Molonglo Energy Efficient Homes?

By 4 November, 2012 34

I have heard that the Molonglo development has higher standards that guides home owners and builders to have a more energy efficient home through double glazing or using an insulated slab.

Is this correct?

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34 Responses to Molonglo Energy Efficient Homes?
#31
AsparagusSyndrome12:12 am, 21 Jan 13

poetix said :

Ok, what is a waffle pod? Sounds like something for breakfast.

(And if anyone does let me google that for you, I’ll spank them.)

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( Let me google that for you.
http://www.wafflepod.com/wafflepod/products/moreinfo.php )

#32
djk2:29 am, 21 Jan 13

Just wanted to clarify something stated in this thread, as there appears to be some mis-information out there (better late than never).

You don’t actually get given $5k for doing your landscaping. You pay a landscaping bond to LDA at settlement of your land (originally going to be $7 or 8k, but I believe reduced to $5k) and then if you complete your landscaping to their fairly stringent standards within the set timeframe, you get your own money back.

#33
poetix9:52 am, 21 Jan 13

AsparagusSyndrome said :

poetix said :

Ok, what is a waffle pod? Sounds like something for breakfast.

(And if anyone does let me google that for you, I’ll spank them.)

That’s a very kind offer, and I’m quite excited to accept. When can you start?

( Let me google that for you.
http://www.wafflepod.com/wafflepod/products/moreinfo.php )

Number 22 had already answered. Nicely. Your choice is asparagus or waffle.

#34
Solacecreations7:34 am, 13 Feb 13

Jethro said :

Solacecreations said :

Deref said :

Surely the single most important and most efficient element in energy efficiency is orientation. It would be simple and cost nothing to mandate northerly orientation for all buildings, but you never hear it discussed. I shudder to think what it must be like living in one of those many west-facing flats. Who in their right mind would buy one of those?

I believe that Wright has mostly west facing blocks and when the land planner was questioned, he had no reply! You are right, design is absolutely everything and costs the same as bad planning. I am glad someone noticed this little observation!

Or, they could just start building more rotating houses that allow the occupant to select the orientation to suit the temperature.

Did you see the rotating house at Crace on the Today Show this morning. What a great idea. I don’t think many of our standard blocks would be able to cope with this but I fully support the concept. I note they had aluminium windows in place though. They would have reached a better result with insulated frames like uPVC.

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