First Home? Make Your Home Sustainable
Australians are more dedicated than ever to incorporating sustainable practices into their everyday lives. Here at Hudson Homes, we discuss how to build an environmentally friendly home in Queensland and New South Wales and go through the considerations you need to make your home sustainable and energy efficient. We look at your house size, energy requirements, energy saving techniques, as well as some sustainable home solutions to help you save money.
How to Create a Sustainable Home
When considering how to create a sustainable home, builders will source
low-impact and high-performance materials from suppliers that offer efficient manufacturing, shipping, and installing. Hudson Homes is an Australian owned company that uses only quality products and tradespeople that we trust to ensure a sustainable household scheme.
Fundamentals of Sustainable House Building Australia
The fundamentals of sustainable house building Australia wide are location, size, and orientation. To get the most of Australia’s sunshine, houses are best built on an orientation that takes advantage of the maximum hours of sun. The use of materials is often dependent on whether you are building in a warm or a cold location. One of the largest factors in keeping your house at a desirable temperature is the size and layout. Small houses generally use less energy to keep them warm or cool them down. The general rule of sustainability is to only use what you need, and to not allow resources to go to waste.
Sustainable House Features to Consider
Here are some of the most sustainable house features to consider in your new eco sustainable homes.
- Large windows directed towards the morning light will absorb some of the sun’s heat during the day, warming your house naturally.
- 50% of your house’s heat or air conditioning is lost through standard single pane windows.
- Consider installing high performance or double-glazed windows to help insulate your home and prevent the air conditioning or heating from escaping.
- For your furniture, consider long-lasting, craftsman-made pieces that will endure and hold their value over a long period.
- Use recycled materials like renewable timber and consider repurposing quality antiques or older furniture.
Solar Powered Sustainable Houses
Energy efficient eco sustainable homes are a great way to save on energy and water use. Sustainable houses use solar panels to provide clean energy and water tanks to collect grey water. Additional options, such as a solar battery, will help to store unused power from your solar panels.
Sustainable Home Solutions to Save Money
The best sustainable home solutions will promote energy efficiency in your home. Ensuring that your new eco sustainable homes are fully insulated, opt for double glazed or high-performance windows. This will help keep your home’s heat or air-conditioning trapped within the house. Choosing energy efficient devices and LED light bulbs may also help to reduce your power costs. Conserving water, water-saving showerheads and using grey water from collected roof water, will assist in reducing your water bills. You can also check your state government website to see if you are eligible for rebates on a solar power or sustainable household scheme.
Hudson Homes builds quality eco sustainable homes with sustainability and energy efficiency at the forefront. Contact us online or call 1300 246 200 to build your dream sustainable home in New South Wales or Queensland.