Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre 2021

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House Notes – Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre

With coral reefs at the front door and wetlands at the back, you can discover how small things can make not only a big difference to your house and garden, but also how your house and garden can make a big difference to our surrounding environments.

Discover!

  • Our homes can behave like coral reefs
  • Some turf can save you 13 Sundays per year
  • A car can run on sunlight
  • You can have a safari park in your own backyard
  • 240 ways to save energy in the home
  • Be the sheriff by planting a tree
  • Residents of the wetlands can tell a story about their home
  • The sun can shine on your home at night!

Mitsubishi MiEV EV

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2015
2016
2018
2019
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Skylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Mitsubishi MiEV
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
      Wind
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Insulated panels or blocks
    • Window and Door Types
    • Louvre windows
    • Universal design accessability
    • Disability access
      Wheelchair access
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Aquaponics
      Bee hotels/friendly
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
Location
Rowes Bay QLD 4810
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit
    • Open with support of
    • Townsville City Council

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