The Paddock Eco Village 2020

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Location
Castlemaine VIC 3450
    • Housing Type:
    • Development
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • FNG Group
    • Designer
    • Crosby Architects Castlemaine

About The Paddock Eco Village

Our vision is to create a new standard for sustainable living that fosters a sense of community and closer connection to nature. The Paddock will be a great place to live for people who enjoy a green lifestyle and wish to live in Castlemaine, one of Australia’s most vibrant, creative small cities.

Residents will enjoy high levels of comfort in customised, architect-designed homes in a peaceful bushland setting in Castlemaine, only 1.4 kilometres from the PO and railway station. The 27 homes, made from timber and some recycled brick, will range in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms and 85 to 125 square metres, apart from the private front and rear gardens. Homes will be highly energy efficient, with an average 8.1 star rating, which will not only keep running costs low but mean that each property produces more clean energy than it uses.

Around two-thirds of the total land will be dedicated to shared food gardens, orchards, wetlands, native gardens and car parking on the perimeter, close to the back of each house. This will result in a large central garden area that is safe, productive and peaceful.

Walking paths and tracks will connect the property with nearby bush and provide quick access to the centre of town, the train station (with regular services to Melbourne and Bendigo) and nearby schools.

The Paddock eco village offers an outstanding sustainable lifestyle close to the heart of one of Victoria’s most dynamic regional centres. It is being developed in accordance with the philosophy of the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous, inspiring standard for housing developments.

Stage 1 and Stage 2 complete. Stages 3 and 4 will be completed in 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.2 stars using NatHERS accredited software.

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:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 0.1kL
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
      Solar skylight
      Tubular skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Concrete
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 4kW per house plus mircrogrid
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • est. 5kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $1,500-$2,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 85-125m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Reverse Brick veneer
      Timber

    • Wall Materials
    • double brick walls and sound insulation in between walls
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Skylights
      Sun Tunnel/SolaTube
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

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