Rich Industrial Greenhouse 2019

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Location
Frankston VIC 3199
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Owner Builder

About Rich Industrial Greenhouse

As an engineer and artist our aim when designing our home was to create a home built specifically for our needs, a place we could both live and work in. With a fully working studio and study/workshop we are able to work fully from home when possible. All Electric, No Gas, our home produces more energy than it consumes. We have achieved this and love the fact we often have to go outside to determine what the weather is. We are spoilt.

Designed using passive solar principles and the best materials possible for thermal performance we have incorporated double glazing uPVC, north facing windows, super insulation, high efficiency appliances, heat pump hot water service, solar panels, heat recovery ventilation, thermal ground loop, and small reverse cycle air conditioning used only in summer and winter extremes. The HWS, washing machine and dishwasher all operate during solar peak production 10 am to 3 pm.

It is not just our home that is sustainable, virtually all the furniture inside the home is either hand made, reclaimed hard rubbish or op shop finds. Each piece has a story and is intended to last a lifetime. Our decking first purchased 15 years ago second hand has been used as rear verandah, then a pool deck and now our front verandah. Our courtyard fencing is our old reclaimed side fence and our wicking garden beds are all hard rubbish material.

Our next aim is to purchase an electric vehicle and perhaps a battery and more solar to be totally energy independent.

At only 150m2 it has 2 bedrooms, 1 Study, 1 Studio and one combined bathroom/laundry.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat exchange ventilation system
      Split system airconditioner

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ground Loop Zehnder Comfo fond
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 65L
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 5000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • recycled bricks, timber, recycled decking and verandah timber.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Foil, batt
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Combined glass wool and polystyrene
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.1 but with deciduous vegetation and additional roof insulation fitted likely to be 9.5
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $265,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $35,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150m2
    • BAL Rating
    • N/A
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Insulated panels or blocks
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Reverse Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing

    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement and sliding windows, Multipoint air sealed double glazed doors.
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Wicking Bed Vegetable garden from Hard Rubbish Materials
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Green roof
      Native plants
      Water wise plants

    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours

    • Other Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Not plastic free but doing our best.
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross flow ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
      No carpets

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