Having completed his own high-performance home, Josh sets out to see how his project stacks up against other high performance homes around Australia.

Star Performers follows Josh on a unique nationwide study tour that brings together the best energy efficient volume market housing projects from around the country for the very first time.

Produced in collaboration with Curtin University and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living , you’ll find below the videos, tour photos, performance reports and links to information about each of the Star Performer homes.

Enjoy the journey with Josh as he discovers what’s possible for the future of housing in Australia, prompting the question: Why aren’t more homes in Australia built like Josh’s House?

Star Performers

Zero Emission House – Melbourne

Nestled amongst every day suburbia in Melbourne’s north, the Australian Zero Emission House (AusZEH) is the CSIRO’s flagship housing project that brings together government and industry to demonstrate that zero emission housing is a reality now.

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CSR – Sydney

Located in Western Sydney, CSR House is an industry driven 8 star energy efficient rated research home that showcases how readily available products combined with intelligent design and correct specification can be used to provide greater energy efficiency in building.

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Innovation House – Townsville

Located in Townsville, northern Queensland, this Finlay Homes project was originally a ‘brand new display home jam packed with as many energy saving, green options and ideas we could find’. Now the house is a living laboratory to the builder and his family as they test drive their sustainable home built for the tropics.

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Pilbara Vernacular Demonstration House – Karratha

Situated in Western Australia’s arid north-west, the Pilbara Vernacular Demonstration House is the result of a design competition led by the Western Australian State Government’s development agency, Landcorp to demonstrate the climate and socially responsive design principles of the Pilbara Vernacular Handbook.

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Lochiel Park – Adelaide

Adelaide’s Lochiel Park is a model green village based on high performance housing design guidelines, incorporating a raft of best practice sustainable technologies at the urban development scale.

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