Mackie Road Neighbourhood House 2021

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House Notes – Mackie Road Neighbourhood House

Wellington Reserve Community Centre is a shared use space that has undertaken a recent sustainability upgrade. Improvements include: solar panel and battery storage, rain water harvesting to flush toilets and irrigate gardens, a biodiversity garden and lighting upgrades. The practical and affordable building improvements are part of ongoing education programs to better support the community in living more sustainable.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Shading

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Automated clerestory ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads

    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Automation/controls
      Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Reused garden material, rocks and furniture. Replas garden benches, garden supports and signage.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Copper pipes/fittings
      Rocks/stone

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R2.0 (90mm blanket insulation) R1.8 (50mm insulation blanket with sislation foil backing)
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.0 (80mm insulation batt)
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 10kW
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 1092m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Composite brick veneer and lightweight cladding
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Skylights

    • Window and Door Types
    • Automated airlock
    • Universal design accessability
    • Universal access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      Remote power open and close doors
      Rocker style light switches
      Self closers to all external doors
      Slip resistant flooring
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Biodiversity garden includes frog bog
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Water wise plants

    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Mulgrave VIC 3170
    • Housing Type:
    • Shared Community
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • Sustainable Monash

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