Jenny’s House is a new, free-standing family home in a newly developed suburb with 150 square metres of floor space plus carport.

The block itself is narrow and north-facing, occupying 405sqm of land. It has four bedrooms (one of which doubles as a spare bedroom and study), two living spaces, and two bathrooms.

It is constructed very much on 'solar passive' principles, with northern light flooding through the large front living area and heating the exposed concrete floor at winter solstice, with minimal sunstrike on windows and floors at summer solstice.

The home was designed according to solar-passive principles. Modelling of the building's performance was conducted several times throughout the design-construction process.

When the project was completed the house's air leakage rate was tested and the installation of insulation inspected with a thermal camera.

The home achieves an EER of 8.2 stars, and an air-leakage rating of 3.3 air changes per hour at 50Pa.

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