A joint initiative between Alice Solar City and Desert Smart COOLmob, this private home had over 18 energy and water saving devices installed. Energy efficient measures included installation of an external skin and adjustable shading, solar hot water, solar power, LED lighting,energy efficient appliances and an LCD energy use display showing energy generation and consumption. You can read about these here.
Over 1300 people visited the house during the 12 regular Open Days since it orginally opened in September 2009. This project has now ended and there will be no more Open Days.
Self-guided tours gave visitors an insight into the latest energy and water saving technology. You can download a copy of the guide booklet here.
The Sustainable Living House project was designed to :
In early 2009 Alice Solar City in conjunction with Desert Smart COOLmob, went on the search for a household to become a public showcase for sustainable living.
More than 60 entries were received from the community with six being shortlisted before the final property was chosen. The owner occupier who owns the the Sustainable Living House purchased the property in 2007 and had been working to make the home more sustainable.
See our photo gallery of the house showing the transformation from a standard former housing commission house to the Sustainable Living House here.