Energy efficient homes; designed and built to climate
When building an energy efficient home a primary consideration to take into account is the climate.  If we understand the climate and temperature variables, and design the home to take advantage of what nature provides us for free, we can create a home that provides us with comfort, passively.

Let’s take a look at the climate in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills:

Adelaide climate

Adelaide’s climate is typically cool winters and warm to hot summers.  

The long-term mean maximum temperature is around 22oC whilst the mean minimum temperature is around 12oC.

Adelaide Hills climate

The climate in the Adelaide Hills is similar to Adelaide; with typically cool winters and warm to hot summers; however the Hills tends to experience cooler winter temperatures and hence more extreme changes in temperature.