Carrathool Shire Council ESD Competition

High Commendations – Energy Smart Home Design Competition (2003) – Carrathool Shire Council

In 2003 Biscoe Wilson entered a competition to design an environmentally sustainable house for the Carrathool Shire Council in NSW. Biscoe Wilson Architect’s innovative house design received a commendation.

Linear north oriented planning was zoned to allow  4 bedrooms and living areas to face the north and prevailing breezes. A breezway separated living and bedroom areas and enhanced cross ventilation. The house included water harvesting, energy towers, insulation, ventilation control, recycling, vegetable gardens and home work centre.

  • Roof mounted photovoltaic cells and Solat Hot Water genetation
  • Rain water harvesting.
  • Natural lighting and ventilation 
  • Vegetable gardens and worm farm
  • Plan zoning to enhance occupant usage, promote cross ventilation.
  • Low embodied energy material selection.
  • Green Star Accredited-6 star

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