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Kerikeri House - SOLAREI

Home Details

Land Area
1200 m2 m2
Building area
160 m2 m2
Year built
2 bedroom(s), 1 bathroom(s)
Two bedroom retirement house and separate garage are designed for optimised passive solar gain with a fully glazed northern elevation, privacy from surrounding neighbours and view. The main feature view of the house is a reinstated wetland which collects and cleans storm water run-off, this determined the location and passive solar orientation of the house.

Insulated, ground, polished and exposed aggregate concrete floors will capture and store the suns radiant energy. Bathrooms, storage and entry are located on the south side of the house, freeing up the northern aspect for solar gain.
The north and south elevations are designed around two key principles, optimised solar gain and ventilation. Locations of windows allow cool air to enter the house during summer and then exist via stack effect through top light windows. This keeps the house cool and comfortable.

The location and shape of the garage roof is designed to receive a 3.2 kW grid connected solar panel system.

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