GeoExchange Australia congratulates Eric Swanbury from Swanbury Penglase architects in Adelaide for their award winning Glen Osmond home.
The Glen Osmond home was the recipient of the 2010 AIA John S Chappell Award for Outstanding Residential Architecture and is a great example of an architect prepared to put their great ideas into their own home. The home perfectly illustrates the importance of a high level of passive design sustainability features complemented by active systems such as geoexchange heating and cooling. The end result is a reduction to 40 % of the energy used in a similar sized conventional home.
The WaterFurnace Envision ground source heat pump was selected for the project. It is the first heat pump to be certified with a COP (heating) of 5 and EER (cooling) of 30 so it was the natural fit for this award winning home. Buried beneath the front yard are the vertical boreholes that provide the hidden engine of this energy efficient geoexchange or geothermal heating and cooling system.
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