The Armstrong project was designed and built by Future Build Construction Property Development (FBCD) to be a self-sufficient, sustainable, healthy, liveable and energy positive home.
By being able to design and build an energy positive home, it enabled the architects achieve a better than net zero result for their clients.
FBCD also worked with triple bottom line philosophy, aiming to improve on environmental, economic and social sustainability, where and when they could throughout this project.
The home has been designed to minimise the need for auxiliary heating, with no requirement of any additional auxiliary cooling system. The utilisation of the natural breezes through careful design and orientation of windows and doors allows the home to be cooled sufficiently in the warmer months.
Having no access to town water it was imperative to be able to collect and store large amounts of rain water. This was done by installing a 135,000 litre rain water storage tank, where all of the homes roof water was diverted.
- Use of reclaimed materials
- Use of Low VOC products
- Creating a healthy home
- Fully self-sustainable home through
- Standalone solar power system
- Wood fired heater
- 135,000 litre rainwater storage tank
- Onsite sewage management system
- Simple solar passive design (rectangle floor plan on east west axis allowing 50% of the house full access to the Northern sun)
- Low maintenance and durable materials used
TOWARDS TOMORROW, 5 K/W STANDALONE SOLAR POWER SYSTEM WITH BACK UP DIESEL GENERATOR
HERITAGE TANKS, 135,000 LITRE
WINDOWS AND DOORS
TABERNER GLASS, ALUMINIUM FRAMED DOUBLE GLAZED