Petersen Street Powerstation 2020

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Location
Freshwater QLD 4870
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Builder
    • Bekkers and Dino Spralja

About Petersen Street Powerstation

Our house was built in 1967 and is a mix of brick veneer and fibro cement. Our project is that of continual improvement; we have upgraded our home with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, including an energy monitoring system.

We’ve also installed a 5.75kW PV solar array with 4.66kW Enphase micro inverters with the capability to operate both on or off the grid thanks to a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 0.075KL
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Poly Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 1000
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Drapes/curtains

    • Window Protection:
    • Security screens
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • White roof to reflect the maximum sun and heat.
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
      Solar PV off-grid
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5.75kW panels, 4.66kW micro-inverters and 13.5kW Tesla Powerwall 2. Operates on- or off-grid.
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2.15
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,500
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $4000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 170 m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Louvre windows
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Aquaponics
      Bee hotels/friendly
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Greenhouse
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Plastic free household
      Recycle
      Repair
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation

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