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2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home - Blue Eco Homes

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home - Blue Eco Homes

GreenSmart Home

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

Winner: Blue Eco Homes

Surrounding bushland inspired the smart design and material choices in this high functioning single-storey home. The design carefully considered the existing native bushland character and a desire to accentuate the natural landscape while capturing views.

The low impact, environmentally and ecologically considerate development effectively integrates architectural expression with sustainable building practices. The home boasts bushfire protection and prevention systems, and surpasses regulatory requirements.

The overall presence and bulk of the dwelling was reduced through the pavilion style alternating skillion roofs, as well as the positioning and scale of the glazing elements. The occupants are provided with a highly efficient and thermally comfortable environment through passive heating and cooling, solar power generation technologies and rainwater harvesting.

Informed by both thermal modelling and view considerations, the dwelling has a north-east to southwest orientation, allowing for the capturing and manipulation of northern sunlight while also providing amenity for effective cross ventilation and the framing of distinct views.

The deliberately designed external facades and fenestration scheme provide both excellent interior conditions while ensuring the maximum protection in the event of a bushfire.

The external walls allow for high levels of insulation, thermal mass and bushfire resistance. All windows are BAL 40 rated with shutters/screens over the windows and the roof structure where required. External cladding and features have been designed with the intention of reducing the possibility of ember lodgement.

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GreenSmart Home finalists:

  • Chatham Homes
  • Light House Architecture & Science and Edward Robert Builders

Major partner

GreenSmart Home sponsor

NatHERS
GreenSmart Home sponsor NatHERS