Considering the fact that houses consume 36 percent of the global energy pie, a 10 star rated home is pretty darned impressive. In order to achieve the feat, you need to have the right construction techniques and a bespoke wall and roof design. In fact, you may be surprised that the first 10 star energy efficient home in Adelaide is actually located at Woodforde.
The SUHO 10 Star Home is a showcase of smart and sustainable building practices. It uses the latest energy saving technology and innovative materials. It also has the requisite EV charge points and solar hot water.
The SUHO Studio has been at the forefront of sustainable building practice for fifteen years. The SUHO 10 Star Home is essentially a blueprint for future energy efficient housing in Australia. The home is also a model of how to maximise the use of passive design principles.
Its cleverly designed and implemented solar inverter, REACT 2 solar energy storage system, and TerraAC wallbox electric vehicle charger are the standout features. The home is designed to maintain a comfortable 18 to 26 degrees year round. A key component to this is the cross ventilation. This helps to improve air flow and reduce the usage of an air conditioning unit in the warmer months.
The 10 Star Home also has an edible garden. It uses a clever combination of organic waste from the construction process to create active compost. It is also the first of its kind to achieve a 10 star energy rating in South Australia.