Hill End Ecohouse
Situated in Hill End, inner Brisbane, the Hill End Ecohouse is built from 80% recycled material – 95% of the salvaged material from the 19th Century house that originally occupied its narrow riverfront site was reused in the new build.
Additional materials were locally sourced and underwent rigorous assessment of their environmental, social and economic sustainability credentials. Water is collected and recycled on site, reducing dependence on town water supply and energy consumed in the house is offset by grid-connected solar panels.
The design maximises northern solar access, the spacious bedrooms and flexible living areas open onto beautiful outdoor spaces with lush plantings and edible gardens. Passive heating and cooling is achieved through thermal mass, appropriately designed sun shading, insulation, ventilated wall and roof cavities and cross-ventilation to rooms.
With sustainability at its core the Ecohouse holds a 6-star energy efficiency rating without sacrificing its aesthetic beauty.
Intergrain Timber Vision Residential Interior Award 2010
BPN Sustainability Award – Single Dwelling New 2010
Banksia Environmental Awards – Built Environment Finalist 2010
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