Inner-urban Eco-upgrade 2018

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Location
Glenorchy TAS 7010
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • ATA Tasmania South Branch
    • Builder
    • Owner + Insulbuild Builders

About Inner-urban Eco-upgrade

Progressive renovation of an inner suburban, brick veneer house from 2013 to 2016.

  • Installation of R5.0 ceiling batts, R2.5 underfloor batts
  • All windows upgraded to Kommerling UPVC with double glazing
  • Weatherising of flooring end gaps
  • Enclosing external hot water cylinder and insulating to obtain 5% – 9% reduction in hot water costs
  • Addition of a northeast-facing deck off the end lounge room for additional daylight and outdoor living
  • All gas and off-peak heater replaced by a 7.1KVA heat pump
  • Rooftop 5kW PV sufficient to produce, on an annual average basis, more electricity than consumed
  • Selection of this site to take advantage of 500m walking access to all shops, services and public transport, to minimise use of motor vehicles.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Doors
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • R5.0
    • Floor Type:
    • R2.5
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $60,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2000 p.a.
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants

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