Sustainable homes recognised at HIA awards

25 September 2019

Beaumont Concepts' winning design.

A house with zero electricity costs might sound like a dream to many but for Victorian building company Beaumont Concepts and its family-of-four clients, it’s a reality that has just become an award-winner!

The company won the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home award. The awards recognise the best in sustainable housing.

The home in question is net energy positive, made possible by a 6kW solar PV system and battery energy storage. A 10,000-litre rainwater tank, low-VOC paints and locally-sourced materials round out the sustainable features of the stylish build.

The judges remarked: “The home integrates sustainable design and recycled materials with a close to zero energy efficiency result.”

The home also won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home partnered by JH Envirtech.

Other winners included:

Oliver Steele for Steele Associates NSW won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Professional for incorporating the best building practices and systems to deliver sustainable housing options.

Steele Associates also won the GreenSmart Multi Dwelling Development for its passivhaus apartments.

SJD Homes' winning design.

SJD Homes VIC won the Display/Project Home award for the Z-range net carbon display home designed to adapt to today’s housing market. It is easily replicated and affordable.

La Perouse Homes from the Northern Territory won the Renovation/Addition Project for converting an iconic Darwin home into a flowing, well ventilated dwelling fit for clever energy management.

Nulook Homes' winning design.

Nulook Homes and Solar Dwellings in Western Australia won the Custom Built Home which features adjustable shading, passive solar design and use of recycled building materials.

Aztek Constructions from NSW won the Energy Efficiency award for a solar passive home that optimises northern glazing, clever zoning, extensive insulation and cross ventilation resulting in near zero energy costs.

Aztek Roofing's winning design.

Ecoduct VIC won the GreenSmart Product award for the Ecoduct Low Profile Duct System, a light, durable system built with up to 50% recycled PVC.

Congratulating the winners, HIA managing director Graham Wolfe said the awards represented the latest in environmental design and building practices.

“HIA Australian GreenSmart Award winners and finalists are leading the way in sustainable building practices, including site management and energy saving techniques, to build comfortable homes for their clients. The awards recognise HIA members who build and design greener and more liveable homes.”