Davison Collaborative is a three-townhouse project in Brunswick, Victoria designed by Archier in collaboration with renowned Melbourne developer HIP V. HYPE.
The project is boldly targeting a minimal environmental rating of 8 stars using 100% clean, electric power and sonnenBatteries. HIP V. HYPE has selected the sonnen as its smart energy storage solution to power this highly anticipated project.
Each home will have a 4.5 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic panels and will be equipped with a 7.5 kWh sonnenBatterie. The sonnenBatterie is a smart energy storage solution and a source of clean affordable energy when you need it. When combined with a rooftop solar system, sonnenBatteries can cover on average of up to 80 percent of a households’ annual energy requirements. This will help homeowners gain energy independence by maximising their household’s utilisation of their solar generation.
Due for completion in October 2019, each home will contain three bedrooms, one car and considered circulation to ensure separation between public and private spaces - a key in maximising livability in higher density living.
In addition, Davison Collaborative aims to address one of the most inhibitive housing issues in Australia today – affordability. The project offers a new co-development model, also known as collaborative housing. This model allows for collaborators to come together and utilise the multi-disciplinary expertise of HIP V. HYPE to create better quality, more sustainable and more financially accessible townhouse style homes in inner urban locations where property prices are increasingly forcing people out of the market.
Some of the key sustainability features in the Davison Collaborative include: