Architectural Bureau Clare Cousin Architects together with the construction company Sosiable Weaver designed and built Australia’s first building with a “positive carbon balance.” Such an unusual feature means that it consumes in the process sveoy operation more carbon than it emits into the environment. This home received the top rating of “10 stars” for energy efficiency and unofficial name — “Dissatisfiedly house.”
At its creation were used passive solar strategy, which indoors all year round a comfortable temperature is maintained.
“10-star house” is located in the coastal area and permanently open to the public, including, as visual AIDS for students, future architects and builders of the company Sosiable Weaver.
Its builders took into account all aspects of the stringent requirements of the environment, ranging from building materials to linens. They even had to work with suppliers to reduce packaging size of delivered materials, and during construction all waste plasterboard and wood were recycled.
Source of electricity “Decatizing house” — roof mounted 5 kW solar panels. In order to avoid energy losses under the slab was laid insulation, installed concrete floors that retain heat, and double-glazed Windows. In the design of the interior was used only environmentally safe non-toxic materials – paint, wood, organic cotton.
In addition, according to the authors of the project, “Dissatisfiedly house” should inspire its inhabitants to the Union with nature, which next to it is a garden where you can grow fruits and vegetables for their own consumption. The house also features a “green switch” that turns off at night all appliances except the refrigerator.
Source — The Sociable Weaver