As a livable platinum level home, this dwelling is intended to demonstrate how homes can be adapted to better accommodate aging in place or for people with higher mobility needs. The home also demonstrates industry best-practice for sustainable designs with all-electric and innovative use of materials and systems to deliver an environmentally friendly home.
Passive Design Principles feature:
- North Facing Orientation
- Shading Devices
- Permeable Surfaces
- Cross Flow Ventilation
- Light Roof Colour
- High Performance UPVC Double Glazing
- High level of Building Sealing or air tightness
- Capturing All Roof Water to 4000lt Rain water tank
- Gas Free Development
- Climate Wise Gardens
- Use of Recycled Materials
- Operable External Shading
- Heat Recovery System
- EV Charging Point
- Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters
- Water efficient fixtures
- PV Solar Array
- Battery Storage
Demonstrating the Livable Housing Australia (LHA) Platinum Livable design the home better accommodates aging in place and meets all 15 of the Livable Housing Australia design elements.
The Dwelling works together with the other two multi-unit dwellings as a multi generational design to allow a family to share common resources at different stages of their lives, increasing social interactions and minimising social isolation.
Use of Recycled Materials include Canberra Red Bricks sourced from old Canberra home knock downs. Recycled Component to the concrete slab using 30% fly ash in the mix and a recycled plastic pod form system in the slab instead of using Styrofoam pods.