Posted 1 December 2014 - 12:00am
Following on from his successful and highly awarded web video series and online project, Josh's House, Gardening Australia TV presenter and sustainability expert Josh Byrne presents a ground breaking new series: ‘Josh’s House Star Performers’.
This six part web series follows a groundbreaking national research tour that will bring together the best high performance housing projects from around the country for the very first time.
After visiting four of Australia’s most inspiring high performance homes in the first four episodes of Josh’s House STAR PERFORMERS, Josh now looks at an awesome large scale development.
In amongst typical suburbia, Adelaide’s Lochiel Park is a model green village based on high performance housing design guidelines. The 15 hectare site is a former TAFE college that was originally earmarked for a typical suburban housing development. Now the area is two thirds parkland with native species and storm water wetlands with 106 residences in a medium density lay-out. Every house has a minimum 7.5 Star NatHERS rating and was designed and built within strict energy and water efficiency guidelines.
The project was launched back in 2004 and since then they’ve been collecting the data, so Josh takes a look at the results and asks the question, if this development works and is affordable, then why aren’t we seeing more of them?
Josh’s House Star Performers looks to engage in a national conversation about the future of our housing and the demand for more energy efficient solutions while not forgetting the importance of designing homes that are comfortable, good for our health, hip pockets and our future.
Josh’s House is a project supported by the CRC for Low Carbon Living Ltd supported by the Cooperative Research Centres program, an Australian Government initiative.
For further information or interview requests please contact Darcy Hodgkinson on the details below.
About the project with the CRC for Low Carbon Living
Several living laboratories (energy efficient homes) across Australia have been designed to be economically mass produced by the construction industry. Information is being gathered on how the inhabitants behave in an energy efficient house and what energy and water savings can be made. The results of this project are broadcast via multiple channels and are being used by regulators, construction industry, property developers, government and the general public to assess the benefits, accessibility and cost savings of sustainable housing. Click here to learn more about the project.