Grand Designs Australia

ECO-WARRIOR

Coombs couple Damien Lederer and wife Cristy Condon-Lederer had a dream to create the perfect light-filled home that was energy and thermally efficient. More specifically, they wanted a zero-net energy house that followed the principles established by the Passive House Institute.

Never heard of it? Let us lead you, Sherpa-like, through the basics of the German-based theory. As the only “internationally recognised performance-based energy standard in construction”, the principles of a passive house aim to minimise the

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