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2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home - Chatham Homes

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home - Chatham Homes

GreenSmart Display / Project Home

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

Winner: Chatham Homes - "Blackwood"

The stylish Blackwood design by Chatham Homes represents the benchmark of energy-efficient display homes. Located in the cold climate of Ballarat in Victoria, the family-friendly home achieves an exceptional 8.2-star NatHERS energy rating.

uPVC windows and doors were used throughout with triple-glazing chosen for superior resistance to thermal bridging. With unrivalled thermal comfort, the four-bedroom, all-electric, solar home pushes the boundaries to demonstrate quality, sustainable living.

Carefully considered materials have been used throughout the home, including low-allergen carpet, low-VOC wall paints, engineered timber floorboards, and no-VOC glues, grouts and membranes to ensure indoor air quality is optimal at all times.

The construction process was equally considered to align with GreenSmart principles, focusing on water conservation and recycling efforts. Runoff was controlled by a silt barrier, with temporary downpipes used to divert stormwater runoff. Building waste was carefully separated to minimise the impact on landfill.

This display home’s overall performance is a culmination of its outstanding thermal performance, design practicality, indoor air quality and cost effectiveness.


GreenSmart Display / Project Home finalists:

  • Hamlan Homes - "Cumberland 266"
  • Chatham Homes - "Arlington"
  • Arden Homes - "Milan 29"
  • Arden Homes - "Verona 40"
  • Beaumont Building Design- "Warreeny House"

GreenSmart Display / Project Home sponsor

GreenSmart Display / Project Home sponsor ARC