Highton Residence

The Highton Residence demonstrate the high level of sustainability that can be achieved in a higher density residential projects. In achieving this outcome, a contemporary design has provided highly liveable, comfortable and healthy dwelling.

Located in an established residential suburb of Geelong, this project demonstrates a high level of sustainability achieved on a tight suburban block where north faces a side boundary.

Energy
  • high efficiency gas boosted solar evacuated tube HWS with tempreature controllers
  • water recirculating pump
  • ceiling fans
  • hyper insulation – R 6.0 to roof, and R 2.5 to walls
  • extensive draft sealing
  • wood heater
  • ‘real time’ power monitor
  • 2.5kW photovoltaic grid interactive power system
  • high performance low e argon filled double glazed timber windows


Water Supply
  • 4 x 4500lt rainwater inground tanks with automated mains water backup and 1 x 2000lt above ground tank
  • grey water system


Materials
  • FSC certified timber window frames
  • extensive use of sustainable, recycled and low toxicity building materials
  • radially sawn silvertop ash timber shiplap cladding