Geenunginy Bo 2021

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House Notes – Geenunginy Bo

‘Geenunginy Bo’, or place of looking a long way in local Noongar Wadjuk language, is a solar passive second storey addition to a 1970’s three x one brick and tile residence. Located only 200 metres from the beach in Marmion, on Perth’s northern beaches, the new addition maximises access to cooling, summer sea breezes and northern winter sun while capturing ocean and inland views.

Thermally broken aluminium double glazed windows have been strategically positioned throughout the upstairs together with louvres for heat regulation. Designed by eco-effective architect Sid Thoo, the timber frame addition includes high raked ceilings, an R5 ceiling and R2.5 wall insulation as well as a recycled brick internal wall for extra thermal mass.

The existing double brick ground floor has also had double glazing and blow in cavity wall insulation retrofitted, while a rear pergola has been converted to a solar pergola to allow winter sun to penetrate the ground floor living area. Additional features include ‘Big Ass’ ceiling fans and recycled WA Blackbutt timber along with a 6.6kw solar system.

The new addition has its own private entrance, creating options for a fully self contained Airbnb or COVID self isolation if necessary!

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Instantaneous gas
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
      Honeycomb blinds
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Floorboards
      Paving
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R0.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.6
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 3
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $300,000, completed 2020.
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement
      Double glazing
      Louvre windows
      Low-e, films
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Book exchange/library
      Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
Location
Marmion WA 6020
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit/addition
    • Open with support of
    • Renew Perth Branch
    • Builder
    • NuChange Building
    • Designer
    • Sid Thoo

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