Jazz's 9-Star Home 2019

Address
Narara NSW 2250
Booking required – see link below
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
OPENING WITH SUPPORT OF
    • Open with support of
    • Narara Eco Living Network
    • Builder
    • Living Green Designer Homes P/L
    • Designer
    • Living Green Designer Homes & Craig Farrugia Building Design

Jazz’s passion was to live in the Ecovillage, her budget meant that she could only do a small home. Part of the Ecovillage vision, mission and aim is to build sustainable housing and be a demonstration village to the wider community.

The house has achieved a 9-star rating. Thermal mass/insulation will help to keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer without resorting to excess heating or air conditioning. There will be a concrete slab on ground, Scyon cladding for the external walls and a colorbond roof. There are only 2 windows on the south side and all are double glazed.

Jazz will not have a dishwasher or tumble dryer in the home.

Designed by Living Green Designer Homes and built by Craig Farrugia Building Design

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 9 stars using NatHERS accredited software (BERS Pro). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

 

 

 

This home is open as part of the Narara Ecovillage Open Day. To see other homes that are open at the village, click here. To visit this house and the ecovillage, book tickets here.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Stormwater management
      Other
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Slimline water tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2000L rain water tank
    • Water harvesting and saving
    • NEV Recycled water system connected to toilets & 1 garden tap
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Honeycomb blinds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Appliances
      Kitchen cabinets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.3
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 9.0 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 2kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $170,000 to $180,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 56m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 29: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 29kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No stairs/steps
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Permaculture
      Native plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      No carpets