Prefabricated modules will be fully built in the local facility, before being delivered to site, confirmed Ecoliv director Ash Beaumont, who added that by setting up a local construction facility in Byron Bay, rather than delivering from Victoria, the company would be able to pass on savings to local homeowners.
Guided by five key environmental goals, Ecoliv is focused on energy efficiency, water efficiency, natural and renewable materials, indoor environment quality and waste reduction via off-site prefabrication.
Ticking boxes: Ecoliv’s offer of strong design principles + sustainability is set to make inroads in the NSW market.
Homes are designed to achieve a minimum 7-star energy efficiency rating, and feature a modern, energy-efficient design based on solar passive principles, with a 1.8kw solar power system and 10,000 litre water tank as standard inclusions. There’s also the ability to easily upgrade to operate completely off the grid.
The intent behind Ecoliv’s home designs is to ensure that there is a seamless connection with the organic environment, while optimising the use of natural energy resources, through well-planned site orientation, passive heating and cooling, airflow control and natural light.■