Energy efficiency made in Austria

Austrian-supplied CLT building in Sydney awarded with Passivehouse certificate

© Advantage Austria
© Advantage Austria

As one of Australia’s first 25 passivehouses, a private home in Balgowlah in Northern Sydney is the latest example of the diverse usage possibilities of cross laminated timber (CLT). As some of the inventors of the building material, Austrian suppliers provide long-term experience to create cost-efficient and sustainable buildings. 

The cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure in Balgowlah was prefabricated offsite, including the stair and cut-outs for lighting, power and equipment, and installed in just 15 hours. Designed to the Passivehouse standard the thermal efficiency of the building is maximised and by using mass timber a significantly reduced carbon footprint was achieved. 

Designers Betti & Knut published interior and exterior pictures alongside a timelapse of the construction process on their website.