High Performance Homes in Millicent Penola

If you are looking to build a high performance home in Millicent Penola, then you are at the right place. We design and build high performance homes that help you cut utility costs while minimising your environmental footprint. Whether you are looking to reduce your power bills, reduce your carbon footprint, or create a comfortable, energy efficient, and healthy home, we have got you covered. At Passive House Adelaide, we have extensive experience in building high performance houses that are highly sustainable, energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing, just like your dream home should be.

Our high performance houses come with a long list of benefits that include but are not limited to:

  • Low on Maintenance
  • Energy Efficient
  • Fewer Utility Bills
  • Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
  • Reduced Environmental Footprint
  • Cost Effective
  • Highly Resilient
  • Lasts Longer
  • Sound Insulated

The Perks of Building a High Performance Home: Achieve Year-Round Comfort, Save Money on Your Energy Bills and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Our high performance homes provide a comfortable, healthy and safe environment for its occupants to live in. Over the years, we have helped our clients design and build high performance and ultra-low energy buildings. Choosing Passive House Adelaide will leave you with an energy-efficient home that is thermally efficient and airtight with a strong structure that can stand the test of time. Built along the principles from Passivhaus, our high performance houses offer an airtight structure, expertly installed thermal insulation, sufficient ventilation, excellent indoor air quality, and low heating and cooling demand per square metre. These buildings require very less energy in comparison to other conventional houses due to thermal efficiency and airtightness.

High performance homes are cool in summer, warm in winter and dry all year round. This means they offer a healthier environment due to a very low chance of damp and mould developing.  Properly installed thermal insulation and an airtight building envelope maintain the internal temperature without relying on cooling and heating systems.  We design and build high performance houses that offer cooling and heating related energy savings of up to 90% compared to conventional buildings and more than 75% in comparison with average new builds.

The high performance houses that we build can maintain the interior temperature far better than other homes. They offer a high level of comfort all year round. Special windows as well as an airtight and properly insulated building envelope keep the desired warmth in the house and undesirable heat out.

We build high performance houses that make efficient use of the sun and don’t depend on any mechanical method of heating. Our high performance homes don’t really need any conventional heating systems even during the coldest of winters. The ventilation and insulation solutions keep the home at a pleasant temperature during the winters. And during the summer months, these houses make use of passive cooling techniques like strategic shading to maintain a comfortable temperature. This minimises the costs of heating and cooling the home and helps you save money on your energy bills.

We take pride in building high performance houses that require very less energy to achieve and maintain an ambient temperature all year round. These houses are not heavily dependent on air conditioners, heaters and other mechanical methods to achieve this dry and ambient internal climate. Another major advantage of building a high performance house is that it can reduce your carbon footprint. Our high performance homes are energy efficient and require fewer carbon emissions over their lifetime to sustain compared to houses with poor thermal envelopes. These houses are designed with durable materials and they require very low maintenance over the course of time.

Features of Our High Performance Homes

Our aim is to build high performance homes that not only help reduce your carbon footprint and energy bills but also improve your health.

Some of the features of our high performance houses include:

  • High levels of insulation
  • Strong structural build
  • High-quality inclusions
  • Proper ventilation
  • Airtight construction
  • Minimal heating and cooling
  • Air leaks sealed between floors, walls and ceiling junctions
  • Low energy consumption appliances and lighting
  • Air leaks sealed from doors & windows
  • High-quality aesthetics
  • A ventilation system that is equipped with good heat retention
  • Specific glazing for windows and door types
  • Environmentally friendly, sustainable and high-quality, building materials
  • Air leaks sealed from floorboards
  • Good draught proofing
  • Lower heating costs
  • Lower cooling costs
  • Reduced energy bills

What Goes Into Designing and Building an Energy-Efficient Home?

We design and build high performance houses in compliance with the world’s most rigorous energy efficiency, comfort and sustainability standards for buildings. Airtight construction, effective insulation, sufficient ventilation, and passive solar gain are just some of the many modern techniques that we use to design and build high performance homes.

There are many design elements, construction techniques, and material choices available for creating an energy-efficient and high performing home. However, the core principles include:

  • Thermal Insulation: The right balance of thermal insulation to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. There should be sufficient insulation to provide a thermal barrier between the cooled and heated interior of your home and the external environment. This ensures that the internal comfort is stable regardless of the external conditions
  • Airtightness: One of the most important parts of an energy-efficient and high performing home is an airtight building envelope. This improves thermal comfort and gives you full control over your internal environment.
  • High-Performance Windows: The windows should be double or triple glazed with frames made of non-heat conductive materials to prevent heat transfer.
  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR): A MVHR unit totally replaces the air in your home with clean, fresh and filtered air every three hours. The ventilation system recovers heat while providing fresh filtered air. It retains 90% of indoor temperature.
  • Thermal Bridge Free Construction: Correct construction techniques to prevent unnecessary heat loss from thermal bridging.

Build Your High Performance Home Today

At Passive House Adelaide, we are here to help you design and build a highly energy-efficient home that you and your family will love. We can design and build your high performance home to any style of architecture you desire. You can rest assured that your home will be uniquely designed for you and your site. We follow the Passivhaus approach to make sure that every corner of our high performance homes are not only aesthetically pleasing but also built in compliance with the world’s most rigorous comfort, sustainability and energy efficiency standards for buildings. Our team will listen to your needs and work through options that match your specific requirements and preferences. We will help you every step of the way to make sure you achieve the results you are looking for.

Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions.