It all starts before the design.
Healthy, sustainable and future‐proof

It may seem like building a healthy, sustainable home that is also comfortable is going to cost you more. But the truth is it doesn’t have to.The Greenest House method of building your home combines an intelligent building design to help you enjoy reduced running costs, increased comfort, a better quality of living and improved wellbeing.
Houses with more surface area are more susceptible to extreme climate conditions. Keeping your floor plan as square or compact as possible reduces the exposure to outside temperatures, helping reduce heat loss in colder climates, or unwanted heat gain during those hot summer days.
Exterior Colours
The external colours of the home will either absorb or reflect heat. Selecting colours on certain orientations can have a positive or negative effect on the themal efficiency.

If the home is in a cooler climate, darker external colours may be of more benefit as they absorb heat more than lighter colours. In hotter climates, light external colours may be a better choice as they are best at reflecting the heat away.
Solar Friendly Roof
As the world moves towards a carbon free future, solar friendly roofs will be paramount in delivering zero carbon homes. A good future-proof design considers the roof pitch, orientation and area to ensure there is enough space for solar panels to meet the future energy needs of the home.

If the photovoltaic system is not being installed during the build, provisions need to be made for easy installation of a solar system in the future.
Battery Storage
Battery storage smooths out the energy usage profile of a home. Combined with a solar (PV) system, a battery storage system can significantly reduce your monthly electricity bill. If battery storage is not a viable option, the house design should contain provisions for future battery storage options.A skilled thermal comfort assessor will be able to inform the designer in selecting the right type of insulation for the home.
Orientation - The Golden Rule
Building orientation determines the passive solar heat gain or heat loss of the home throughout the year. It is the golden design rule for potentially lower energy usage and increased comfort, and will continue to deliver benefits from the sun free of charge for the life of the home.
Ideally an alfresco should provide a space to enjoy and to connect us to the outdoors. Most commonly they are used to shade us from the sun, this is great on hot days but care should be taken not to have an alfresco that shades or blocks winter sun into the home. A clever design will enable the home to have both.This is some text inside of a div block.
Windows are a great way to connect us to our environment but care should be taken in the placement and amount of glass used in the home.

A single glazed window will lose 18 times as much heat as an equivalent amount of external insulated wall. The more glass that is added to the home, the more it will be susceptible to extreme outside temperatures.

Choosing high performance windows systems is one of the best ways to address excess thermal bridging and reduce living costs. A skilled thermal performance assessor will be able to recommend the best glazing system for the home’s needs.
Correctly chosen and installed, insulation will significantly reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain a comfortable temperature inside a home regardless of the weather outside.

Some types of insulation are good for keeping the heat in the home through winter and other types insulation are good for keeping the heat out in summer. Foil wrap provides the added benefit of minimising air infiltration and helps to contribute towards air tight construction.

A skilled thermal comfort assessor will be able to inform the designer in selecting the right type of insulation for the home.

We'll help you achieve a healthy, affordable, net zero carbon home

We get to know you, what your needs and wants are, and what’s important to you and your family. We look at where your home will be located, climate considerations and any potential challenges.

We help you communicate with your preferred design and build team about what is important to you, and how you can incorporate those features into your home.

We help you get the most out of where you want to live.
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Net zero-carbon homes, what are they?

A net zero carbon home is designed to produce enough renewable energy to offset the annual greenhouse gas emissions of its energy use, thus offsetting carbon emissions. Building with the Greenest House method will future proof your investment and be a home that you can enjoy for decades.

We'll work with you to achieve a liveable, cost effective net zero carbon home

At Greenest House we work together with you to design a home for your budget. You'll be surprised what's possible - from better home performance, smarter choice of materials and building designs that can work in your location.

We’re not here to sell you a house, we simply want to help you design and build a home that’s right for you,  we are with you for as much or as little of your journey as you’d like.

An affordable house, with minimal running costs? We’ve already helped people build that! We want to help you build one too.

Greenest House are helping build homes that go well beyond the 6-star standard. These homes incorporate the Greenest House core principles of livability which are: sustainability, health, comfort and connectivity, in an affordable way.

We want to help you to build the best home you’ve ever lived in.
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Find out how Greenest House created an an award winning zero-carbon home

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