SUHOstudio House - April building monitoring figures
The Emily Street House was designed by the Sustainability House design team - SUHOstudio and completed in early 2015. It is a passive solar design that takes full advantage of northern facing aspect with good thermal mass and insulation. See case study here.
We installed a building monitoring system to track the indoor and outdoor temperature. From this we can see the number of days the internal temperature of the house sits within a very comfortable range - in fact the house has not gone below 19 degrees inside - even when the external temperature dropped to just shy of 6 degrees! This impressive performance is achieved partly by the thermal mass of the concrete slab and internal feature walls, aided by high insulation of the SIP walls, ceiling and double glazed windows. The house has no air-conditioning and we will be tracking the performance of the house through winter to see how our occupants fair. We reckon that the house is going to stay pretty comfortable - just look at the image below of the low winter sun penetrating deep into the building envelope.
Number of hours that the inside of the house has remained at a comfortable temperature. How would you like if your house was 22 degrees inside on a cold winter day without heating?
It will be interesting to see how well the internal temperature stays between 20 and 25 degrees over winter.
The winter sun penetrates deep into the main living space of the house.
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