Brett Mashado talks about his passive solar designed Energy Freedom home, in the lead up to Sustainable House Day.
BZE Technology Radio Show: 9 Sep 2016: Podcast:
Brett’s house features:
- 7.2 stars on the NatHERS rating
- Bondor construction
- Sanden heat pumps for hot water
- Heat pump hydronic heating, through skirting
- Very well sealed, with an air change rate of 2.05 per hour, which is equivalent to the best standards internationally (for naturally ventilated homes)
- NO GAS connection
- Induction cooktop
- 3kW PV system
- … and much more!
The site has no gas connection, and running costs are a fraction of their gas bill alone in their previous home.
Brett and Gilda Mashado and their three children have been living in their home in Mt Gambier SA and collecting energy usage data for almost one year.
He is planning to open his home for Sustainable House Day next year (He couldn’t, due to work commitments, for this Sunday 11 Sep. There are many other houses you can see so check out the website)
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is collecting one year of operating data on the whole house, as well as individual circuits, and analysing this for a report due out soon.
From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia