sustainable architecture - sunshine coast

Winner - Living Smart Glossy Awards, 2013 “Excellence in Sustainable Building and Design” (Professional >$550K)

Shortlisted - RAIA Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards, 2013

Finalist in the 2012 BPN Sustainability Awards

Key features:

  • 8 star energy rating
  • low embodied energy materials - cypress pine framing, recycled timbers
  • highly insulated building envelope
  • designed for bushfire attacked level (BAL) 19
  • solar hot water
  • exports more than 6 times its power usage back to the grid
  • 11.4 kW solar panels on true north-facing roof for maximum efficiency
  • low E glass
  • recycled timber floors, feature walls and stair
  • low VOC materials and finishes throughout
  • light-weight construction built above flood level
  • 100% energy-efficient LED lighting
  • all appliances can be turned off at the wall to save significantly on stand-by power consumption
  • chickens and vegetable garden make the owners very self-reliant despite normal suburban block size