Emerald

Materials

Recycled Brick
Weatherboard Cladding
Triple Glazed Windows
Passive House Certified Wrap System
Southern Blackbutt Timber Floor
Stone Benchtops
140mm Insulated Stud Walls
MHRV

Architects & Designers

Virtual Home Design

Passive Elements

Heat Recovery Ventilation
High-grade Insulation
House Orientation
Passive House Design
Triple glazed windows

Awards & Accreditations

MBAV Best Sustainable Home
Passive Haus
Passive House Certified

Passive efficiency

This certified Passive House tucked in Emerald hills was created to mirror the aesthetic of a traditional weatherboard cottage, whilst outperforming its design inspiration in every way. Using 140mm wall frames and deep floor joists, we were able to maximise thermal efficiency through the use of bulk insulation. A certified Passive House wrap system for air and weather tightness was used to achieve the .38ACH, putting us well below the minimum requirement for Passive House airtightness of .6ACH. This house is the first in Australia to be a certified Passive House with a wood-burning fireplace. Winning the award for MBAV’s Best Sustainable Home in 2018, this project is a real point of pride for Granted Constructions.

Next Projects