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New residential design project for SUHO achieves 8 star energy efficiency rating

Sustainability House were engaged to produce concept design drawings for council planning approval for a proposed new residence, situated on one hectare in a primary production and agricultural zone. The brief was to design a family home that would enlist passive solar design techniques to deliver an efficient dwelling that minimises energy use and operational […]

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SUHO Studio announced the WINNER of the BDAV 10 Star Challenge

We are very excited to announce that our SUHOstudio design team have been awarded WINNERS of the BDAV 10 Star Challenge 2017! Congratulations to the other impressive finalists The Sociable Weaver and Melbourne Design Studios and to the Building Designers Association of Victoria for facilitating the competition. Promoting a change in the approach to our […]

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Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) Update

Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) Update – The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) is an assessment tool used by the majority of Melbournian councils in Victoria to assess sustainability credentials at planning stage of a development. It was designed specifically to support the SDAPP (Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process) to provide a consistent and streamlined […]

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Our New home in Melbourne - ‘practice what we preach’

Supporting our dedicated expansion into the Melbourne market, Sustainability House has recently purchased a new office space within the Victoria Harbour precinct of Docklands. Victoria Harbour has the highest concentration of Green Star buildings in the country, and our new office located at Suite 4.04, 838 Collins Street – the Lifestyle Working Collins Street building – is […]

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Pilbara Vernacular House

Sustainability House set up the post construction monitoring system for this project – Aida Leon from our team briefly explains the system at 6:54 in this video from Josh’s House – Star Performers. An exciting project – Watch the video below for more detail.

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SUHO appointed to WA Government specialist panel

SUHO are pleased to announce that we have been selected as part of the Government of Western Australia Department of Finance, Building Management and Works – Engineering and Building Specialists Panel 2014, for the provision of Environmentally Sustainable Design services. In being selected, SUHO will be able to have an influence on the exciting array of diverse […]

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Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)

Water Sensitive Urban Design is the integration of urban, site & building design with constructed elements that can provide on-site stormwater quality treatment and its re-use in the built form. Why is it important to treat Stormwater? The primary purpose of treating stormwater is to protect surface water and ground waters in our lakes and […]

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Winter Solstice Video — Passive Solar Design — SUHO

June the 21st – ‪‎winter solstice‬ – it was a short day and cold outside, but oh so warm inside with the ‪‎thermal mass‬ being heated up with the ‪‎natural‬‪ ‎free energy‬ from the sun. ‪‎Solar gain‬ on the slab and internal reverse brick veneer‬ wall coupled with good insulation all contribute to the ‪‎passive solar‬‪ ‎thermal design‬.

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Earthbag building in Nepal

At the beginning of 2016, Mark Clayton from our Adelaide office was involved in a project to build an earthquake resistant building in Nepal. He writes about this project in the latest The Owner Builder magazine – Read the full article here

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