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How Custom Home Builders On The Sunshine Coast Are Creating Energy Efficient Homes

How Custom Home Builders on the Sunshine Coast Are Creating Energy Efficient Homes

Eco Homes Australia is the Sunshine Coast’s leading custom home builder when it comes to innovative design, energy efficiency and sustainable building principles. Many Sunshine Coast home builders have boldly claimed their new homes as sustainable homes, ‘green’ or ‘eco’ homes. In many cases, these claims are simply a marketing ploy to capitalize on the current movement towards sustainable building methods and environmental or ‘green’ business principles. There are several ways our homes truly ARE energy efficient, and we are proud to present our reasons why:

Innovative design. Our building designs have floorplans designed to maximise natural airflow and sunlight, with a focus on an overall orientation to the northern sun.

Superior Insulation Properties. The Eco Panels that our homes are built from have an R-Value rating (R- Value being a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material) of 4.75, which is double the R-Value of a conventional build. This means our homes require less heating and cooling systems, saving you electricity costs and reducing your environmental impact!

Low-E Glass. Eco Homes Australia uses Low- E glass, or low emissivity glass in our homes. Low E  glass is comprised of a coating applied to the inside of the glass, which reflects heat back to its source so it helps your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  It also helps protect against UV fading of any furniture near the windows.

Low VOC Paint. Conventional building methods use timber treated with chemicals that can leach out over time creating a harmful and toxic living environment. At EHA we believe your home should be your sanctuary, therefore we include low VOC paint in our new homes. Low VOC paints are those that contain less “Volatile Organic Compounds” or VOC Solvents than traditional coatings. Not only are our homes healthier due to the low VOC paint, but our homes are timber- free, meaning less chemical emissions over time for you and your family.

Atriums. Our custom homes can include a show-stopping Atrium to feature in your new home built with Eco Homes Australia! The benefits of Atriums include plants to help purify the air; they invite nature in to blur the line between indoor and outdoor living; they utilize green via colour psychology to calm and enhance your living space, plus they elevate the overall look and feel of a home to mimic an Architecturally designed home! Contact us if you would like to discuss including an Atrium in your home design.

Smart Technology.  The Eco Homes in our Smart Home Series utilize smart technology like home automation, a tesla power wall, grey water harvesting for gardens, along with our many other features like water saving tapware, solar power, no thermal leaks, a heat pump for heating water, and high raked ceilings as standard.

So there you have it. Our Eco Homes are truly environmentally conscious with many defining characteristics that we believe makes us superior to conventional building methods. Plus our home designs are stylish, contemporary and open-plan, so you can live in a home that looks as good as it feels.

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