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Callignee II Regeneration


Best Energy Efficient Design - Residential

Hamilton Design Pty Ltd
(03) 9707 1824
Chris Clarke
Alicia Taylor & Lifestyle Channel

Callignee II - Regeneration

A tremendous challenge presented itself here when the original dwelling suffered extensive damage in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. The embodied energy of the old home was reclaimed, and the thermal mass of the concrete slab and brick walls together with clever use of cross ventilation and sunlight capturing have all added to ensure this house not only sits within its environment, but in essence, becomes it.

Callignee II has total services independence. The rainwater is harvested, solar power is captured, and waste from the home goes into a biolytic blackwater system. Even the water tank pump is solar-powered. An in-slab hydronic heating system is fed by the solid fuel heater which helps heat the dwelling, whilst a combination of high performance glazing and louvers both assist in heat loss and gain where and when necessary.

This truly amazing creation proves that you can have your cake, and eat it too!