GOODHOUSE13 2019

Address
Aldgate SA 5154 - NO PARKING ON PARATOO... PARKING AT STIRLING EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL.
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Chosen Charity
    • Architects Without Frontiers
    • Builder
    • Aztec Developments
    • Designer
    • Goodhouse Architecture

GH13 is a solid example of what GOODHOUSE is all about. It is a two storey four-bedroom home of moderate scale at 195m2. Like all GOODHOUSE projects, it is a high performance, low energy house that will maintain thermal comfort with minimal active heating or cooling. It has a correctly sized PV system and a home battery that will see all power usage covered or offset over the 12-month cycle.

GH13 has reinforced the importance of basing the overarching design approach on sound principles of sustainability, even if this means pushing outside what most would consider a logical and economic approach. The successful elements of GH13 can all be traced back to the Northern orientation and the idea of elevating the main house into the trees. At the time it felt like working against the contours was a risky move considering the potential economic implications, but in the end, it allowed us to deliver a highly cohesive and sustainable home.

Each GoodHouse is a composition of well researched materials, systems and construction details. All elements have been considered in terms of the associated economic considerations, the performance and the carbon footprint impact.

Built by Aztec Developments

All donations collected on the day will go to Architects Without Frontiers

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 6.9 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Concrete
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 40,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Whole house
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 6.9 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.6kW
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 195m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Concrete blocks
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Reverse Brick veneer
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation