We are excited.

We just got the climate data from the International Passive House Institute for Tasmania.  That means that we can finalise the design for our to-be-certified passive house.  You can’t do it without the climate data.

It cost a few Euros.  Fair enough.  But now anybody who wants a certified passive house building in Tasmania can get one – using that very same data!

AND, our surveyor just completed a detailed – beautiful – survey of the land.  We asked him to map out the heights of trees and structures.  Now that’s a difference from many projects.  For a passive house you have to identify all obstructions to light.  That is, obstructions to the sun.  In a place like Tassie.  Why?

Because we want the sun to shine through the glass in winter, and warm up the house.

AND, I am going to Hobart next week, just booked flights.  I will meet up with a few people including the surveyor and a planner to walk over the site and see where houses might neatly sit.  Views are important.  Sun is important.  And we want to keep established trees where possible.

Stay tuned.

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