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Title:The Garden With A Sustainable House | Garden House by Austin Maynard Architects

Andrew Maynard and Kevin Hui touring and discussing Garden House by Austin Maynard Architects where the preservation of the existing garden was the starting point of the design of this sustainable house. 🔔 Subscribe for our weekly content on architecture, education and architecture travel. 🙏 Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content 💻 Discord Channel: 👁 Other Austin Maynard Architects videos Rae Rae House Union House 🌏 Websites: Archimarathon Austin Maynard Architects 📷 Follow us on Instagram: Kevin Hui Andrew Maynard 📩 Contact Kevin: ♻️ More sustainability facts of Garden House - The house was designed with passive solar features built in. Most windows face North and have fixed awnings. The large North facing double height windows have external venetian blinds. This all works well with lots of passive heating in winter and the sun effectively blocked out in summer. - The house is double studded with double thickness wall insulation, underfloor insulation, an insulated concrete slab and double glazed windows with thermally broken aluminium frames. - The concrete slab was specified at 50% fly-ash content cement, making it much lower in embodied emissions than standard concrete. - The brickwork is all recycled brick - Major trees in the garden were left in place and the house built to accommodate them - The house can maintain 10-15 degree heat variation to outside for reasonable periods without active heating or cooling. - The house is all-electric with no connection to the gas network. Hot water, space heating and cooling, hydronic heating, pool heating - is all supplied by highly efficient heat pumps. Cooking is done on induction cooktops and electric fan-forced ovens (and a steam oven). - The house has 17kW of solar panels, facing North, East and West - to maximise solar output throughout the day. Way more than enough electricity than the house uses during Autumn, Summer and Spring and on sunny Winter days. They often produce over 100kWh of electricity/day - The house has 2 Tesla Powerwalls - that store 26kWh of electricity. In Autumn, Summer and Spring this is usually enough to power the house through the night - and the house effectively is self-powered. In fact, most days it would be self-powered and put excess electricity back into the grid. - The garage has 3-phase EV charging and regularly charges a Tesla Model 3. On a sunny day, the solar and battery capacity can easily accommodate charging the car - so effectively it runs for free. - The house is fully automated with Dynalite and Control4. Blinds, lights, fans and HVAC can be controlled from anywhere. - The hydronic heating runs off a Nest thermostat which automatically optimises usage - The house has heat recovery ventilation which is constantly bringing in fresh, filtered air at the same temperature of the interior of the house. - Water: 15,000 litres of water tank storage, stored under slab in garage. Tank water used to irrigate garden and for toilets - Zoning: The house can be zoned off into sections so that you only need to heat or cool the section of the house being used - Teleconferencing: The office is equipped with high-quality teleconferencing equipment, which reduces the need for travel - Bicycles: The house has a bicycle entrance leading to a bicycle storage area - this removes friction from making the decision whether to travel by bike and substantially cuts down on car use - Compost: We have installed a Hungry Bin which can get through 2kg of food waste / day removing the need to put food waste into land fill - Vege patch: Irrigated vege patches that grow most of the herbs that we use plus seasonal vegetables.


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