Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Contact:
Cindy Siano

Email:
cindys@subiaco.wa.gov.au

Website:
http://www.subiacosustainable.com.au

Phone:
(08) 9237 9271

Fax:
(08) 9237 9200

Address:
2 Allora Ave (Cnr Tighe Street)
Subiaco WA 6008

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Contact:
City of Subiaco

Address:
241 Rokeby Road
Subiaco WA 6008

A Unique Project

The City of Subiaco has taken the initiative of planning and developing a project to demonstrate sustainable home building and design practices. The Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home was opened by the Premier, the Hon Geoff Galop MLA, on 18th March, 2004 and will be open to the public for two years after which time it will be sold.

The project is a partnership with three universities, three government departments, the local redevelopment authority and almost 40 businesses. It is the first of its kind in Western Australia and is the first sustainable demonstration home built specifically for public education.

Between March and December 2004, over 10, 600 visitors have been through the Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home and learned how easy it is to design homes that work with, not against, the environment.

Australia's Most Energy Efficient Design

The Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home is a remarkable example of how stylish, comfortable, affordable homes can be designed and constructed to use minimal resources such as energy and water. It demonstrates how homes can massively reduce their on-going costs, minimise their impact on the environment, and provide healthier surroundings for their occupants. Of 50 energy efficient designed homes around Australia tested by the CSIRO, the Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home was rated the most energy efficient design.

Features
The Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home demonstrates:


  • Environmentally friendly practices and building materials

  • Energy efficiency

  • Water efficiency

  • Low allergenic design and finishes

  • Adapability for universal access



All these features were incorporated into a stylish and affordable design.