09 Jan '18, 11am

Low-impact Abbotsford Eco House uses recycled materials wherever possible in Melbourne

The Abbotsford Eco House was built largely from materials sourced from the original home on site as well as reclaimed materials taken from local second-hand shops. To minimize energy usage, First Angle placed the residence on a north-east orientation for optimized cross ventilation and solar access for natural heating. Concrete mass stone-clad walls and polished concrete floors throughout the home capture heat during the day and dissipate it at night. Hydronic heating installed in the insulated concrete floor slab complements the natural heating. The designers also take advantage of the stack effect to naturally cool the home in summer.

Full article: https://inhabitat.com/low-impact-abbotsford-eco-house-use...

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