Local Sustainable Home
This recognises excellences in sustainable building and energy efficiency.
Awarded to builder entries which achieve 82.5% of available points and are at least 65% above industry standard.
Behold, Canterbury’s first-ever Certified Passive House! This Fendalton home officially maintains a constant air temperature of between 20 and 25 degrees celsius – with no heating or cooling required. That means extremely low power bills and very little impact on the planet – despite a generous 347sqm footprint. The interior is open and spacious. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms serve modern family life with ease. The huge open-plan area is both a hive of activity and a space to relax. Inside flows out to wonderful alfresco living options. The swimming pool is a fantastic feature that’s sure to keep everyone entertained. The bright orange external feature wall is a lovely departure from the otherwise neutral palette. Splashes of aqua can be found in the entertainer’s kitchen. Equipped with solar panels and an inverter, this home works hard while its residents relax. A true power house, it sends any excess energy to the grid. Further eco-friendly features include hand-blown insulation, wide walls, energy-efficient windows and ventilation systems for clean, controlled air.