Andrew Michler

Christie Walk is an Eco Urban Village in Australia

by , 09/17/10

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The building’s east-west orientation helps maintain a passively cooled and heated interior and energy consumption is complimented by solar hot water batch heaters and solar electric arrays throughout. Natural ventilation is enhanced by the vegetation draping the sunny North side. Roof top gardens and a lower vegetable garden are feed by collected rainwater which also supplies the toilets. The efficiency and renewables help the residences keep their energy consumption near half of average city dwellers.

+ Urban Ecology Australia

+ Ecopolis Architects

Via Sustainable Cities

photos © Aussie Kanck and Jane Manifold

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