The Sagacious project is the first 10 Star rated house being built in South Australia. With the region’s extreme temperatures during the summer months, SA is the ideal testing ground for this environmentally friendly way of building. The project is aiming to showcase a more sustainable way of developing homes in Australia by using good design principles such as optimising house orientation, increasing insulation and installing double glazed windows.
To make sure the house is not just thermally, but also energy efficient, it will also feature solar panels and a solar water heater. The finished house will be monitored to test if it is able to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round without additional heating and cooling.