Current at: 28 February 2012
Calypso Display Home – Newcastle
The Hunters reputation as a leader in environmentally responsible housing has once again been confirmed with the opening of the Hunters latest HIA GreenSmart House, the Calypso by Macquarie Designer Homes.
Using simple, easily-replicated GreenSmart principles, this stylish passive solar home seamlessly integrates sustainable features to address energy, water, materials, universal access and thermal performance concerns. The end result is a 6 star energy rated display home that goes beyond the mandated NSW BASIX requirements.
This high rating was achieved through a design that takes advantage of natural lighting, the prevailing winds and passive solar heating in winter. The home also incorporates a range of energy efficient products and materials, including effective insulation for the Newcastle climate, a solar hot water system, energy efficiency glazing and LED lighting throughout and a meter to track electricity use.
To assist in saving water the home also contains water efficient tap ware, shower roses and toilet cisterns and a 4000 litre rain water tank. Better indoor air quality is addressed with the use of low VOC paint and adhesives.
This display home addresses a broad range of sustainable criteria in a cost-effective manner, providing a project home that can deliver GreenSmart savings to future homeowners. HIA congratulates Macquarie Designer Homes on demonstrating how practical solutions can make a substantial improvement to the performance of a house without compromising on aesthetics.
Visit the Calypso at 432 Glebe Road, Hamilton South, the display home is open Friday to Monday from 10am until 4pm.
Call 02 4903 8266 or visit www.mdhs.com.au for further information.