Enviromentally friendly house design factors for Warm Temperate Climates
(Examples Perth, Adelaide Melbourne, Sydney)
* Low diurnal (day/night) temperature range near coast to high diurnal range inland.
* Four distinct seasons. Summer and winter can exceed human comfort range. Spring and autumn are ideal for human comfort.
* Mild to cool winters with low humidity.
* Hot to very hot summers with moderate humidity.
KEY DESIGN PURPOSES:
* Use passive solar principles.
* High thermal mass solutions are recommended.
* Use high insulation levels, especially to thermal mass.
* Maximise north facing walls & glazing, especially in living areas with passive solar access.
* Minimise all east & west glazing. Use adjustable shading.
* Use heavy drapes with sealed pelmets to insulate windows.
* Minimise external wall areas (especially E & W).
* Use cross ventilation & passive cooling in summer.
* Encourage convective ventilation and heat circulation.
* Site new homes for solar access, exposure to cooling breezes and protection from cold winds.
* Draught seal thoroughly and use entry airlocks
* No auxiliary heating or cooling is required in these climates with good design
* Use reflective insulation to keep out summer heat.
* Use bulk insulation to keep heat in during winter. Bulk insulate walls, ceilings and exposed floors.
Examples of Homes
Bayswater WA - Armada Street181.3 KB