Our new homes are designed to make use of natural airflows and solar orientation to decrease the need for artificial heating and cooling.
We apply practices in our construction process such as:
- using materials that are suited to the local climate and weather, and have less impact on the environment
- working with local providers to source building materials, and landscaping supplies. This reduces the environmental impact of long-haul transport and helps build links with the local community
- ensuring outdoor areas within our developments are landscaped to complement native and local flora.
We recently completed two new homes in Townsville, Queensland which achieved seven star Building Energy ratings. The homes have optimum orientation and cross-ventilation, large eaves to provide protection from the sun, and use light-coloured external walls and Colorbond roofing. Both homes were also fitted with energy and water saving devices.
We are researching the construction of 'off the grid' houses.