Lancefield Country Life 2020

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Location
Lancefield VIC 3435
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Designer
    • Green Design Solutions

About Lancefield Country Life

The client brief was to create a solar passively designed home, where the clients could age in place and have direct access to the garden. Also to generate sufficient renewable energy for daily use and capture rainwater from all hard surfaces for internal and garden use. They wanted a small home, offering a smaller footprint resulting in 146m2. The benefits of solar passive design is to heat the home passively from entry of the winter sun, whilst shading the north windows in summer. A north facing deck leads off the living/dining and then onto the food production garden, which is watered by rainwater captured from the roof. The materials used in the house include Weathertex Ecogroove which is 97% wood fibre pulp and 3% wax, to avoid it being tasty for termites. Recycled solid red bricks have been used in the living area for a thermal mass wall. The house has been zoned for different uses and separated with doors. Wet areas are kept together to reduce the water runs.

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.4 stars using NatHERS accredited software.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • 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:
    • 100 litres
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 12,000 litres
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Solar skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Exposed solid brick wall internally constructed, illume lights for passageway, cross flow breeze through front and back door.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Doors
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Rockwool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • rockwool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 450,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 30,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 1000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 146m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Slip resistant flooring
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation

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