Following on from Paul's presentation at Renew Magazines Bushfire Rebuild Webinar Paul's award winning house, The Dromhus will be featured in this summer's edition of Sanctuary Magazine. It will be out in all good newsagents soon!!
Sanctuary Magazine are featuring 8 Star rated dwellings and the Dromhus reaches a fantastic 8.1 for its thermal comfort and solar passive design. The Nathers assessment was done as part of a post occupancy evaluation and it produced results that reflect the real world experience of the occupiers. The bedrooms were placed to the Eat to be cooled that the living rooms. The media/snug was purposely over glazed for maximum winter solar gain. The individual star ratings of the rooms reflected these design specifics and the experience of living in the building matched these design intentions. The bedrooms are cool and comfortable for sleeping in all year round, in winder the snug and living areas are warmed by the sun and are very liveable. Only with heavy clouds and prolonged overcast days does the fire need to be lit.
To read more about the house follow the link here https://www.pddbuildingdesign.com.au/portfolio
If you are looking to design your own solar passive house please get in touch and we can help you realise the dream https://www.pddbuildingdesign.com.au/contact
Paul Dolphin, MLPM, Msc.
Accredited Building Designer
SustainAbility DesignTM Specialist
Chairperson of the Building Designers Association- Bega Valley & Shoalhaven Chapter