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Hawthorn Sustainable Renovation

Sunpower Design Pty Ltd
(03) 9386 3700
Hawthorn Sustainable Renovation

The environmentally-aware clients wanted to renovate their semi-detached single-fronted Victorian home. Functional areas had to be rearranged, but the home had to also deliver outstanding environmental, occupant health, energy and water efficiency. The Judges felt this Hawthorn renovation was award-worthy as it is leading edge in its commitment to sustainable building technologies while focusing on creating a very pleasing aesthetic. The constraints on this site provided a challenge to the design team to make the building comply with heritage overlays, ResCode and, at the same time become a best practice example of sustainable technology. It is an exceptional result. This home was featured as a case study in the Australian Greenhouse Office’s tour called Moving To Mainstream in May this year. “The owners are delighted with the performance of the home and the sustainable systems in particular,” said Andreas Sederof of Sunpower Design. “Their quality of life has been dramatically increased by the renovation, both spatially and in enhanced comfort conditions.”