Burnley - International

The world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house

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The Carbon Positive House is a small prefabricated and self-sufficient dwelling. Stretching over a surface area of 53 square meters, this house has a glazed veranda of 24 square meters, dubbed Sunroom. It enables a natural lightening of other living areas while preventing the penetration of the Australian scorching heat.

In the inside, the house features a living area fitted with a dining table and an open kitchen in addition to a bedroom equipped with diligently made furniture. To make it more hospitable, the architects designed a utility room and modular cabinets.


Concerning bioclimatic solutions, the architects of the Carbon Positive House opted for the installation of a green roof, a small vertical edible garden wall at the entry and in-ground cool tubes to help offering indoor cooling. The House is also equipped with thermal and photovoltaic solar panels in the roof enabling electricity provision and water heating as well a rain water recovery system.

An embankment isolates the bottom wall enabling a thermal insulation that is stable and optimal on the sides of the house. The walls and the in-ground are perfectly isolated to create an environment hermetically protected from external heat.

The interior and the furniture features FSC wood (Forest Stewardship Council) which offers a comfortable natural aura. This aspect was added in order to take the most of the floor space by eliminating vertical baffles. The small garden at the entrance purifies the air, insulates the house from sun rays and offers fresh edible food.

The Carbon Positive House cuts CO2 by 1,016 tonnes compared to conventionally built houses. Thus, the reduction in CO2 emissions represent the equivalent of planting 6,095, removing 267 cars from the roads and eliminating 31 million balloons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

The price tag of the house remains the only inconvenience as the production cost stands at $260,000. The Australian company, which has received the certification of eTool Platinum, said that the price remains lower than the cost of an autonomous conception of a dwelling offering the same advantages.


Bill McCorkell

Architecte et Managing Director

Troy Eiken

General Manager in charge of production

James Fielding

Architecte Designer


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Despite these efforts, by 2015, Australia has been accountable for 1.5% of the world’s green house gas emissions.





Source : Lenergieenquestions.fr




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