2022 Good Friday Appeal Charity Home

Published: 10 May 2022
two story white home with metal fence and yard in front 2022 Good Friday Appeal Charity Home (copyright Henley Arch Pty Ltd.)

Sustainability Victoria recently collaborated with Henley Homes to deliver the 2022 Good Friday Appeal Charity Home. By adhering to sustainable design principles, this modern double-story family home is 78% cheaper to run*, more comfortable to live in and kinder to the environment.

*Source: When compared to the same home modelled as a standard mixed-fuel 6-star NatHERS rated home using Sustainability Victoria’s Pilot Whole-of-Home Tool.

Snapshot

House design: Henley Vogue 34 with Northampton Facade

NatHERS energy rating: 7.1 stars

Energy efficiency achievement: High – Net Zero Emissions

Other features: Fully electric; heat recovery ventilation, 6kW solar PV system with 13.5kWh battery

Size: 257.3m24 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 living spaces.

Comfort, health, quality and savings

Energy-efficient homes are more than just better for the environment. By including energy efficiency features in your home, you can significantly reduce running costs, improve the quality of your home and ensure it more comfortable to live in all year round.

Comfort

More comfortable than a standard build

  • More consistent internal temperature; not too hot and not too cold.
  • Not draughty.
  • Quiet.
  • Full of natural light.

To learn more about the home and view the floor plan, visit Henley Homes and Villawood Properties Charity Home

Contributing features

  • Insulation: extra care was taken when insulation was installed, and thickness of insulation is above minimum standard, therefore reducing the transfer of heat. Additional insulation installed in internal wet area walls and between floors.
  • Draught seals: these have been installed on all windows and doors, and additional sealing was completed at the plaster stage, helping to minimise air leakage and uncomfortable draughts.
  • Orientation and shading: the home’s main living areas face north. This enables the home to take advantage of the winter sun, keeping these rooms light and bright. Shading helps to keep this home cool in summer while still allowing access to plenty of natural light.
  • Windows: high performance double-glazed low-E windows and sliding doors keep warm air in during winter and hot air out during summer, with up to 70% less heat loss. Double glazing also reduces external noise.
  • Appliances: a heat recovery ventilation system provides the home with a continuous supply of fresh clean air. It exchanges stale inside air with fresh filtered air from outside via a heat exchanger, helping to save energy and money on heating and cooling.
laminate brown wood floor in middle with white kitchen counter and three stools under, wood dining table with white chairs on the right, lounge space in distance with white sofa and sea rug with wood coffee table, windows on three sides The 2022 Good Friday Appeal Charity Home reflects the comfort, quality and energy efficiency of a Henley Vogue 34 home (Copyright Henley Arch Pty Ltd.)

Health

Promoting improved health and wellbeing

  • Reduced likelihood of mould and mildew.
  • A comfortable temperature inside the home promotes a better night’s sleep.
  • Healthier air.

Contributing features

  • Appliances: a heat recovery ventilation system provides this home with a continuous supply of fresh clean air, regulating humidity and reducing the risk of condensation and mould. Filtration helps to remove dust and pollution from the air, keeping your family healthy.
  • Insulation: extra care was taken when insulation was installed and thickness of insulation is above minimum standard, therefore reducing the transfer of heat.
  • Windows: double glazed windows reduce external noise.

Quality

Confidence that the house was constructed to meet the correct standards

  • Minimal insulation gaps, with verified insulation coverage of above 98% in the walls, floors and ceilings.
  • A verified air permeability rate of 7.7 m3/h/m2 @ 50Pa making it less draughty than a minimum standards home.

Contributing features

  • Extra sealing behind the walls: additional sealing treatments between the slab and frame, around the windows and fixed services for a more air-tight home.
  • As-built verification: this assessment has been conducted and passed to confirm insulation coverage and air-tightness meets or exceeds required standards. For more information, read The ins and outs of as-built verification.

Savings

More money in your pocket and less impact on the environment

  • Estimated annual dollar savings: $2,058.
  • Estimated annual energy savings: 66,890 MJ.
  • Estimated annual emissions savings: 7.39 tCO2-e.

Annual energy, utility and carbon emissions savings of 2022 Good Friday Appeal (GFA) Charity House

GFA House baseline (if it were a standard mixed fuel 6-star home without solar PV) GFA House (actual) 7.1-star – all electric with energy efficiency features and solar PV Savings [%]
Annual energy use 63,482 MJ -3397 MJ 105%
tCO2-e emitted p.a. 6.44 tCO2-e -0.95 tCO2-e 115%
Annual energy bill $2649 $591 78%

Annual energy, utility and carbon emissions savings of 2022 Good Friday Appeal Charity House when compared to the same home if it were mixed fuel and built to the minimum standards. This assessment was conducted using Sustainability Victoria’s Whole-of-Home Pilot Tool.

Contributing features

  • Above standard NatHERS rating: this home achieves a 7.1-star NatHERS rating; the current minimum is 6-stars. This rating was achieved through a combination of upgraded insulation, high performance glazing and selecting a floor plan suited to the block’s orientation.
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation: provides a continuous supply of fresh tempered air helping to reduce reliance on heating and cooling
  • Solar PV: enough solar PV to produce more energy than it uses over one year.
  • Battery Storage: A 13.5 kWh battery enables the home to use more of the energy generated on-site by the solar PV system
  • Energy-efficient appliances: all-electric energy-efficient appliances paired with solar PV ensures the offsets all emissions associated with its energy use.