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2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home - Crest Building Group

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home - Crest Building Group

GreenSmart Sustainable Home

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

Winner: Crest Building Group

With the owner’s vision to create a fully sustainable suburban habitat, this home brings together elements to produce a sanctuary in every sense. With a determined focus on solar passive design, sustainable material choices and building practices, and water and food security through the development of a permaculture environment, the multi-generational dwelling boasts a comfortable 9.3 star NatHERS rating.

To suit the sub-tropical climate and coastal location cross-flow ventilation is maximised. The central garden atrium draws breezes into the home from all directions. Combined with raked ceilings and high windows to allow warm air to escape, the home is comfortable even on the warmest Queensland days.

All materials were locally-sourced and carefully chosen for their sustainability, embodied energy value and longevity. Internally the home features burnished concrete floors for thermal mass, pine ply ceilings and cabinets, and custom sintered stone benchtops to provide a low voc, allergy-free environment.

This winning home is testament to the dedication of Crest Building Group, to the owner’s vision and to the future of thoughtful building and family living.


GreenSmart Sustainable Home finalists:

  • Ovens & King Builders – Highly commended
  • Artek Developments
  • MyStyle Homes (QLD)
  • Klemm Homes
  • Davies Design & Construction
  • Zuccoli Homes
  • HDR Building Services
  • 360 Building Solutions
  • Nulook Homes and Solar Dwellings

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