Happy Haus 2020

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Location
Warragul VIC 3820
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Paul Myers Construction
    • Designer
    • Drent Design/Luke Watson

About Happy Haus

Happy Haus is an all-electric home that has been designed to be an adaptive, sustainable and multi-family home. It has lots of sustainable features including 6kW solar array, as well as passive heating and cooling through the use of thermal mass, cross-ventilation and deciduous planting around the house.

The design focus on uniquely using standard and reclaimed materials, as well as providing either privacy or common areas that can be shared between 7 people. This home also has the flexibility to accommodate a single-family home or a home with a separate apartment.

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 6.1 stars using NatHERS accredited software.

Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

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2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 0.08kL
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Zinc Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 5,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
      Solar skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Automation/controls
      Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      External window hoods/surrounds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Reclaimed timber shelving Reclaimed timber cabinetry
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bathroom cabinets
      Benchtops
      Bricks
      Floorboards
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R3.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R3.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.0kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 4.2 kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $480,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 234m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Metal (Zincalume)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Bi Fold
      Casement
      Double glazing
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • Hobless showers
      No Corner cupboards
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 5
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

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