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Strategic sustainable design was critical to the realisation of the Naremburn House, as the owners desired to reside in the dwelling for the long term. Holistic design decisions were made around the materials and finishes, fittings and fixtures, services systems and technology interfaces. Products and materials were specified based on their capacity to contribute to a design which embraced longevity through form, material and experience, and not just for singular active or passive contributions. The project specifications adopted an approach that could offset upfront embodied energy expenditure through:
For example, areas with higher energy demands, such as electric in-floor heating to the first floor bathrooms and inverter air conditioning, have been offset by the installation of a 2.45kW PV cell system and the hydronic heating system for the ground floor slab.