Case study 8 – Paramatta

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Project Name: Paramatta

Building Type: Private House

Location: Near Montrose

Architect: Neil Sutherland Architects

Project: This house includes passive energy systems such as high thermal mass in the floor slab, together with extensive south facing glazing, highly insulated walls and roofs with airtight construction. It also includes low-energy technology systems such as wood fuel stoves, solar panels, turbines and photovoltaics. Solar energy is used to heat the house in two ways:

passively through the extensive glazing to the east, south (and west), and stored in the high thermal mass of the concrete floor slab; and actively in the solar panels to the roof, which connect to the domestic hot water tank.

Materials Featured: Scottish Douglas Fir, Scottish Spruce, Oriented Strand Board, Larch Cladding

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