Thinking of going green? These are the energy-efficient homes of 2017

first_imgThe Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The house is made from recycled timber, leftover cedar barn doors and feature bluestone panels and has passive solar heating.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoEco-Essence Homes, also from Queensland, won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home for its 8.5 star energy-efficient rated beach house, designed to incorporate passive heating and cooling principles by taking in breezes and natural sunlight. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Featuring a timeless facade and a 1960s feel, even the house’s low pitched roof imitates the white sails of a yacht.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is full of beautiful timber details, white quartz polished concrete floors and glass walls. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The award is the highest accolade at the HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards, recognising the best in environmentally-responsible housing. This is what $4.6m will get you The 10 worst postcodes for mortgage stress Parents competing with banks DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Queensland’s DJG Projects won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home for an impressive off-grid house controlled by smart automation in The Ecovillage at Currumbin sustainable community on the Gold Coast.A photovoltaic system runs the building management system, which offers real time data on energy and water usage. center_img The Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the award winners had reached the pinnacle of sustainable building practices and were leading the industry in providing comfortable homes for their clients. “Now more than ever consumers are looking for smarter ways to build and are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes for their comfort and long-term cost savings,” he said. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.And all products were purchased from local manufacturers — minimising transportation and, in turn, carbon emissions. The 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home was awarded to Victorian building company, The Sociable Weaver. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award for this home. Pic supplied by HIA.CARBON positive, zero waste, passive solar heating, off-grid — welcome to the sustainable homes of 2017.A modern take on the classic beach shack and a recycled timber retreat have taken out two of the nation’s top sustainable housing awards.The eco-friendly designs by two Gold Coast based companies featured in the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards, showcasing the very best of the builders making a difference to the environment.last_img read more

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