Shannstainable 2019

Address
Floreat WA 6014
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
OPENING WITH SUPPORT OF
    • Open with support of
    • Solar Dwellings
    • Builder
    • Auscon Building
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

A dragonfly etched into a rammed earth wall is just one of the unique features in this beautifully designed passive solar home by Solar Dwellings.

This is a home that is comfortable year round with low energy usage. Good thermal mass & insulation is integral to achieving this goal. This 493m2 home features 5 bedrooms each with a large WIR & desk area, plus activity, study & space for a future lift. Solar electric power generation & rain water harvesting were also important factors for a more sustainable living.

Re-using materials & features from the original house was important, integrating old with new seamlessly into the home.

This home is open to the Solar Dwellings Bus tour  – Book tickets here. To see what other houses are on the bus tour or find out more click here.

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.4 stars using NatHERS accredited software (BersPro). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
      Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Grey water system
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 70L
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 3000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Toilet
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Paving
      Rocks/stone
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Air elk “Permivac”
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.4
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 1.6kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 3.5kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $60,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 493m2
    • BAL Rating
    • N/A
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Rammed earth
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Disability access
      Multi-generational
      Wheelchair access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Semi recessed basins
      Shower head on rail for various heights
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 5
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation