Naremburn House 2016

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House Notes – Naremburn House

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:

  • anticipated longevity and the ability of the material to weather and wear so as to remain ‘fit for purpose’ aesthetically and functionally and to maintain the intent of the design
  • capacity of the fittings and fixtures installed to be durable
  • life cycle costing including considerations of maintenance, repairs, recyclability if replacement is required, thermal / efficiency benefits delivered by the interior finishes and fitout, superior efficiency in both energy and resources usage of fittings and fixtures were flexible and easily adapted for different applications and functions in the design, such as LED lighting strips were locally manufactured, sourced and/or fabricated so as to make a positive contribution to the local economy

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.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

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2016
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Gas instantaneous
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Underground storage
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
      Storage connected to
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • Detention tank
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 10,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Timber
      Doors
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor

    • Ceiling Type:
    • Raking ceilings
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.5 + sarking
    • Floor Type:
    • Framed floor (first floor)
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.0
    • Other Insulation Methods:
    • Insulation to ground floor slab perimeter
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Framed walls (internal and external)
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R2.2
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 350sqm incl garage
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Louvre windows
    • Universal Design Features
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Water wise plants
      Organic
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Non Toxic Paint, Low pile carpets, timbers, sealed concrete
Location
Naremburn NSW 2065
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Stuart Wilson Constructions

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