SHOWCASING THE BENEFITS OF ACHIEVABLE SUSTAINABLE HOUSING THROUGH DEMONSTRATION AND INSPIRATION
After 20 years of renovating other people’s houses and gardens to demonstrate his sustainable design ideas, Josh Byrne (environmental scientist & Presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia) is undertaking his most ambitious house project yet – the design and construction of two 10 star energy efficient family homes in the Fremantle suburb of Hilton, Western Australia.
Tired of hearing that sustainable construction has to cost more, Josh and his colleagues want to prove that resource efficient homes can be built at comparable cost and timeframes to regular houses.
The homes will be thermally comfortable year round, without the need for air conditioning or additional heating. They will generate more electricity than they use, and will harvest and recycle water. In addition to private garden areas, a common productive garden will supply both houses with fresh food.
The video content for Josh's House is made by VAM MEDIA and directed by Brendan Hutchens.