A new range of thermally efficient homes have been developed to help residents cut their energy bills in summer and winter.
AVID Property Group has developed the Tempo Living range which are designed for optimal solar orientation and built with extensive insulation for exceptional passive heating and cooling.
AVID development manager Queensland Peter Macleod said with energy prices rising, good thermal design was a priority for both cost-conscious home buyers and those looking to reduce their carbon footprints.
“Buyers across Queensland are becoming more energy-conscious, which is why developers and builders are innovating to meet the demand for sustainable housing,” Mr Macleod said.
“While many buyers don’t think of cold winters in Queensland, the temperatures in our Brentwood Forest community, where our Tempo Living homes are located, have been as low as 8 degrees this year already.
“That’s why these homes have been built with north-facing living areas, as much as possible, and with extensive insulation.
“They have a 6-star energy rating and all of them come with energy-efficient gas instantaneous hot water systems.”
A cost of living report from the RACQ found Queenslanders spend 26 per cent of their energy bills on heating and cooling.
“We have designed and constructed our Tempo Homes to help homeowners save on their energy bills,” Mr Macleod said.
“They are also affordable homes, great for cost-conscious first home buyers, and downsizers looking for a home they can just lock up and leave when they need.”