December 22, 2011
Eco System Homes | Sustainable House Design Australia
Eco Systems Homes is an Australian business that provides complete eco home packages for people looking for a sustainable house design. They have done the research to take the guesswork out of eco friendly building. The team has researched the best eco friendly product options and combined them to create great eco friendly home designs. All their house designs have an energy efficiency rating of between 6 – 8 stars.
The building system they use means your home can be built in 10 weeks. By using steel post footings the house designs have less of an impact on the building site and mean they are appropriate for flat or sloping sites.
Cross ventilation, high ceilings and maximum use of indoor and outdoor space have been incorporated into all the Eco System Homes designs.
Some features of the range of eco home designs include:
- Solar hot water system.
- Home Solar Energy System
- Indoor/outdoor living spaces
- Energy efficient fluorescent and indirect lighting
- Energy efficient white goods
- Real time power monitoring
- Ceiling fans
- Modular steel frames (for easy transport and quick construction)
- Australian made whenever possible
- Rainwater tank that supplies laundry, toilet and garden water
- Water filtration
- Water wise toilet, taps and white goods
- On site sewerage treatment to fertilize native plants and low maintenance garden
Eco System Homes provide their eco friendly, sustainable home designs to accredited builders that they have trained and certified. The network of builders means an Eco System Home design can be built in many locations across Australia. They are also working with developers and builders across Australia to offer sustainable house and land packages using their eco home designs. One of these developments is Eumundi Glades in Queensland.
As well as tackling sustainable home design the Eco Systems Homes team is also encouraging a sense of community with front balconies being an important feature to promote neighbourhood interaction.
Their range of sustainable home designs have many optional extras, from grass pavers to chook pens and electric bikes.
To see more house designs check out the Eco System Homes website.
Here’s a clip of Jeff Hilditch explaining the Eco System Homes business at the Carbon Expo Australasia in 2009.