One bedroom apartment – Christie Walk 2021

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House Notes – One bedroom apartment – Christie Walk

One bedroom apartment with north facing windows. Building is a 5-storey hebel block construction with 13 apartments. Also houses the Christie walk community room and community laundry.

Set in a unique urban community of 27 dwellings. The Christie Walk development includes apartments, standalone strawbale houses, and townhouses. The sustainable design features of Christie Walk, include passive solar design, photovoltaic cells, solar hot water, composting, underground stormwater storage and shared spaces (meeting room, laundry, bike shed, produce garden, roof garden). The development features community-focused built form, with gardens and pedestrian walkways running through the development.

Initiated by Urban Ecology Australia (UEA) in 1999 as a demonstration project, to promote nature and people friendly urban development by example, Christie Walk was completed in December 2006.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Evaporative
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
      Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Underground
      Low flow shower heads
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 130kL
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • cement tanks
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 2 x 22000 l for 27 dwellings
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight

    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Translucent photovoltaic panels
    • Window Protection:
    • External window hoods/surrounds
      Honeycomb blinds
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • External Walls Type:
    • Insulated panel system
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • completed 2006
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 65m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Hebel blocks
      Lightweight construction (steel frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Lift/elevator
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Washing machine/dryer on plynth for easy access
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Bird-nesting boxes
      Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Frog friendly
      Green roof
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
Location
adelaide SA 5000
    • Housing Type:
    • Apartment
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • urban ecology australia
    • Builder
    • Tagara
    • Designer
    • Ecopolis

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