The White House: a Light House 2020

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Location
O'Connor ACT 2602
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • 360 Building Solutions
    • Designer
    • Light House Architecture & Science

About The White House: a Light House

A fabulous new, all-electric, light filled home has been designed to be warm naturally in the winter. Keeping us warm in winter and cool in summer without having to rely so much on mechanical heating and cooling. Passive solar designed, this home is insulated and draught proofed to keep heat and coolth in the building. Windows have been positioned to provide plenty of natural daylight throughout the house, reducing the need to have lights on even on those darker winter days.

The PV system on the roof of this home generates far more electricity than we would need to use.

Designed by Light House Architecture and Science and built by 360 Building Solutions

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Honeycomb blinds
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Wafflepod
    • Floor Rating:
    • R0.8
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.4 STARS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 189m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish

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