SUSTAINABLE House Day is this Sunday, September 13.
More than 40 houses in Victoria are opening their doors to the public. Sustainable House Day provides a great opportunity for people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – these are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.
The display home at The Cape development in Cape Paterson will be open for Sustainable House Day.
The builder will be on site to discuss the features of the house, design principles for sustainable homes and how this has been integrated on a development-wide scale at The Cape.
The Cape display home is an 8.2-star energy efficient, all electric, double story home featuring very high levels of integrated sustainability.
It is the first of 220 homes to be built to this standard at The Cape housing project.
Sustainability has been incorporated into the house through good design, thoughtful material selection and use of electricity and water efficient fittings and appliances.
Resource conservation is also supported by supplementing the home’s electricity and water supplies via solar panels and rainwater harvesting tanks.
Passive solar design has been a key consideration for the builder.
The ability to take advantage of passive solar design has been incorporated into each of the home sites through the development.
Electric vehicles are also accommodated with dedicated charge points in the garage, again, charged with electricity generated via solar panels on the roof.
The garden has a selection of locally indigenous and drought-tolerant species which have been chosen for aesthetics and habitat value.
Raised wicking garden beds allow ergonomic food production with minimum effort.
The Cape display home is located on the corner of Wilsons Road and Seaward Drive, Cape Paterson and will be open from 10am to 4pm this Sunday.
For more information on the development, visit www.liveatthecape.com.au, see http://sustainablehouseday.com for more homes that will be open this Sunday.

The builders of The Cape will be there to explain how the home has reached 8.2-star energy efficiency.

The builders of The Cape will be there to explain how the home has reached 8.2-star energy efficiency.