Zero Net Carbon Home By Metricon
The Southern Star Group is proud to have been a part of Metricon’s new Zero Net Carbon Home.
Together with Sustainability Victoria’s Zero Net Carbon Homes program, Metricon has been looking at ways to make their homes more energy efficient. As a result of that collaboration, on Sunday 15 September, Metricon's first Zero Net Carbon display home was opened. The day of September 15th was selected as it was Sustainable House day. The Delta 29MR at Kaduna Park Estate in Officer, VIC, really lived up to all expectations.
A Zero Net Carbon home is one that has added features to ensure it produces as much renewable energy as it uses throughout a year. This leaves the occupants with a net zero energy bill and a carbon-free home. Zero Net Carbon means achieving a reduction of annual greenhouse gas emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount generated on site through renewable energy. In essence it’s a very planet-friendly home!
This four-bedroom home has a great family friendly layout and has been fitted with many energy-saving inclusions to reduce living costs while keeping comfort at a premium. One of the main elements of the energy saving is Southern Star Group’s Canterbury timber double lazed windows and doors.
Double glazed windows and doors are made using a double glazed unit. These units are made with two panes of glass that are separated by a layer of air or gas and then sealed. The two layers of glass separated by a gap act as insulation by reducing conduction. The use of a gas, most often argon, between the layers of glass is considered to be a better insulator than those with just a sealed pocket of air. Gases like argon, allow less heat to escape and less cold to enter because they have a higher density. These units are designed to provide an even better barrier against outside temperatures. All double-glazed products from Southern Star Windows and Canterbury Timber use the argon gas buffer.
Benefits of double glazing:
• Increases thermal efficiency
• Reduces power bills
• Harder to break and more secure
• Limits condensation, mould and dust
Timber has great insulating properties and, as such, Canterbury timber windows and doors are a valuable investment. Timber has a low thermal mass which simply put, will help your house stay cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. Its insulating properties mean timber doesn’t allow heat to escape in or out of it. So utilising timber with double glazing can really make an impact on your power bills all year round.
Combined, these two elements make this a perfect window and door choice for a Zero Net Carbon Home.
We look forward to supplying more windows and doors to energy efficient homes in the future, as home builders and owners focus more and more on the sustainability of their homes.
Please speak to our sales team if you want to discuss making your windows and doors more energy efficient.