North Beach Project

  • by Brian Guinan
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  • 2019-06-06 06:58:40
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  • International
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  • 1688 / EN
  • Building Type : Isolated or semi-detached house
  • Construction Year : 2018
  • Delivery year : 2018
  • Address 1 - street : 53B Sorrento Street 6020 NORTH BEACH , Other countries
  • Climate zone : [Csa] Interior Mediterranean - Mild with dry, hot summer.

  • Net Floor Area : 326 m2

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Certifications :

  • Primary energy need :
    25 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
A
51 à 90B
B
91 à 150C
C
151 à 230D
D
231 à 330E
E
331 à 450F
F
> 450G
G
Energy-intensive building

This truly indulgent 4 x 3 two-storey home is a modern design built to the world leading passive standards but crosses the boundary to where affordability and sustainability come together.This fabulous home is the only one of its kind in Western Australia and one of only two in all of Australia being CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE PLUS and was proudly completed in just under six months for under $2,090.00 sq/m

The construction of the home to Passive Plus Certification ensures the homes energy use is net positive, not just now but for many years into the future.

Passive House is currently the most widely used form of sustainable construction throughout the world when seeking scientific assurance that the building's performance will, in fact, perform as intended. Passive House is specifically tailored to generate information to ensure the buildings performance and energy use, focusing particular attention on thermal performance and heating & cooling loads. Designing the home through the Passive House Planning Package affords the design team and the homeowner endless opportunity to explore all options of design and orientation while still maximising the full performance and budget of the building.

Combining passive design with innovative construction methods modelled specifically for the Western Australian climate ensures this home is not only sustainable, has net positive energy use, low carbon footprint but most importantly maintains a healthy and ambient living environment for the homeowners for many years into the future.

This particular home also proves the versatility of building a passive home. The original design was conceived by the client with very minimal changes made by the design team. The home was then built to what the client thought was passive principles. It was only after the completion of the home that they were made aware that the home was indeed a Certified Passive Plus home. This is further proof that building ‘better’ does not need to be more difficult, just better understood and executed.  

With open-plan living, theatre room, raking ceilings and an elevated walkway between the upstairs bedrooms, this house embraces all the required elements of a passive home. Enjoy comfort and easy-living with perimeter bulk insulation,high-performance double-glazed windows, thermal bridge free construction,exceedingly high levels of air-tightness and heat recovery ventilation.

Upstairs, windows and doors to the northern and western elevations allow the sun in winter. And because this home expertly combines crucial elements in the passive house process, north facing skillion roof design is also incorporated for optimal PV panel installation.

The lower floor allows for easy open-plan living. Kitchen, living and dining areas effortlessly connect within the same floor space. The beautifully custom crafted kitchen with generous island bench and striking copper back-splash is the true heart of this home, offering comfort and quality.

See more details about this project

 https://ismart-bg.com.au/projects/north-beach/

Data reliability

Assessor

Photo credit

Nathan Sixsmith

Contractor

    Ismart Building Group

    brian.guinan@ismart-bg.com.au, Brian Guinan Director & Registered Builder, 5/82 Forsyth Street, O'Connor, WA 6163

Construction Manager

    Ismart Building Group

    brian.guinan@ismart-bg.com.au, Brian Guinan Director & Registered Builder 5/82 Forsyth Street, O'Connor WA 6163

Stakeholders

    Construction company

    Ismart Building Group

    brian.guinan@ismart-bg.com.au, Brian Guinan Director & Registered Builder 5/82 Forsyth Street, O'Connor WA 6163


    Certification company

    Grun Consulting

    Clare Parry clare.parry@grunconsultinng.com 0403-691-214

Contracting method

General Contractor

Owner approach of sustainability

Combining passive design with innovative construction methods modelled specifically for the Western Australian climate ensures this home is not only sustainable, has net positive energy use, low carbon footprint but most importantly maintains a healthy and ambient living environment for the homeowners for many years into the future.
This particular home also proves the versatility of building a passive home. The original design was conceived by the client with very minimal changes made by the design team. The home was then built to what the client thought was passive principles. It was only after the completion of the home that they were made aware that the home was indeed a Certified Passive Plus home. This is further proof that building ‘better’ does not need to be more difficult, just better understood and executed. 

Architectural description

With open-plan living, theatre room, raking ceilings and an elevated walkway between the upstairs bedrooms, this house embraces all the required elements of a passive home. Enjoy comfort and easy-living with perimeter bulk insulation,high-performance double-glazed windows, thermal bridge free construction,exceedingly high levels of air-tightness and heat recovery ventilation.


Upstairs, windows and doors to the northern and western elevations allow the sun in winter. And because this home expertly combines crucial elements in the passive house process, north facing skillion roof design is also incorporated for optimal PV panel installation.


The lower floor allows for easy open-plan living. Kitchen, living and dining areas effortlessly connect within the same floor space. The beautifully custom crafted kitchen with generous island bench and striking copper back-splash is the true heart of this home, offering comfort and quality.

If you had to do it again?

I would spend a little more time in the design stage to try and minimise the site decisions relating to servicing the structure while maintaining airtightness and Bulk thermal insulation considering Thermal bridge free construction.

Energy consumption

  • 25,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 48,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • Annual heating demand: 15 kWh /(m2a ) calculated according to PHPP
    Heating load: 13 W/m2
    Cooling load: 18 W/m2

    Primary energy consumption is calculated according to australian standard - Primary energy consumption according to PHPP is 68 kWh /(m2a )


    Generation of renewable energy: 79 kWh /(m2a ) based on the projected area
    Renewable energy demand (PER demand according to PHPP): 30 kWh /(m2a ) on heating installation, domestic hot water, household electricity and auxiliary electricity

Envelope performance

    Exterior wall: U-value = 0.42 W/(m2K) - Timber frame with mineral wool insulation
    Basement floor / floor slab: U-value = 6.7 W/(m2K) - Concrete slab on ground
    Roof: U-value = 0.183 W/(m2K) - Vaulted truss roof
    Frame: U w-value = 1.62 W/(m2K) - Kommerling, Gold C70 and UPVc Frame
    Glazing: U g-value = 1.37 W/(m2K) and g -value = 40 % - Viridian LightBridge Grey
    Entrance door: U d-value = 1.62 W/(m2K) - As above (glazing)

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Systems

    • Geothermal heat pump
    • Heat pump
    • Geothermal heat pump
    • compensated Air Handling Unit
    • Heat pump (geothermal)

    - Ventilation:
    Brink, Renovent Excellent 400 Plus

    - Heating installation:
    Split system

    - Domestic hot water:
    Heat Pump - Stiebel Eltron


    Generation of renewable energy: 79 kWh /(m2a ) based on the projected area
    Renewable energy demand (PER demand according to PHPP): 30 kWh /(m2a ) on heating installation, domestic hot water, household electricity and auxiliary electricity

Product

    C70 Gold

    Kömmerling

    Second œuvre / Menuiseries extérieures


    LightBridge Grey

    Viridian

    Second œuvre / Menuiseries extérieures


    Renovent Excellent 400 Plus

    Brink

    Génie climatique, électricité / Ventilation, rafraîchissement


    Heat pump

    Stiebel Eltron

    Génie climatique, électricité / Chauffage, eau chaude

Construction and exploitation costs

    $2,090.00 sq/m

Urban environment

The house is located in a dense residential neighborhood between a beach and several parks or natural reserves.

Parking spaces

Personal

Building Environmental Quality

  • indoor air quality and health
  • comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energies
Combining passive design with innovative construction methods modelled specifically for the Western Australian climate ensures this home is not only sustainable, has net positive energy use, low carbon footprint but most importantly maintains a healthy and ambient living environment for the homeowners for many years into the future.
This particular home also proves the versatility of building a passive home. The original design was conceived by the client with very minimal changes made by the design team. The home was then built to what the client thought was passive principles. It was only after the completion of the home that they were made aware that the home was indeed a Certified Passive Plus home. This is further proof that building ‘better’ does not need to be more difficult, just better understood and executed. 

With open-plan living, theatre room, raking ceilings and an elevated walkway between the upstairs bedrooms, this house embraces all the required elements of a passive home. Enjoy comfort and easy-living with perimeter bulk insulation,high-performance double-glazed windows, thermal bridge free construction,exceedingly high levels of air-tightness and heat recovery ventilation.

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    Director & Registered Builder


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