Ecoliv The Cape 2021

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House Notes – Ecoliv The Cape

Just a short stroll from the spectacular, pristine beaches at Cape Paterson Victoria, The Cape Project joins the enviable stable of sustainable homes within the truly unique development at The Cape. The home was constructed with a 7.6 energy rating to adhere to strict estate guidelines to minimize the environmental impact of the home and optimize operational efficiencies.

The holiday home reflects a modern, playful interpretation of an A-Frame structure, resulting in oblique interior features to the upper zone.

Robust and unified exterior cladding combines metal, recycled brick and timber battens.

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.6 stars using NatHERS accredited software. Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Solar hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • tba
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • water tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 10000
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Solar skylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Charge point located in garage.
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Eaves
      External window hoods/surrounds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • food cubes used in garden
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Concrete
      Insulation

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 2.6
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 3.5
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 650,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 30,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 1200
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 188m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Metal (Colorbond)
      Reverse Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Double hung
      Low-e, films
      Skylights
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Contrasting colours and material for vision impaired
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Semi recessed basins
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring
      Washing machine/dryer on plynth for easy access
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Ecoliv Buildings pty ltd
    • Designer
    • Beaumont Building Design

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