North Sydney Eco House 2015

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House Notes – North Sydney Eco House

This 1930s semi-detached home was renovated in 2013. Incorporating passive solar design some of its features include: recycled building materials, energy and water efficient appliances, energy efficient lighting, thermal mass and double-glazing. Outside features include a green roof, rainwater harvesting, stormwater management/water sensitive urban design, composting, native garden, food production and a solar PV system.

Inside the home recycled furnishings, low and no-VOC paints and oils and eco fabrics were used.

See more on our North Sydney Eco House blog.

House featured in Sanctuary Magazine May 2015, Better Homes and Gardens (May 2015) , finalist in the 2014 Green Globe Awards and winner of the North Sydney Council Sustainability Award 2014.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2015
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Rainwater tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 6000L
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Timber
      Windows
      Doors
      Paving
      Kitchen/bath cabinets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Earthwool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3
    • Floor Type:
    • Earthwool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R3
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Earthwool
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R3
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $400,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150sqm
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Universal Design Features
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Water wise plants
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Composting
      Native plants
      Green roofs
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Zero-VOC paints and oils
Location
McMahons Point NSW 2060
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Zenya Adderley

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