Energy Freedom Home 2016

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House Notes – Energy Freedom Home

This period family home has been retrofitted for efficiency and has recorded a reduction in gross energy and water consumption of 75%. With PV-generated energy the home is energy positive. The home uses high efficiency induction cooking. Mains gas has been completely removed.

The home is the residential case study for BZE Buildings Plan and has been featured in ReNew magazine a number of times (issues 115, 117, 127). It’s also a case study for the Energy Freedom Campaign and book (available on the day).

The household also has two plugin cars.

Open 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:45pm – 4:00pm at 28 Ardoch Street, Essendon

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2016
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
      Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Underground storage
      Above ground storage
      Storage connected to
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • Concrete
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 10kL
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • steel and plastic
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 6kL
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
      Laundry
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • polyester batts plus Aircell
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • +R8
    • Floor Type:
    • polyester batts plus Aircell
    • Floor Rating:
    • +R3.5
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • injection foam in external walls
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • +R2
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Energy star rating:
    • 6.5
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $4000/annum
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200 square meter floor area
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Edible garden
      Composting
      Chickens
Location
Essendon VIC 3040
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit

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