Property website RealEstate.com has reported that recent sharp hikes in energy bills are driving strong homebuyer interest in more affordable, energy efficient homes. This is good news for The Cape, which is leading the way as Victoria’s best designed energy efficient housing estate.
Annual energy bills per household are averaging at or above $3000 for Australian households. Speaking with property news group RealEstate.com, WPB Property Group executive chairman Greville Pabst believes sustainable lower running cost homes are the way of the future as the cost of living increases. “If you could demonstrate a house would save you money, I think people would pay for it. If the house could prove it could save $2000-$3000 in bills a year, buyers might calculate that over time and be prepared to pay an extra $30,000 for the eco-friendly house.” See link to the article here.
The Cape is placing our residents well ahead of the game, combining passive solar design, energy efficient fitout and solar power to build affordable homes that have running costs as low as $300 per annum, which is a tenth of the $3000 per annum national average energy costs for an Australian home.
Recent energy price hikes in electricity and gas are creating major headaches for householders across Victoria, making heating and cooling unaffordable for many. The Cape bill busting homes in contrast are harnessing simple passive solar design principles – good orientation, shading, double glazing, thermal mass and insulation, as well as new super efficient heating and cooling systems, and solar power, to put residents within striking distance of zero energy bills. This outstanding result is being achieved through the collaboration of local builders, architects and energy efficiency experts, and shows that it is now possible for new estates to build better performing houses that can free residents from the grind of ever increasing energy bills once and for all.
Project Director Brendan Condon said today “The rising cost of energy and the plummeting cost and improved performance of energy efficient appliances such as LED lights and Daiken 7 star split systems and solar power, now makes a new category of genuine bill busting homes possible for Victorians. These homes are comfortable in all conditions, require very little energy to heat and cool annually, produce more energy than they use and put Victorians within striking distance of zero energy bills. To encourage more Victorians to jump on board with super low cost living, our team are now making house designs and construction drawings fully downloadable for free on our website www.liveatthecape.com.au.
If you are interested in buying in to the Cape, contact PBE real estate on (03) 5674 8044 or visit the Sales Centre at Periwinkle Place Cape Paterson, any Saturday or Sunday between 12 noon and 4 PM