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Technology plays a supporting role: essential but also secondary to the design and construction innovations. The house carries a traditional PV generation system coupled with a 7.2 kW/hour storage battery. Water and energy-saving appliances, LED lighting, geothermal augmented air-conditioning, and smart automation systems round out the package.
Fittingly, SHINKA translates to ‘evolution’. And that’s really what this amazing house represents. At every design and development stage, the focus was on delivering a home with broad consumer appeal, a home that’s attainable and replicable. Something that, in time, will effortlessly translate into the mass market.
‘Sekisui House has a stewardship of sustainability in all our products, whether it be land development, apartment projects or housing,’ Craig says. ‘We hope that in the future, when consumers are looking to build a new home, they are considering things like orientation and sustainability inclusions as essential criteria, along with things like the facade or interior cosmetic features.’
Following the sale of SHINKA House (it attracted 27 bids and sold for a suburb price record for Gledswood Hills), Sekisui House donated $50,000 to a local women’s shelter, Blue Wren House.
Craig D’Costa, executive general manager of Sekisui House Australia, says charitable activity is part of the company’s community-oriented philosophy.
‘Blue Wren House, Camden Women’s Shelter do amazing work to support women and children in times of need, and we thought a donation was a great way to express to the community the hard work they do, through the vehicle of SHINKA.’
Craig adds that the team at Blue Wren House were ‘over the moon’ to receive the funds, which will contribute to the operational costs at the shelter.
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