The launch of the Core 9 will coincide with the Cape Harvest Festival.

AUSTRALIA’S most sustainable residential project, The Cape, in Cape Paterson, will be launching two super sustainable homes that have eliminated their energy bills, as part
of the inaugural Cape Harvest Festival on
Sunday, March 11.
According to modelling by the Alternative Technology Association, these homes have eliminated their energy bills altogether and are expected to generate annual cash rebates of between $90 and $400 per annum for residents, compared the annual energy bills of $3000 per annum paid by the average Australian household.
Four of The Cape’s premium high comfort sustainable properties will open their doors to the public between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, including The Core 9 home designed by Beaumont Concepts and built by TS Constructions, the 8.7 star Dune 1 home by Adapt Design Group, as well as Victoria’s first Ten-Star home by The Sociable Weaver.
All homes have eliminated annual running costs through clever passive solar design, state of the art energy efficient fit out and solar power, and celebrate modern sustainable living in comfort, great design and affordability.
The Core 9 home, designed by Beaumont Concepts and built by TS Constructions, will open its doors for the first time to the general public, showcasing the latest in premium sustainable living.
The home features an amazing 9.1 star energy rating, including recycled reverse brick veneer, burnished concrete flooring, excellent shading, double glazing and insulation, led lights, heat pump heating and cooling, water efficient plumbing, a 6kw solar PV system, 4.8Kw battery storage, fibre optic NBN connection and electric vehicle charge points.
The home has many other innovative sustainable features too numerous to mention here, which create comfortable, low running cost, carbon neutral living, and places this super-efficient coastal home within the top 1 per cent of sustainable homes in Australia.
Designed and built by Adapt Design Group, Dune 1 was designed to fit into the ethos of ‘The Cape’ sustainable housing development.
The team behind this home has created an extremely energy efficient dwelling whilst keeping construction costs low.
Like Core 9, Dune 1 showcases all the fundamentals of best practice energy efficient design and construction – including good orientation, quality insulation, crossflow ventilation, double glazing, thermal mass and shading.
This 8.7 star, single-story, three-bedroom dwelling has many integrated sustainability features such as 7.5kW Solar Photovoltaic System, smart energy monitoring, a Sanden Eco Hot Water Heat Pump, Wels 4-Star taps throughout and much more.
The Cape Harvest Festival will be an opportunity to talk to the amazing builders behind some of the houses at The Cape, as well as participate in activities including a passata making workshop using some of the abundant tomatoes grown from the large community garden at The Cape.
The festival will feature local musical talent, and barista made coffee and refreshments for the public.
According to Brendan Condon, director, The Cape, each home built at The Cape celebrates clever and innovative design.
“All homes have the end objective of allowing residents to enjoy low running costs, great comfort and to deliver the ultimate sea and tree change experience here at Cape Paterson.
“The Cape is now widely recognised as a nation leading, common sense, sustainable living community.
“We are super excited to see these zero bill homes open to the public and congratulations to all of the builders and designers here in Bass Coast who have worked hard in creating homes of this calibre.
“To celebrate, our builders will be releasing a number of house and land packages on the day to the public.”

Event details
• When: Sunday, March 11, 10am to 4pm
• Where: The Cape, Periwinkle Place, Cape Paterson
• Contact: Brendan Condon, director, The Cape, 0412 198 974