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Environmental Efficiency

Environmental Efficiency

Building resilient and building green can often go hand in hand, which is why One House also has many features designed for environmental efficiency. If you’re thinking about the things you can do, here’s some of the key considerations for your own reno or build:

  • A solar array on the roof with battery storage can help to reduce electricity bills and a reliance on the power grid. A key benefit here is that electricity from solar panels can be generated during the day, when solar gain is high, and then used at night, when the need for electricity is greatest in the home.
  • Solid block screens on windows to prevent excess heat from high solar gain. Operable and fixed mesh screens are also smart as they can reduce the amount of direct sunlight getting into the core of the home. This minimises the need for ‘active’ cooling (i.e. air conditioning) and the reliance on electricity for thermal comfort.
  • Vented, void space within the building envelope allows fresh air to be drawn through the building. This allows for passive ventilation and cooling. Operable vents in the interior also allows occupants to give hot air a chance to escape and to draw cool air into the centre of the home.

By taking steps to be more environmentally efficient within your home and property, you can help the planet and, hopefully, save some money on your utility bill!

The information is intended to be of a general nature only. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.

Environmental Efficiency

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Suncorp

DATE: 

April 7, 2022

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