Oaks – TS Constructions 2020

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Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Display Home
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape Sustainable Development
    • Builder
    • TS Constructions
    • Designer
    • TS Constructions, Beaumont Concepts and The Cape Housing Project

About Oaks – TS Constructions

The Cape Display is an 8.2 Star energy-efficient, all-electric double-storey home featuring very high levels of integrated sustainability. It is the first of 220 homes to be built to this standard at The Cape housing project at Cape Paterson, South Gippsland.

The home features rammed-earth block walls, polished low-carbon concrete floors, excellent orientation, insulation, cross-flow ventilation, strategic shading, double glazing, 10,000L water storage, 5kW solar and much more.

Much care has been placed into building an airtight fabric with all windows, doors and openings featuring 20mm compressible bead applied between the building frame and the unit, minimising any air leakage. All exhaust fans are sealed units.

Climate control is a Daiken Ururu Sarara 7 reverse cycle split system, an industry-leading appliance with 7 stars cooling and heating rating. LED lighting has been installed throughout. Water-efficient tapware, shower heads and other appliances are coupled with 10,00L rainwater storage tanks.

Hot water is provided by a Sanden air-sourced hot water heat pump system.

The garden is a good representation of local indigenous drought-tolerant species chosen for aesthetics and habitat value. Raised wicking garden beds allow ergonomic food production with minimum effort.

The house overlooks a large innovative community garden featuring a 230,000L above-ground tank and more than 60 water-efficient wicking beds, and the garden will be producing large amounts of food coming into the summer period.

Electric vehicles are accommodated with dedicated 15 amp charge points in the garage.

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.2 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

 

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Airlock entry, LED lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Rammed-earth bricks, low-carbon Envirocrete, Weathertex
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Concrete
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Earthwool batt
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Insulated slab
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.0
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $395,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000 – $3300 p.a.
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Louvre windows
      Low-e, films
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Locally indigenous drought-tolerant coastal plants, seed collected from this part of the coast
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Edible garden
      Organic

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