Our SDG house for people and planet 2020

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Location
Carlisle WA 6101
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Auscon
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

About Our SDG house for people and planet

We have built a little house out the backyard to try and be more sustainable with energy, water and native habitat for birds and our two resident bobtail goannas.

We use half the energy we generate from our solar panels and have a water tank that feeds our toilet and cupboard laundry and a tiny creek when it overflows. We built the sustainable house under gum trees we planted when we moved in to the old front house in 1996. This home has been built to passive solar design principles maximising north facing windows for thermal mass, windows and doors are positioned to promote cooling summer breezes that are helped along by some carefully positioned ceiling fans. These windows produce a lot of natural light and ventilation making the home healthier to live in.

Designed for universal access we have incorporated larger doorways and hallways, lever style door handles and to reduce trip hazards we have hobless showers and flush thresholds.

We have a cute little attic and love the extra storage space it provides.

Designed by Solar Dwellings

Meet the owners of ‘Our SDG house for people and planet’ and other Solar Dwellings Home owners on Sunday 20th September for our special SHD event at Home Base. Find out more here.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 200 L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Pelmets
      Shade Sails
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – natural wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 4.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • 4.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Reflective insulation
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3.6 kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $250,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $1500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 115m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Pocket doors
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Universal access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Shower head on rail for various heights
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation

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