Eco Homes

eco homes


Our team of designers can prepare sun path studies which represent the sun's movement across the sky specific to your location. Shadow diagrams and video animation greatly assist with Council applications and solar passive design of your new home.

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Plantation Timber

Using renewable resources such as plantation timber pine for the structural framing of your home provides wide-ranging benefits for effectively reducing the process of climate change.

Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store the carbon. This carbon remains locked up in the wood even when used in the building of your home.

Powertruss Sustainability Statement :

POWERTRUSS is committed to supporting responsible and sustainable forestry. For all of our Structural Softwood, Solid Hardwood and Engineered Timbers, POWERTRUSS aims to source from suppliers that use AFS Chain of Custody Certified Timbers that are sourced from legal and sustainably managed sources.

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Solar Passive Design

Passive design techniques are an increasingly important consideration for residential designers and builders. The key principle of solar passive design is to create a thermally comfortable building with reduced demand on heating and air conditioning mechanical forms. The key items to consider are as follows:

  1. 1.  Orientation of House
  2. 2.  Building Envelope
  3. 3.  Thermal mass
  4. 4.  Insulation
  5. 5.  Ventilation and zoning
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Reducing Water Demand

Our design team provides clients with simple solutions to help reduce their water consumption in there in home. Conserving water through rainwater harvesting and choosing water efficient fixtures is a simple way of reducing water and energy bills. Whilst lessoning your household's impact on the environment.