Thomas and Kathryn's Sustainable retrofit of house 2019

Address
Moruya NSW 2537
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Chosen Charity
    • South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance
OPENING WITH SUPPORT OF
    • Open with support of
    • Southcoast Health and Sustainablity Alliance

This ex-Government house has been renovated into a sustainable home that is both energy efficient and comfortable. Our power bills have been drastically reduced, as our energy consumption is less than 7kWh a day.

There will also be tours of 2 Jeffery Place which is a recently built sustainable house.

Our home includes:

  • 5.6kW of solar, rooftop and ground-mounted
  • Reflective painted roof to reduce heat intake
  • Induction cooktop
  • Thermal-backed curtains
  • Door seals
  • LED lighting
  • Underfloor insulation and wall insulation on western and eastern walls
  • Heat pump hot water heater
  • Aircell insulation under roof
  • 15,000L rainwater tank
  • Energy-efficient appliances.

Gold coin entry supportsĀ Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 100L
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 15,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
      Honeycomb blinds
      Pelmets
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Thermally backed curtains
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Other
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Fibreglass batts
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.5
    • Floor Type:
    • Ultimo fibreglass batts
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Fibreglass batts and air cell
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5.6kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 6-7kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $23,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2000 p.a. no carbon emissions
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 90m2
    • Roof
    • Tiles (Clay)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (steel frame)
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Wheelchair access
    • Universal Design Features
    • Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
      No stairs/steps
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Swap with friends and neighbours