St Johns House 2024

House Notes – St Johns House

House was a new build 7 years ago. We designed it ready for the future removing the gas . It has 4 airsource heat pumps for heating and cooling, hotwater and the pool heating. It has 15KW PV on the roof. It has thermally broken windows, pocked doors for zoning and a correctly insulated slab. The heating/cooling system is hydronic underfloor so the floor is either heated or cooled depending in needs.

For a large house it is cheap to run given the aspect we built into the house, the glassing, the floor surfaces and the solar on the roof. It has a zappi car charger also that ensures all excess power refills the car before export to the grid. If you are undertaking a new build we can share a lots of vital learnings.

Sustainability Features

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2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Underground
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Tesla Y
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      External window hoods/surrounds
      Louvres
      Roller doors
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Basically we maxed out the insulation throughout the home. On south facing walls extra care was taken. We also used sound proof insulation between the floors so that the bedrooms upstairs were not impacted but the noise downstairs.
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 15kw
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 60squares/ 560m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • mixed depending on orientation including stria
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Bi Fold
      Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 4
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Organic
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Kew VIC 3101
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Rescom
    • Designer
    • Largely self designed

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