Paradigm Shift by Sustainability House has won the Building Designers Association of Victoria’s 10 Star Sustainable Design Challenge for 2017.
Designed for the Adelaide climate, the project was recognised for its versatility and adaptability for a growing family, its considered use of thermal mass, insulation and solar energy.
Estimated to cost less than $390,000 to build the home design features a 5kW solar PV system with battery storage, (no gas) and 12,000 litres of rain water storage for reuse.
Sustainability House director Jim Woolcock said the team was proud to design a home that was a “fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions”.
“Our work for the Paradigm Shift has shown that the inclusion of sustainable design at the concept stage can allow any new home or building to achieve this outcome,” said Mr Woolcock.
A commendation was also awarded to MAClaren Homes and Melbourne Design Studios for The Courtyard House, which was inspired by a real-world client brief for a four-bedroom home in Melbourne.
To be constructed this year, the judging panel said The Courtyard House was a beautiful benchmark of localised sustainable living that suits the Australian way of life.
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