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Beach Road Black Rock

Project:  Black Rock House


Client: StudioFour Architects


Category: Low Energy High End Residential


energy study

The design for this discerning client incorporates flexible living into the solidity of the concrete structure. As well as resolving the building fabric performance, which includes the ever difficult west facing view, a detailed energy performance study was completed. This included determining demand from HVAC, lighting and hotwater, and testing solutions, such as geothermal, solar PV, and HVAC zoning and temperature setting impacts. The result of this study was a summary of initiatives that could be used to get to net zero energy use,as well as the steps in between.