Weston Passive House 2019

Address
Weston ACT 2611
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Builder
    • Brillyant Building
    • Designer
    • Habitech

With European heritage, the owners wanted a house that was warm and cosy like their old house in Germany. What they got was a soon-to-be certified passive house.

The house is a fine example of a comfortable efficient building that also looks good from many angles. It is a two story design that suits the block that slopes away steeply from the street. The house was built from structural insulated panels (SIPs) and features triple glazed European windows and doors and a whole house ventilation system with heat recovery.

Recently pressure tested, it was found to be 3 times tighter (0.2 ACH50) than the Passive House standard. In-slab hydronic heating and cooling is installed but so far haven’t been needed – the temperature in the house has not fallen below 21C.The owners moved in at the beginning of winter, though the house is still a work in progress.

The architect, passive house consultant, project manager, builder representative and owners will be onsite to chat and answer any questions you may have.

Designed by Habitech Systems and built by Brillyant Building

Triple glazed windows and heat recovery mechanical ventilation system supplied by Logikhaus

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.7 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat exchange ventilation system
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 4000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Awnings (external)
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • XPS foam board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R7.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R3.4
    • External Walls Type:
    • Insulated panel system
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 227m2
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Triple glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)