HomePatch

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House Notes – HomePatch

What began as a typical 1970’s house has now achieved a 10 star Scorecard rating due to a steady process of upgrading it over the last 15 or so years. We’ve upgraded or added ceiling, wall and underfloor insulation, draught proofed a bunch of previously leaky parts of the house, used a range of secondary and double glazing options, upgraded window coverings, and added solar hot water, solar PV and replaced old heating and cooling appliances with reverse cycle air conditioners to a minimum of 5 stars.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Grey water system
      Low flow shower heads
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 100
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polyester
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Blow in – mineral fibres
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3.6
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2.6
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 120
    • Roof
    • Tiles (Concrete)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Plastic free household
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Hurstbridge VIC 3099
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • Clean Energy Nillumbik

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