Sustainable Living

What Makes A Home, A Good Energy Home?

 ‘Good energy’ as defined by Psychology Today, is ‘a bundling of desirable attributes.’ And that’s what a ‘Good Energy’ home design is all about. And at Thrive, we’re all about building high-quality homes packed with the good stuff, at a price you can afford. Like the Aria 22 and Vibe 21, the first display homes in our energy saver range with 7-star ratings. Now, that’s good energy. But what other features besides multiple stars make a home, a good energy home? Glad you asked. We’ve broken it down for you, below.


Energy Efficiency

This is all about reducing the amount of energy required to do tasks like heating or cooling your home. You can make your home more energy-efficient by installing solar-powered panels that collect and store energy throughout the day, switching your lighting to LED downlights, or cleaning the lint from your dryer before every load. All of which help reduce the energy output of your home and can add up to a $1,000* per year saving on your energy bills. That’s worth the energy it took to read this far.


Water Efficiency

This all about reducing wastage by measuring the amount of water required for a particular purpose. Innovative solutions like a state-of-the-art 6 star instantaneous gas hot water systems – which only heat water when needed, or 5 star taps that only use 6L/min, are some of the best ways to achieve water efficiency. Luckily, we use both of these at Thrive.


Process Efficiency

This all starts with the materials. All of our homes are built using steel frames and the latest footing designs to ensure efficient construction and to reduce waste. Because every steel frame delivered to site is exactly to the drawings, wastage is minimal, especially when compared to building with timber. And, not only do you get a building site free from mountains of timber offcuts, the faster construction process means less manpower and less resource consumption for the overall build. Lastly, steel is 100% recyclable. In fact, steel is the most recycled material in the world! It can be melted down and re-used an infinite number of times.


With all of these features and more in a Thrive home design, you’ll feel good about choosing us to build your new home. In fact, you’ll have good energy buzzing through you. So, if you want an energy-efficient home, think Thrive Homes. It’s basic psychology.


*Based on an average families average energy consumption



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