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Sustainability Awards – Huff’n’Puff Haus wins again!

Posted by admin on 03/02/2024 at 11:48 am

Envirotecture picked up THREE awards at the 2023 National Sustainability Awards!
(You can read about the other awards here and here)

Our Strawbale Passivhaus won the Single Dwelling New category! The finalists were all very worthy too, so it must’ve been a difficult decision for the judging panel!

Our NSW team attended the Sustainability Award Gala event in Sydney to collect the awards.

The judges said:

Huff’n’Puff Haus, crafted by Envirotecture, epitomises regenerative design in the tranquil setting of Ruffy, Victoria. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this home’s inner beauty lies in its genuine commitment to ethical responsibility, nurturing both people and planet.

The visionary clients sought an off-grid, self-sustaining haven, initially as a weekend retreat, which later became their permanent abode. They aspired to establish a hobby farm with goats, chickens, and bountiful gardens, embracing a self-sufficient lifestyle.

The project encountered multiple challenges, from optimising orientation in a region blessed with breathtaking 360-degree vistas to harmonising biophilic design with Passivhaus principles. The aim was to achieve off-grid status while ensuring comfort, sustainability, and resilience.

Sustainability is ingrained throughout this home. With strawbale construction, natural materials, and passive solar design, it generates more energy than it consumes through solar power, maintains a comfortable indoor environment, and minimises heating and cooling requirements.

We’re so grateful to our wonderful clients, and the whole team of consultants, contractors and more for embracing our shared goals for this home!

Check out this ward-winning home here, along with other examples of our projects across Australia. If sustainable-design and this regenerative approach resonate with you, please get in touch to let us know how we can help you!

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