Permanora 2020

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Location
Elanora Heights NSW 2101
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit/addition
    • Builder
    • Urban Impact
    • Designer
    • Atelier Haefeli

About Permanora

Permanora is a sustainable house located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. It is a renovated 1960s cottage with both retrofitted and new sustainability features, including insulation, passive solar, solar power and hot water, gas appliances, water storage, and recycling.

There is a permaculture food forest with chickens, compost, worm farm, aquaponics, native bees, gravity-fed water systems, native landscaping, aquaponics, vertical green walls, and bush tucker plants.

There are many sustainable, lightweight and recycled building materials used in the construction of the garden and the house.

Features include:

  • Heat exchange ventilation system
  • R4.0 ceiling insulation (CSR Rockwool)
  • Foil and board floor insulation
  • Cross-ventilation
  • Solar PV grid-connected
  • FSC-certified timber, recycled structural timber from telegraph poles
  • Stormwater management for water harvesting.

Owner will be on hand to answer questions. Maps of the garden and interpretive signage is available.
Native beehive split demonstration at 12 noon.

Designed by Atelier Haefeli  and built by Urban Impact.

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
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Evaporative
      Heat exchange ventilation system
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Rainwater storage - Underground
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation

    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 112
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • Retention trench
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 14000 l
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • 3 x 5000l poly tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 15000 l
    • Water harvesting and saving
    • We have some ponds around the garden to create pockets of humidity and cooling effects.
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Plants, garden beds, gates, carpet, bathroom bench tops, furniture, carpets, fencing
    • Sustainable materials:
    • FSC-certified timber, recycled structural timber from telegraph poles, permaculture garden, rainwater tanks and retention trench for garden irrigation
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Appliances
      Basins/sinks
      Doors
      Insulation
      Pallets
      Paving
      Power poles
      Rocks/stone
      Sleepers
      Timber
      Windows

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • CSR Rockwool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Foil and board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Commcercial-grade acoustic and thermal insulation – batts, board and foil
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R7.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect

    • Size of PV system:
    • 4.8 kw
    • Renewable energy
    • Wood fire heating
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2.01 KW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $600000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,000 - mostly garden work.
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000 p.a. through savings in
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – FZ: Direct exposure to flames from fire front in addition to heat flux of greater than 40kW/m2 and ember attack
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
      Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Insulated panels or blocks
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Clerestory windows
      Louvre windows
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • Hobless showers
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 5
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Aquaponics
      Bee keeping
      Bee hotels/friendly
      Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Green walls
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Swales
      Water wise plants
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Book exchange/library
      Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      Wax based sealer/finish

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