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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
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 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
In 2018 a major upgrade of the solar system was undertaken, along with the replacement of the original gas boosted solar hot water system with an electric heat pump, and the gas stove with an induction cooktop. A new 6.4kW solar array and 5kW hybrid inverter was installed to cover the additional load of these new appliances as well as an electric vehicle (EV). The battery was also replaced with a new, more efficient model.
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
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
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.
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