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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards

Kallista

Commendation Best Energy Efficient Design-Residential

Designer: Maxa Design Pty Ltd
Web: www.maxadesign.com.au
Builder: Owner/Builder
Photographer: Chris Neylon Photography
Location: Kallista, VIC

Designed to Passivhaus standards, this project adopts a unique response to energy efficiency, using its form to help produce a highly-efficient building, by using R6 insulation to the ceiling and the floor area. It also takes great care in closing any gaps within the building and then providing a way for condensation to escape the building via small apertures to the floor area in the external cladding. The passivhaus construction methodologies ensure not only a high level of occupant comfort, but an overall energy-efficient building that will stand the test of time.