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SHD Tour 1: Wickham Street Ludmilla

SUNDAY 16 JUN 2024 | 9:15AM - 10AM

Private Home

12 Wickham St 0820

This tour will commence at 9.15am and will be guided by homeowner, Daly Kelly. 

Architectural Significance:

This home has been designed by Troppo Architects in Darwin. Troppo are renowned for their architectural contribution to the built environment of the NT. Their homes seamlessly blend innovative, climate-responsive design with sustainability and a deep connection to the natural environment. This house displays:
  • Passive Thermal Design: Utilization of building orientation, thermal mass, and natural ventilation to optimize thermal comfort and reduce reliance on mechanical heating and cooling systems
  • Biophilic Integration: Incorporation of biophilic design principles that enhance the connection between occupants and nature, promoting psychological well-being and environmental harmony.
  • Sustainable Material Use and Renewable Energy Integration: Implementation of sustainably sourced, low-embodied energy materials and integration of renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaic solar panels, to minimize the ecological footprint and promote energy independence.

Sustainability Aspects:

The design principles employed in this home align closely with modern sustainability goals:

  • Energy-Efficient Lighting: LED lighting (Mercator) for reduced energy consumption and long-lasting illumination.
  • Advanced Ceiling Fans: Features high-efficiency DC brushless motor fans (Haiku L-Series) for optimal airflow and energy savings.
  • Efficient Pool Pump: Includes a high-efficiency pool pump to minimize energy use while maintaining pool cleanliness.
  • Solar Hot Water System: Utilizes solar hot water to reduce reliance on traditional water heating methods and cut energy costs.
  • Powerful Solar PV System: 10kW solar photovoltaic system installed on the roof, generating approximately 33kWh per day to significantly lower electricity bills.
  • Eco-Friendly Dishwashing: Dishwashers directly plumbed into the hot water supply, enhancing energy efficiency by reducing the need for internal heating.
  • Smart Home Management: Fibaro management system installed in newer parts of the property for intelligent control and monitoring of energy usage.

Terms and Conditions for attending property: 

Please read through the House Rules and Terms and Conditions for attending homes on Sustainable House Day Darwin: 

Sustainable House Day Darwin Terms and Conditions - COOLmob


This is a private residence and parking is limited to street parking.

COOLmob encourage you to ride or walk to this property. 

Private Home
12 Wickham St
Ludmilla, NT 0820
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