Townhouse – Christie walk 2021

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House Notes – Townhouse – Christie walk

3 storey townhouse (in a block of 4 townhouses) constructed of Hebel block, with internal rammed earth walls.

Set in a unique urban community of 27 dwellings. The Christie Walk development includes apartments, standalone strawbale houses, and townhouses. The sustainable design features of Christie Walk, include passive solar design, photovoltaic cells, solar hot water, composting, underground stormwater storage and shared spaces (meeting room, laundry, bike shelter, produce garden, roof garden). The development features community-focused built form, with gardens and pedestrian walkways running through the development.

Initiated by Urban Ecology Australia (UEA) in 1999 as a demonstration project, to promote nature and people friendly urban development by example, Christie Walk was completed in December 2006.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Underground
      Low flow shower heads
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 130kL
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • cement rainwater tanks
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 2 x 22000 litre tanks for 27 dwellings
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 4.4
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • 3.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 3.57
    • External Walls Type:
    • External Hebel walls
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • ~90m^2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Hebel blocks
      Rammed earth
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Louvre windows
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Bee hotels/friendly
      Bird-nesting boxes
      Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Frog friendly
      Green roof
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
Location
Adelaide SA 5000
    • Housing Type:
    • Townhouse
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • Urban Ecology Australia
    • Builder
    • NA
    • Designer
    • Ecopolis

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