As a livable silver level home, this dwelling is intended to demonstrate the minimum level of adaptability in contrast to the other dwellings in the complex. The home has been designed with multi-generational living for the young first-home buyer in mind and showcases industry best-practice for sustainable design.
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 2000lt 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) Silver Level focusing on the key structural and spatial elements that are critical to ensure future flexibility and adaptability of the home. LHA Silver level is based on the seven core livable housing design elements. Incorporating these features will avoid more costly home modifications if required at a later date.
The Dwelling works in concert 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.