Tim Adams, Principal at F2 Design will present at the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference 6 – 7 July 2015 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
Presentation Title: BDAV 10 Star Challenge – Rationale, Results and driving client expectations towards off-grid
Presentation Overview: The BDAV 10 Star Challenge was conceived by Tim Adams as an initiative at the commencement
of his term of BDAV President in October 2010. It has now had 4 successful years of encouraging
building designers/architects together with energy raters to carry out research and design
development into what it takes to arrive at fully passive dwellings in Australia that do not need
heating and cooling as defined by NatHERS energy Rating Tools.
Before floating the concept of the 10 Star Challenge, Tim designed a 3 bedroom family house in the
Melbourne climate that achieved 10 star performance to confirm that the goal, despite scepticism
from others, was even possible.
In 2012, ‘10 Star House Done Dirt Cheap’, submitted by F2 Design, was a judged a joint winner of
the multi-unit category. It is a simple, efficient and cost effective design that, as well as achieving
the holy grail of energy performance, provides maximum facility from a constructed volume.
Subsequent entries in 2013 and 2014 have been named as finalists.
Submissions to the Challenge by others have demonstrated ground breaking work including a
house design in 2013 that could be adapted to reach 10 stars in every state a territory capital
around the country.
The result of the program was never anticipated to cause a proliferation of 10 star houses, but it
was clearly envisaged that building design professionals who equipped themselves with the
knowledge of what it takes could then deliver 7, 8, and 9 star examples with ease at extremely cost
The research benefits coupled with recognition of living in ‘The House with No Bills’ (Renew ed 120)
has caused a growing number of F2 Design
About the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference
The Conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc, a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation and continues to support the improvement of the quality of life in our capitals and major regional cities. You are invited to join us as we continue our focus on healthy, sustainable, resilient cities as we address the Conference theme, Liveable Cities for the Future.
For more information on the Conference, please visit the website here.