NewGen Solar goes to Cape Paterson for CPD
In our continuous and unwavering feat to learn more about energy efficiency and to further educate ourselves about technological advancements we headed to The Cape in Cape Paterson. The Cape is Australia’s truly sustainable residential project. This exciting development pushes the boundary of what it means to be sustainable and live with low environmental impact. In designing The Cape various aspects were highlighted. Energy efficient design, rainwater use, clean energy (renewables), community food garden, natural habitat preservation and rehabilitation and active lifestyle were the main design components.
The Continuing Professional Development saw the staffs of NewGen visit two display houses built by TS Constructions. These display homes have a minimum rating of 7.5 stars. All homes in The Cape will have to comply will the design guidelines to achieve the required star rating. Some of these guidelines include the accurate orientation of the home to maximise solar access to the dwellings, provision of landscaping, and the use of energy efficient appliances.
First Display home showcasing Sanden CO2 hot water heat pump, rainwater tank, Daikin US7
The energy efficient appliances that were installed includes Daikin’s US7 Split System AC and Sanden Eco Hot Water Heat Pump. Rainwater tanks and LED lights were also utilised. Each and every house at The Cape are required to have a minimum of 2.5 kilowatts of solar energy. The community will be capable of creating an annual surplus of clean energy, powered by the sun. Electric vehicle charge points are also available for residents who want them.
Sanden CO2 Hot water Heat Pump in 315L Tall
Sanden CO2 Hot water Heat Pump in 315L Short/Squat
The Cape exemplifies a modern community that values the surrounding environment and clean, low impact, sustainable lifestyle.