Sustainability on Cobb 2021

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House Notes – Sustainability on Cobb

Our house is designed to take advantage of the views to the coast on the west whilst still designing to passive solar principles. The main living area on the upper floor and activity face north, allowing for plenty of winter sun to come in and warm the house in winter.

Window locations maximise views and also promote cross flow ventilation in summer. Living close to the coast the cooling breeze of the Freo Doctor is used as oppose to mechanical heating anf cooling.

Designed using insulated reverse brick veneer the house stays cool in summer and warm in winter.

We have an external staircase from the balcony to the backyard for ease of access without having to walk through the ground floor ‘private’ spaces when accessing the pool area.

Meet Solar Dwellings Home owners on Sunday 17th October for our special SHD event at Home Base. Find out more here

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – cellulose fibre
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.1
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • Anticon & bulk
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $600,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 380m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Reverse Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Scarborough WA 6019
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Solar Dwellings
    • Builder
    • Danmar Homes
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

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