Karrinyup Sustainable House 2020

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Location
Karrinyup WA 6018
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Solar Dwellings
    • Builder
    • Ventura

About Karrinyup Sustainable House

This home has been built to passive solar design principles. The position of the house on the block makes the most of the Northerly aspect. Multiple living rooms enjoy their Northerly position and views of the garden.

Our home is designed for universal access, with wide doorways and halls, no stairs, large hobless showers, and minimal step downs at doorways for ease of entry. Flick mixer taps and lever door handles are also included.

We have a large productive garden that includes multiple fruit trees, bush food, seasonal vegetables, herbs and native plants. We practice permaculture principles including composting, worm farms, mulching, and chickens. As we believe in reducing landfill, many landscaping and garden features were made out of salvaged or reclaimed items. Deciduous fruiting grapevines are trained along the pergolas providing summer shade, then allowing winter sun to penetrate the house and warm up the floor tiles providing warmth.

The water tank provides water to the toilets and washing machine. Solar panels and solar hot water are included. All appliances, fittings, finishes and furniture were considered for their eco credentials. Decorating and furniture is often vintage to go with the sustainable theme.

For more information download Karrinyup Sustainable House Hand out

Meet the owners of ‘Karrinyup Sustainable House’ and other Solar Dwellings Home owners on Sunday 20th September for our special SHD event at Home Base. Find out more here.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2017
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Reverse Cycle Airconditioning - rarely used
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Low flow shower heads
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • poly water tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 9500L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight

    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • CFL
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Garden: recycled paving bricks, railway sleepers, apple crate wicking vegetable planters, pallets, logs and steppers, recycled limestone crazy paving, washing machine drum firepit, mattress springs, rusty garden art, cubbyhouse, rocks, frog pond, wine barrel planters, chook house materials, dry creek bed etc. Extensive edible garden with over 100 edible types of plants including fruit trees, grape vines, bush food, citrus, vegie patch and herbs.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Insulation
      Pallets
      Paving
      Railway sleepers
      Rocks/stone
      Sleepers
      Timber
      Wine barrels/crates
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls

    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – recycled paper
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Other Insulation Methods:
    • Anticon under colorbond roof sheet
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.25
    • External Walls Type:
    • Reflective insulation
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 1.5KW
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 300m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
      Universal access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Loud doorbell/connected to flashing light
      Semi recessed basins
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Book exchange/library
      Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Tool exchange/library
      Toy exchange/library
      Swap with friends and neighbours
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation

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