Australian Colonial Homes is committed to being at the forfront of technologically advanced and environmental inclusions, from smart wiring, use of recycled materials to fully automated home systems to rain water tanks, to energy efficient appliances and water saving devices.

Environmental design elements and aspects include:

Water Sensitive Design 

  • Landscaping with water wise plants, mulches, soil conditions
  • Utilisation of tanks to catch rainfall and to be used as grey-water facility to run external taps, toilets and laundry
  • Using AAA rated dual flush toilets, taps and showerheads

Solar Passive Design

  • Building orientation, with living areas facing north
  • Shading and protection of windows
  • Using appropriate building materials for thermal comfort
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation

Energy Supply

  • Installing energy efficient lighting, solar hot water
  • Using renewable energy sources
  • Energy efficient inclusions