Sustainaburbia House 2015

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Location
Hamilton Hill WA 6163
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit

About Sustainaburbia House

Sustainaburbia – 31 Burridge Way, Hamilton Hill

Welcome to Sustainaburbia! Our 1960’s brick veneer house provided many challenges to retrofit to be more sustainable and energy efficient. We are located on the south side of a hill with a beautiful gumtree to our north (which we cant bare to chop down) and to start with we had no north facing windows. Since we bought the house in 2002 we’ve made heaps of changes – come and have a poke around!

We have a louvered pergola, 3.1kW grid connected solar PV system (half north facing, half west facing) provides as with power and Solarhart system for hot water. A 14,000 litre rainwater system is hooked up to whole property we also have a Greyflow greywater system.

We have a productive gardens with vegies, 20 productive trees/vines and chooks plus a water wise native garden. We have hot and cold composting, fridge worm farm and dog poo worm farm. Our garden was featured on Gardening Australia, episode 2 2013.

Recently we added a small studio space and a large outdoor deck area under a louvered pergola. Shady in summer, sunny in winter!

We will be talking on our favourite subjects during the day:

10.15am – Amy on home composting (yes, you can do it!)

11am and 2.30pm – Adam on fruit trees and fruit fly┬ácontrol

Please come and visit, we’ll have the billy boiling for a cuppa all day.

Gold coin donation with proceeds going to Hilton Harvest Community Garden.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Greywater system
      Drip irrigation
      Storage connected to
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Poly tank, wet system
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 14,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Whole house
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Woolen batts
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
    • Ceiling Type:
    • woolen batts
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • r2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • Ongoing retrofit
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 120m2
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
      Louvre windows
    • Universal Design Features
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Water wise plants
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Composting
      Native plants
      Chickens

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