Put simply; A star rating indicates how much artificial heating and cooling is required to maintain comfortable living conditions within the home i.e. Zero stars means the building shell does practically nothing to reduce the discomfort of hot or cold weather. Whereas, a 10 star home is unlikely to need any artificial cooling or heating.

Optimal star ratings, also known as thermal performance are achieved by clever design and construction. Refuge homes are proud to provide homes that thermally perform 30% more optimally than an average new home- keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter at considerably reduced cost.

The current building code requirement for residential dwellings is a 6 star energy rating. With Refuge Homes you can easily achieve at least an 8 star energy rating resulting in significant reduction of your energy costs.

Refugee Homes have gone to great lengths to maximize their care for the environment. Not only do the 8 star rated homes ensure that you reduce your energy consumption, they focus on increasing the sustainability of precious resources.

Concrete is the most dominant construction material in the world with approximately 5 billion tonne of concrete used annually. Refuge Homes preferred concrete supplier use an environmentally friendly product made from recycled materials without compromising strength and durability. The specifically designed concrete mix can be produced with a 28% reduction in co2 emissions compared with standard concrete mixes.

Compared with other building methods Refuge Homes are more accurately able to predict required materials i.e. less waste, less construction mess and less environmental hazards.

See Refuge Homes on stand G15 at the Build & Renovating Expo from 4 – 6 July, 2014 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. 

For more information, visit www.buildexpo.com.au