Straithouse 2023

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House Notes – Straithouse

Straithouse aims first to make optimal use of the elevated and sloping site which gives views over Bass Strait to the south west and south east, and rural views to the north. Energy efficiency was crucially important, aiming to provide the best thermal performance possible.

This home is featured in Sanctuary magazine Issue 56.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2023
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Underground
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • TBA
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • Concrete tank
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 10,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Solar skylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Hyundai Kona
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Eaves
      Honeycomb blinds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Certified Passive House
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R4
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6kW AC, 7.3kW DC
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • < 1 kWh/day/person imported from grid
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $700,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $100,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 134
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Green roof
      Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Tilt and turn
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Community vegetable garden
      Edible garden
      Green roof
      Wicking beds
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape
    • Builder
    • Martin Builders
    • Designer
    • EME Design

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