One year after its occupants moved in, the InsulLiving home in Burpengary, QLD has achieved a 9.5 star ‘real life’ energy rating.

Built with Bondor’s InsulWall and SolarSpan thermal building products, the system provides a complete insulation solution with few gaps for heat to escape or enter a house.

Independent assessors from Queensland University of Technology found the home, which featured structural insulated panels, provided a more consistent and reliable insulation quality for the building envelope, compared with other construction methods.

The house required far less cooling than the national average, and used 48 per cent less electricity than the average South-East Queensland home.