Eco Townhouses

Brighton   2004

The brief for these eco town houses was to reach a high-end, design-savvy market. Achievements in efficient use of space and energy allowed for approval of a fourth unit. Living spaces are located on the first floor and orientated north, maximising light and free energy provided by the sun. The roof form catches sea breezes. They are sucked into the building via theatrical light courts, providing natural cooling and ventilation. Underground tanks store water collected from roofs, reducing the reliance on mains water and relieving pressure on public stormwater systems. 

Sustainable Features

SOLAR HOT WATER
continuous RINNAI INFINITY

WATER COLLECTION
rainwater tanks 2 x10,000 litres shared over 4 homes Rainwater collected from all roof areas, and part of the paved areas.  It passes through a high volume filter, removing debri and fine matter.
Used for shared gardens, private gardens, toilet flushing and other outdoor water requirements (ie car washing)

INSULATION
Roof insulation: insulation blanket R1.5, polyester batts R2.0 r
wall and ceiling insulation: polyester batts R2.5

 

Builder

Shustin Developments

Materials

SHELL
concrete basement and ground floor slab condeck slab; brick veneer; Colorbond roof; party wall system from  – CSR Hebel panels

WINDOWS
Double-glazed, Nu-lite timber frame

FLOORS
Australian hardwood floors – Innovative Flooring; tiles – Moorabbin Tiles; Carpet World 100 % wool; external bluestone paving  – Condor Marble

APPLIANCES
Bathroom taps and fixtures – Zuccetti brand from Reece; kitchen appliances – Mieli from Bayside Bulk

FINISHES
paint – Efim Colors; render  – Michael and Son solid plastering

FITOUT
cabinets Kitchen &,bathroom  – A & E Franzie cabinets; all stone benches  – Condor Marble; shower screens and wardrobes   – Recency showers.