Josh’s House Design Factsheets
As the project rolls out, we have prepared loads of fact sheets that discuss all the materials, techniques and technologies incorporated into Josh’s House.
Download as many as you like.
Grey Water Ready Plumbing Fact Sheet
The greywater system plays a big part in the water efficiency of Josh’s House. This fact sheet covers:
- Greywater regulations
- Types of greywater systems
- Greywater ready plumbing
- The greywater systems installed in Josh’s House
- Indicative costs of greywater
Integrated Water Systems Fact Sheet
How we design and manage our water systems makes a massive impact on water savings. This fact sheet looks at:
- Rainwater harvesting
- Greywater reuse
- Bore water use
- Storm water use
- Water efficient plumbing & design
Josh’s House Self Guided Tour Map
Josh’s House sets out to prove that resource efficient homes can be built at a comparable cost and timeframe to regular houses. Check out all that Josh’s House has to offer in this Self Guided Tour Map.
Landscaping FAQs for Josh’s House
Josh is well known for his love of gardening so we thought we would provide some extra details on the Josh’s House landscape highlights.
- Gabion walls
- Are bores sustainable?
- Other water sensitive features
- Local food production systems
- Shading strategies
- Other plants
- Children’s play features
Solar Energy Fact Sheet
At Josh’s House, solar energy is being utilised in a number
of ways. This Solar Energy Fact Sheet covers:
- Solar passive design
- Natural day-lighting
- Photo-voltaic systems
- Solar hot water systems
- Performance monitoring
Solar Energy Storage Fact Sheet
The 8 kilowatt hour solar energy storage system combined with the 3 kilowatt solar panel arrangement means Josh’s House will only be using the grid for around 3% of its electricity needs . This fact sheet covers:
- Why install batteries?
- How the system works
- The research
Universal Access & Liveable Homes Fact Sheet
Sustainable housing design should also tackle issues such as social inclusiveness and design life. This fact sheet covers home design for people with mobility challenges, including:
- Walkway, doorway and hallway measurements
- Flush entry’s
- Toilet & shower accessibility
- Wall reinforcement
Waste Fact Sheet
Over half of all the waste produced in WA comes from the construction and demolition industry. On this fact sheet we cover the Josh’s House waste reduction strategy’s including:
- Pre-construction waste management
- On-site waste management activities
- Off-site waste management activities
Wall Types and Insulation Fact Sheet
Walls and insulation play a critical role in the thermal performance of a home. This fact sheet shows you the various types of insulation that was used in Josh’s House.
Windows and Glazing Fact Sheet
This fact sheet covers the key role that window location and glazing plays in the thermal performance of a house.
Window Furnishings Fact Sheet
Window treatments are a key factor in the thermal performance of a house with up to 40% of home heating and cooling energy lost via the windows. This fact sheet looks at:
- Solar Passive Design
- Choosing the right window furnishings
- Curtains – fabrics, fitting & design