Noonameena – Our Bush Resting Place 2020

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Location
Redesdale VIC 3444
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Craftsman Quality Builders
    • Designer
    • Urban Perspective Pty Ltd

About Noonameena – Our Bush Resting Place

Noonameena is an owner-built, strawbale ‘SITUP’ prefab panel, Certified Passive House Institute Low Energy Building located on the banks of the Coliban River in central Victoria.

When planning got serious, I discovered what Passive House building was all about and thought ‘why doesn’t everyone build like this?’ I loved it so much I got trained in Passive House design and now offer services and an Airbnb experience to anyone who wants to see, feel and enjoy what a thermally efficient, well-constructed home can be.

All donations form the day will got to Whitelion, to give young people the pride, courage and opportunities to change their lives.

Designed by Urban Perspective and built by Craftsman Quality Builders

The house achieved 10 stars with the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. If you would like to find out more click here.

 

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2018
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Thermal mass

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive House principles applied
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Wood stove (sealed from inside air)
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Automation/controls
      Blinds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Floor Type:
    • Wafflepod
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.9
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R9.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Straw (stawbale walls)
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 7.2kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $650,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,000, approx. ≥5% of building costs – limited heating or cooling required all year round.
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $6,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 179m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Strawbale
      Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
      Triple glazing
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No stairs/steps
      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
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Lime render/wash
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

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