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September 2012

CSR House "Planetary Research Facility" that Looks Like a Conventional Home

CSR is making a major commitment to the industry and the environment with a new display facility on the outskirts of Sydney. The objective: to help builders build more efficiently and deliver a first-class modern home to meet the needs of a changing market. CSR has built CSR House, a residential building that looks like a conventional home but in some ways is more like a planetary research facility. It is a showcase for innovation in building materials and ideas about sustainability, with a network of sophisticated sensors that would do an intensive-care unit proud. CSR is partnering with the UNSW, CSIRO and a few other research organisations. The house is wired with about 120 sensors. From the ground up, the slab, the sub-slab, the walls, the internal walls, the floors – everything inside and outside the house is monitored to really understand the heat-flows in and out. CSR House was modelled in various specifications to achieve 5, 6, 7 and 8-star NatHERS performance. The house was modelled in both AccuRate and BersPro with similar results. The as-built construction of CSR House is 8.1 stars.

This means:

  •  75% less heating and cooling energy than the average Australian home (2.75 stars).
  • 45% less heating and cooling energy than the average six-star home.

CSR products used in the house includ; Monier SolarTile, PGH Pewter and Glazed Bricks, Designer Series Cladding, Hebel PowerFloor, Bradford SoundScreen, Viridian ThermoTech Low E Double Glazing Glass and Viridian VLam Hush internal partition glazing.

View videos of the house as it was being built.

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