Passive House

SYDNEY PASSIVE HOUSE

What Is Passive House

Passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. Sunnyland Projects specialise in building pre-equipped homes with Passive capabiltities for a maximum benefit.
 
Building a Passive House does not cost extra in the long term as there is no need to install a complex heating system. Finances saved are invested into essential Passive House Elements, the cost of which is quickly recouped within a few years of building completion.
Passive House

How Does It Work

Passive Houses incorporate five key design and construction elements, which work together to deliver superior thermal performance. These are:
 

Insulation: The walls, floor, and ceiling are wrapped in a continuous ‘blanket’ of insulation. This minimises heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter.

 

High Quality Glazing: To reduce heat transfer, windows are fitted with double glazing or low-emissivity glass.

 

Eliminate Thermal Bridges: 

Areas of the building shell that conduct heat or cold more quickly than the rest of the structure (such as where metal framing connects interior and exterior wall linings) can compromise your insulation performance. A passive house will be built to eliminate these thermal bridges.

 

Air Tightness: Passive Houses are built to be airtight: there are no draughts or air leakage. This helps maintain that constant indoor temperature.

 

Heat Recovery Ventilation: The airflow in and out of a passive house is controlled with a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system, which removes the stale air and replaces it with a constant supply of fresh, temperature-controlled, filtered air.

How Does It Work

Passive Houses incorporate five key design and construction elements, which work together to deliver superior thermal performance. These are:
 

Insulation: The walls, floor, and ceiling are wrapped in a continuous ‘blanket’ of insulation. This minimises heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter.

 

High Quality Glazing: To reduce heat transfer, windows are fitted with double glazing or low-emissivity glass.

 

Eliminate Thermal Bridges: 

Areas of the building shell that conduct heat or cold more quickly than the rest of the structure (such as where metal framing connects interior and exterior wall linings) can compromise your insulation performance. A passive house will be built to eliminate these thermal bridges.

 

Air Tightness: Passive Houses are built to be airtight: there are no draughts or air leakage. This helps maintain that constant indoor temperature.

 

Heat Recovery Ventilation: The airflow in and out of a passive house is controlled with a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system, which removes the stale air and replaces it with a constant supply of fresh, temperature-controlled, filtered air.

Who Can Build A Passive House?

SUNNYLAND PROJECTS CAN

 

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Building a Passive House requires specialist knowledge and skills and must be designed and built by certified tradespeople.

 

The building method is completely different from current Australian practices in terms of sealing against uncontrolled air leakage and optimising insulation. Passive Houses must also meet a range of stringent criteria and quality controls.

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Who Can Build A Passive House?

SUNNYLAND PROJECTS CAN

 

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Building a Passive House requires specialist knowledge and skills and must be designed and built by certified tradespeople.

 

The building method is completely different from current Australian practices in terms of sealing against uncontrolled air leakage and optimising insulation. Passive Houses must also meet a range of stringent criteria and quality controls.

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BUILDING PROCESS

Consultation

01

Initial consultation consists of a meeting between your our project manager and you. We meet with you to understand the block of land and your needs in a new home. We then prepare a comprehensive design and build budget including timelines, build program and design costs.

design & Cost

02

We develop a digital model of your home, then customise it according to your desires. We bring this to life visually so you can make changes before it’s built. We pay attention to every detail and pride ourselves on being the best custom home builder. Warranty program inclusive.

Material Selection

03

We prepare an accurate estimate (proposal) and contracts, as well as a realistic budget for the entire project, from knock down to handing over the keys.

 

 

moving forward

04

We finalise the design with you and move forward with the process. Following this, steps five and six run concurrently. We help you select finishes with our interior designers and partner showrooms.

 

 

Documentation

05

We finalise construction drawings, documentation and timelines, and manage the entire project approval process through a private certifier (CDC) or your local Council (DA).

 

 

Build & Handover

06

We take care of the demolition and all site preparation. Construction starts and we meet every month during the build. We value the safety of everyone involved in the project and follow strict protocols at every stage.

 

PASSIVE HOUSE BENEFITS

Building a Passive House requires specialist knowledge and skills and must be designed and built by certified tradespeople. The building method is completely different from current Australian practices in terms of sealing against uncontrolled air leakage and optimising insulation. Passive Houses must also meet a range of stringent criteria and quality controls.

COMFORT

Is comfortable to live in year-round, while using minimal artificial heating and cooling components.

COST

Costs very little to run.

HEALTH

Is healthier to live in, free of mould and dust.

FOOTPRINT

Dramatically reduces your environmental footprint.

Online Estimate

It takes less than 5 minutes to complete our online estimate.

Online Estimate

It takes less than 5 minutes to complete our online estimate.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...

Judy O'Sullivan
Judy O'Sullivan
Client - Completed Project
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I had the pleasure of dealing with Alen Mosolini who was the chief visionary in establishing the necessities in building my dream home. Highly recommended for anyone serious in consstructing custom & state of the art developments.
Alan D Robertson
Alan D Robertson
Client - Completed Project
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Our site Supervisor Alen did a great job of managing the project. As soon as one task was completed he had the next contractor on site. There was always activity and the House moved forward at a good pace. We are very happy with the end result and how Alen managed any issues that arose.
Olivia S
Olivia S
Client - Completed Project
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Sunnyland Projects have a good pre-construction customer service representative team. Alen Mosolini was very helpful, courteous and professional even under pressure.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...

Judy O'Sullivan
Judy O'Sullivan
Client - Completed Project
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I had the pleasure of dealing with Alen Mosolini who was the chief visionary in establishing the necessities in building my dream home. Highly recommended for anyone serious in consstructing custom & state of the art developments.
Alan D Robertson
Alan D Robertson
Client - Completed Project
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Our site Supervisor Alen did a great job of managing the project. As soon as one task was completed he had the next contractor on site. There was always activity and the House moved forward at a good pace. We are very happy with the end result and how Alen managed any issues that arose.
Olivia S
Olivia S
Client - Completed Project
Read More
Sunnyland Projects have a good pre-construction customer service representative team. Alen Mosolini was very helpful, courteous and professional even under pressure.
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