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BEST PRACTICE PROJECTS - CLASS 1 DWELLINGS

Best practice projects include free standing dwellings, townhouses and apartment buildings.

Class 1 housing subdivisions

  1. The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine - 25 dwellings with average 8.5 energy star rating, 4kW Solar panels per dwelling, hot water from efficient heat pumps.

  2. Elmwood Wodonga - development of 130 town-houses with energy ratings ranging from 7 to 9 stars. By Lightwood Property and Construction Group.

  3. The Cape Sustainable Estate Cape Patterson - All homes must have minimum 7.5 star energy ratings (One 10 star home model is on offer). Also minimum 2.5kW PV panels per dwelling and 10kL water tanks. By Australian Ecosystems

  4. Mullum Creek Donvale - residential community with minimum 7.5 star energy ratings. By the Matthews Family. Excellent research and support materials are made available for free by the project team and developers on the project website. 

  5. DecoHousing Denmark WA - mix of 12 houses and apartments of energy ratings 8.5 - 9.2 stars. The buildings are made of Hempcrete masonry with excellent sustainability benefits. The project was designed as a sustainable co-housing project and included shared solar 49kW PV and battery storage, 180,000L rainwater storage, greywater treatment and re-use, a shared community house, workshop, communal vegetable beds, bee-keeping facilities and a planned orchard all 400m from the centre of Denmark, and the cost of the houses provided at the similar rate as project homes at $1800 per square meter (achieved by keeping the overall design simple, limiting the scheme to three floor plan options, a limited range of internal material options). As stated by one of the residents in Sanctuary magazines Spring 2019 edition, the incidental interactions with other community members, the playmates for children, and the feeling of community are the lifestyle benefits also come with this community.  

  6. Stamford Park Rowville - 190 standalone and semi-detached homes, townhouses and apartments. Average 7 star energy ratings. By Stockland.

  7. Heller St Brunswick - good community built around a park

  8. Aquarevo Lyndhurst - developed to reduce drinking water demand by 70%. Includes:​

    1. Water recycling plant treats water to class A standards.

    2. Rainwater collection - all tanks connected as one big network to allow sharing of water. Also treat rainwater to potable water standard via micron then UV filters, andheating above 60 degrees for hot water use.

    3. ​Stormwater benefits - Connected to the Bureau of Meteorology so gives advance notice of rainfall events and can run down the capacity of tanks. All tanks connected in a network. Helps manage peak flows. 460 tanks will reduce nuisance flooding.

    4. Minimum 3kW PV solar panels required on each house with Mondo Ubi monitoring device. 5kWh Sonnen batteries included from developer. 

    5. Low VOC emissions requirements

8. White Gum Valley - WA - One Planet Living Community

9. The Amble Girraween WA - Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 4kW solar panels on each house. 

10. SALT Torquay by Barwon Water - One Planet Living Community

  • All homes required to have a minimum 7.5 star residential energy efficiency rating, good ventilation, and energy and water monitoring and consumption data to feedback behavioural impacts

  • Innovative public storm water controls, household rainwater harvesting and reuse for toilet, laundry and garden irrigation, plus water efficient fittings to reduce mains (potable) water consumption per person by 30%.

  • Community powered by 100% renewable energy, with onsite solar panels to all housing and Barwon Water $5000 voucher to purchase battery storage

  • Electric vehicle charge infrastructure, car share platforms and onsite bicycle storage, with active travel linkages to amenities and co-working spaces

11. Sustainability Victoria Zero Net Carbon Homes pilot project with multiple builders including Metricon, Stockland, VCon Homes and Creation Homes, SJD Homes​

12. Yarrabilba Community Qld - Circular Economy Community by Lendlease. Circular economy in Energy, Water and Materials.

13. Ginninderry Belconnen ACT 

  • No gas - use reverse cycle heat pumps/aircon units for space heating, heat pumps for hot water, and induction cooktops for cooking. 

  • A Demand Management System is to be installed capable of home power management, smart meter connections and installed to manage the photovoltaic array, inverter and AC connection to the electrical distribution network. the hot water system, heating and cooling systems, lighting systems, security system, smart plugged devices. Eg the Reposit Power Demand Management System.

 
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BEST PRACTICE PROJECTS - CO-HOUSING

Co-housing Projects

  1. Stellulata Co-housing North Canberra 

  2. DecoHousing Denmark WA - mix of 12 houses and apartments of energy ratings 8.5 - 9.2 stars. The buildings are made of Hempcrete masonry with excellent sustainability benefits. The project was designed as a sustainable co-housing project and included shared solar 49kW PV and battery storage, 180,000L rainwater storage, greywater treatment and re-use, a shared community house, workshop, communal vegetable beds, bee-keeping facilities and a planned orchard all 400m from the centre of Denmark, and the cost of the houses provided at the similar rate as project homes at $1800 per square meter (achieved by keeping the overall design simple, limiting the scheme to three floor plan options, a limited range of internal material options). As stated by one of the residents in Sanctuary magazines Spring 2019 edition, the incidental interactions with other community members, the playmates for children, and the feeling of community are the lifestyle benefits also come with this community.  

  3. Heller St Brunswick - good community built around a park

  4. White Gum Valley - WA - One Planet Living Community

  5. WINC - Women in Co-housing

 
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BEST PRACTICE PROJECTS - APARTMENTS

Best practice projects include free standing dwellings, townhouses and apartment buildings.

Apartments

  1. The Fern - Redfern NSW - Passive House apartments

  2. GreenEdge - 9 star NatHERS energy rating for every apartment. Nine storey multi-residential Richmond. Developer Richmond Icon. Designer Armsby Architects.

  3. 752 High St Thornbury – Average of 8.3 stars NatHERS (min 7.7 max 9.2 stars). By Gardiner Architects.

  4. Artisan Apartments -   8 Star NatHERS energy rating apartments in Heidelberg. Designed by EME Design.

  5. The Commons - 8 star NatHERS energy rating apartments at 7-9 Florence St Brunswick. Designed by Breathe Architects. 

  6. Nightingale Apartments (repeated model - multiple developments) - minimum 7.5 star NatHERS energy rating apartments at 6 Florence St Brunswick,  72a Station St Fairfield, 209 Sydney Rd Brunswick, 29 Wood St Fremantle, Duckett St Brunswick (Nightingale Village - 7 apartment buildings), 55–63 Nicholson St Brunswick East. By various designers.

  7. The General - 7.5 star energy ratings with Building Integrated PV solar panels on balustrading – High St Northcote – by C.Kairouz Architects.

  8. Breese Street - 7.5 star NtHERS in Brunswick. By Milieu. Designed by DKO and Breathe Architects.

  9. Mosaic - 7-star NatHERS ratings in Dandenong. By Burbank. 

  10. WestWyck Ecovillage Brunswick

  11. The Stewart Collective Brunswick - 7.5 star NatHERS average, 100% fossil fuel free, EV chagin gcapable, Allume behind the meter energy sharing technology

12. Tullamore - Folia Apartment Building by Mirvac - Allume behind the meter energy solar distribution technology

 
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ROOFTOP PV AND BUILDING INTEGRATED PV (BIPV) PROJECTS

  1. See EnviroGroup case studies - EnviroGroup have done hundreds of commercial and residential installations and over 120 schools in Australia. Eg Beacon Hills (3rd largest in Aust)  may turn into micro-grid to allow their various installations to do more - control over inflow and outflow of energy to sell energy. Could on-sell energy. Be a power purchase agreement with retailer. Organisations or people could buy into their solar farm. Our contact is Brad McPherson Sales and KMarketing Manager
    brad.mcpherson@envirogroup.com.au  

  2. See Gippsland Solar case studies: Camberwell Grammer, Ivanhoe Grammer and Newhaven College Philip Island plus many more. 

  3. Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) Burwood - one of the pioneering schools in Australia to commit to 100% renewable electricity. This goal will be achieved through large-scale, on-campus solar PV system in conjunction with a power purchase agreement through commercial electricity retailer Flow Power, which will allow the College to source its power from grid-scale off-site wind and solar farms.

  4. Deakin Uni - microgrid power purchase agreement. Monash Uni discussions- virtual power plant can contribute to the distributed network. Use the revenue streams. Generator of renewables - connect in when seeking carbon neutrality.

  5. Kings School Sydney 1.65MW 

  6. Environmental Technology Solutions (ETS Projects) - BIPV instalaltions in Melbourne 

    1. The General apartments in Northcote - vertical panels as balcony balstrading, 5kW installation 

    2. Scotch College – Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science - skylights 20% transparency 

    3. Latrobe University bus shelters semi shaded roofing 29kW installation