Episode 5 | LOCATION: Adelaide PROJECT: Lochiel Park:
After visiting four of Australia’s most inspiring high performance homes in the first four episodes of Josh’s House Star Performers, Josh now looks at an awesome large scale development. In amongst typical suburbia, Adelaide’s Lochiel Park is a model green village based on high performance housing design guidelines. The 15 hectare site is a former TAFE college that was originally earmarked for a typical suburban housing development. Now the area is two thirds parkland with native species and storm water wetlands with 106 residences in a medium density lay-out. Every house has a minimum 7 and a half star NatHERS rating and was designed and built within strict energy and water efficiency guidelines.
The project was launched back in 2014 and since then they’ve been collecting the data, so Josh takes a look at the results and asks the question, if this development works and is affordable, then why aren’t we seeing more of them?