Homes have cool role in project

Homes have cool role in project
Homes have cool role in project

The residence is one of two properties for sale now as part of LandCorp’s Cool Earth Demonstration Project, with offers invited from $600,000.

The homes are positioned side-by-side in the highly successful The Vive development and are similar in size and layout, except one features new geoexchange technology while the other has a traditional airconditioning system to cool and heat the home.

Interested parties can also visit the dwellings on April 9 at 9 and 11 Flourish Way, from 10am to 2pm, during the open day to learn more about the project.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, double-garage houses have been built to full turn-key specification by Celebration Homes and are close to the beach, schools, shops and parks and built on the former Craigie High School site.

LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the study was the first of its kind to test open-loop ground-source heating against a standard airconditioner and had the potential to change how Perth homeowners built their homes in the future. “This technology is revolutionary in Perth’s residential environment,” Mr Marra said.

“It uses the relatively stable year-round temperature of groundwater, and the earth as a heatsink, to remove heat and as a heat source to provide heat.”

The two-year study, conducted by UWA, will monitor the effectiveness of the geoexchange system in Perth’s climate and results will be made available throughout the trial period.

Contact Phillip Grove at Grove Property Group on 0427 824 689 or visit www.landcorp.com.au/coolearth.