This carbon positive coastal home has achieved an impressive 10 star energy efficiency rating and produces more energy than it consumes. The home self-heats and cools, meaning zero utility bills for the occupants.
The home was a collaboration between Clare Cousins Architects and developer The Sociable Weaver and was built with a zero waste philosophy which resulted in just three rubbish bags of waste sent to landfill during the construction period. Now that’s impressive!
The 10 Star Home was built at The Cape, an eco village development in Cape Peterson, Victoria and is permanently open to the public as a display home.
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– 10 star energy efficiency rating
– Solar passive design and cross flow ventilation heat and cool the home
– Thermal mass industrial concrete floors to capture and radiate heat
– Under slab insulation
– FSC hardwood double glazed windows
– Bio-Phase Change Material (BioPCM) insulation in walls and ceilings
– 5 kW photovoltaic solar panels on the roof
– Built to follow Building Biology principles
– Non-toxic and natural sealants and paints
– Zero waste building philosophy
– Energy efficient LED lighting throughout
Built with a zero waste philosophy, healthy and non-toxic, carbon positive and 10 star, this is how houses should be built.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.