From the Resene News – issue 4/2010
Eco aware - Tasman Bay hybrid home
With stunning views over Tasman Bay and Richmond hills, this architecturally designed house combines style, function and sustainable living.
The property is classed as hybrid because it generates its own electricity through rooftop PV panels (grid-connect system). Rainwater is collected, but the town supply can be accessed in times of excess need. The town sewage system is used, but grey water – from sinks, baths and showers – is recycled into an established underground irrigation system that waters your garden. During a time of rising prices, this home costs next to nothing to run.
The materials of note in this home include joinery manufactured from non-treated, sustainable Douglas Fir, walls insulated with wool for greater heat and inter-room insulation and low-e argon gas-filled double glazing windows. Inside, this home features energy efficient LED and fluorescent lighting and appliances, non-toxic low VOC Environmental Choice approved Resene paints, recycled eco architraves and skirting boards and sustainable bamboo flooring.
The four double bedroom home is finished in Resene Thorndon Cream (green edged neutral) variations inside with full, half and quarter strength combinations. Outside Resene Calm Green (green grey) and Resene Windblown Green (lichen green) from the Karen Walker collection provide a soothing introduction to the home. Resene Broadwall 3 in 1 was used to provide a level 5 finish to interior walls, topcoated in Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free in main living areas and SpaceCote Low Sheen in wet areas. Trims and joinery are in Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel.
Eco-conscious people who want it all can have it all with this home.
Building Contractor: Hybrid Homes & Living Ltd
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