Since starting the Josh’s House adventure in 2012, Josh Byrne has shown us how simple and beneficial a more sustainable lifestyle can really be. During this journey the Josh’s House project has reinforced Josh’s belief that there is a better way we can design and build our homes for the benefit of our health, hip pockets and our future.
With his own home now built, Josh thought it would be a perfect time to see just how his place stacks up against other high performance homes around Australia. Called Josh’s House Star Performers, this latest video series follows Josh on a unique nationwide research tour that will bring together the best high performance volume market housing projects from around the country for the very first time.
You’ll find within each of the Star Performers pages new videos, tour photos, performance reports and links to the latest info about each of the Star Performer homes. Discover what is possible for the future of housing in Australia.
Industry misconceptions around high cost and poor market interest in energy efficient homes continue to obstruct the mass adoption of low carbon housing. Josh’s House demonstrates that low carbon housing is accessible and cost effective. The Star Performers series showcases how...Read more
A rapid review on green-rated office buildings, and their operational energy use, found that the conclusions of six studies ranged from the certified buildings performing worse, similarly or much better than the non-certified buildings in terms of energy usage intensity. Two...Read more
In response to feedback, high-income households can reduce their energy use to a larger degree than low-income households (17% vs 3% reduction). This and other insights were gained by two rapid reviews into research, both Australian and International, on digital services and...Read more
Join Josh as he discovers the joys and pitfalls of building his own home, as he delves a little deeper into the Australian Housing industry, and when he finds out just how much this project means to West Australians.
During the design and build phase of Josh’s House we thought it would be a good idea to share just how Josh’s House was built. So check out all the plans and designs below.Fact sheets were also prepared that discuss all the materials, techniques and technologies incorporated into Josh’s House.