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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards

CORE 9

Winner Best Environmentally Sustainable Design-Residential

Designer: Beaumont Concepts
Web: www.beaumontconcepts.com.au
Builder: TS Constructions
Photographer: Warren Reed and Leo Edwards
Location: Cape Paterson, VIC

This project was a standout for this category. Combining passive solar design, operational energy efficiency, and by using locally-sourced construction materials, this house achieves a very low carbon footprint on a very low budget. Adopting passive solar design principles to achieve a very high energy rating, it also embraced active systems to provide for all the energy and living requirements. The design responds to global initiatives in downsizing the physical and carbon footprint of homes, and exemplifies smart design for small living.