Eco Village

Green living for teachers in Broken Hill

 Teacher Housing proudly opened its first ever environmentally sustainable and flexible housing project in 2012. The development has been purpose-built for Broken Hill’s extreme climate, and for its unique school staffing demands.

The furnished development consists of six 4-bedroom houses that can be re-configured into independent one, two or three bedroom homes. These innovative and private residences meet the needs of families, couples and singles alike, with extended living areas to maximise indoor and outdoor recreation space. Well-considered design elements minimise impact on the environment.

This is an important pilot for future Teacher Housing projects of similar layout, energy and water design features. It allows for recurrent savings over time due to energy and water efficiencies.

The following paper Sustainable housing: relating occupant attitudes, satisfaction and environmental impact has been prepared by Professor Richard Hyde, from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, in support of a grant application. While the grant is yet to be confirmed, the pilot program was conducted in 2014-15. The findings from the pilot program are currently being analysed. 

 

 Teacher Housing Eco Village Brochure