden at the Centre has been designed to minimise water use and includes a raingarden, raised no-dig garden beds, wicking beds, a food forest and medicinal garden as well as compost bins, a worm farm and other examples of waste reduction on display.

For more info, visit the Eco Living Display Centre website.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation system
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
      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
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Colorbond steel
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 37,000 litre
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Tubular skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bathroom cabinets
      Decking
      House - Relocated on to another site
      Kitchen cabinets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
      Organic
      Native plants
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish

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