Spindrift 2020

Address
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
Full address will be displayed on 10 Sep 2020
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
OPENING WITH SUPPORT OF
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape Sustainable Development
    • Builder
    • TS Constructions
    • Designer
    • Beaumont Concepts

Spindrift represents a new paradigm in sustainable housing– an ‘Energy Freedom House’. We call it such because the residents have effectively eliminated electricity, gas, and petrol bills; due to the combination of a solar-powered all-electric efficient home, and a long-range EV.

This 3-bedroom, 153m2 home has been rated 8.3 Stars by NatHERS, and was recently the subject of a profile by Renew. This analysis found that this home saves its residents over $5200 annually in energy and petrol bills. It is also a comfortable and beautiful home to live in, with thermal mass provided by pressed local earth bricks, and a unique terazzo concrete slab. The all-electric Hyundai Kona has a range of 450km, and is powered by the solar energy produced by the house.

This home will be one of ten homes open at The Cape for their annual Sustainable House Day Festival

Hyundai Kona EV on display for SHD

 

 

 

 

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.3 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Hyundai Kona
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Concrete slab and plaster have recycled content
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Timber
      Other
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6 kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $13,465
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5200
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 153 m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber
      Other
    • Wall Materials
    • Radial Timber Silvertop Ash, Colorbond corrugated, CSR Barestone cement sheet, and Colorbond Dominion
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Double hung
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No stairs/steps
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish