Trentleck House 2019

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Location
Narracan VIC 3824
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • Baw Baw Sustainability Network

About Trentleck House

This family home is all electric with solar, wind and hydro power. We have a battery storage system so we can be off grid. Water is heated using solar power and wood fired hydronic heating for the home. Biogas generator and cooking. Energy efficient appliances and lighting has been used throughout the home to reduce running costs.

Fully insulated and draught proofed to keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer.

Water is collected and stored in large rainwater tanks and we have a blackwater system to recycle waste water.

We work on a paddock to plate philosophy with fruit, veggies, chooks, cattle and bees and also have alpacas for wool.

Join the BBSN Bus Tour to visit this and 3 other homes open for Sustainable House Day. Ticket includes tour’s, lunch and transport.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Evaporative
      Hydronic
      Solar hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
      Water heated by PV system
      Wood fire wetback
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Blackwater system
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Concrete tanks, plus plastic tank for gravity feed
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Doors
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Biogas
      Energy storage/battery
      Micro-hydro
      Solar PV grid connect
      Solar PV off-grid
      Wind
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $35,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 5
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours

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