Build with Passive House principles, the intent of this home is to achieve net-zero energy and enable the home owners to live with a very small ecological footprint.
The result is a 1200 SF super insulated Low-energy House, made largely from natural materials, incorporating solar hot water and PV electricity.
The remaining energy requirements (heating, electricity, hot water) will be generated by 4 solar panels (3 PV and 1 SHW) on the trellis and laminate PV on the curved roof.
The house is connected with the grid and will be net-metered.
-1200 SF heated area
-Open plan living, dining, kitchen, island/dining table combination
-3 bed rooms
-2 Bath rooms
-Curved steel roofs
-Trellis over deck for seasonal shading
-Timber frame structure
-Rainwater collection from the roofs to be used for toilet flushing and irrigation
-Bird sanctuary wind breaking bush on north side of house
-Maximized area for food producing garden on south side of house
Building components & Materials used:
-Wood structure: Timber frame skeleton and stick frame walls
-Rockwool and cellulose insulation
-Wood/lime plaster/steel siding
-Triple pane glazing
-95% efficiency HRV (Zehnder)
-PV and SHW solar panels
-Vapour open air barrier (SIGA majpel)