MAAP Sustainability

Sustainable Living Is Simpler When Living In A MAAP Sustainably Designed Home.

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MAAP House featured in
Sustainable House Day

The Cellito MAAP house featured in Sustainable House Day 2020. Recognised for energy efficiency, passive solar gain, water treatment, sustainable materials, and insulation.
Link to SHD Article

Recycle and Reuse

Extra MAAP panels can be reused on other MAAP buildings.
Alternatively all MAAP building parts can be stripped down and individual materials recycled. 

  1. Life Cycle Sustainability - is the evaluation of all environmental, social and economic impacts of a building throughout its entire life from construction to demolition. 'The Australian construction industry produced 20.4 mega tonnes of waste in 2017'
  2. Recycling - is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects, this concerns the end of a building's life cycle or during renovation or demolition. Only materials that are recyclable can be reused, all other materials end up in landfill and have a negative environmental impact.
  3. MAAP House Panels - are made using magnesium oxide boards on both internal and external walls that are both non-toxic and 100% recyclable in place of traditional plaster board and cladding. The internal framing is all lightweight steel which is also 100% recyclable. This is true for both wall and floor panels. Learn More
  4. Reuse - is when an entire building element can be used in a different location or serve a different function. This usually concerns the end of a building's life cycle or during renovation or demolition.
  5. MAAP House Panel Reuse - MAAP House Panels may be moved to 'adjust the layout' and used in another part of the house. This is a simple process of removing the unwanted panel, and installing it in a new location. This is not a full renovation but a 'Layout Adjustment'. Panels can also be reused from one project on another MAAP House project. Learn More
MAAP House hybrid panelised modular floorplan

Sustainable Living

Energy Efficient Homes include:
Minimal consumption. Passive solar design. Passive ventilation. Energy efficient windows and walls. A cool roof. Non-toxic building materials. 

  1. Sustainability - is making good use of natural resources so that people can continue to rely on their yields long into the future. 'NSW meets most of its demand for energy from non-renewable sources (about 94% in 2012–13), mainly coal, gas, and petroleum products.'
  2. Sustainable Living - also called 'earth harmony living'; describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce the use of the Earth's natural resources, and personal resources. A home built for sustainable living is one that creates less waste and needs less energy to provide life's necessities and keep the home at a comfortable temperature. Learn More
  3. Passive Solar Design - focuses on using the energy of the sun to heat and cool a home in place of powered heating and ventilation. It includes the orientation of the windows and doors in the home, the amount of shading over each opening, and the use of rising hot air currents within the house to draw in fresh air (passive ventilation).
  4. Energy Efficient Homes - have high quality (r value) insulation in all walls, floors and roof areas. The better insulation creates a thermal barrier between internal and external space, keeping homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Good insulation also impacts the amount of energy used for heating or cooling as internal spaces stay at comfortable temperatures for longer.
  5. The Cool Roof - Cool roofs are both well insulated and are highly reflective. Much of the heat from the sun is reflected away from the roof instead of being absorbed into the house. Learn More
  6. Non-Toxic Materials - Many building materials contain toxic elements including formaldehyde glues, paint oils and other toxic substances. These are known to be unhealthy in large doses, MAAP House prioritises non-toxic materials and paints in our buildings.
  7. Get inspired by over 40 custom MAAP floor plans available on our MAAP Inspiration page

Carbon Footprint

Our steel frames and components have a low carbon footprint.
'Steel is 100% recyclable without loss of quality, it's combination of strength, recyclability, availability, versatility and affordability makes steel unique'

  1. Carbon Footprint - is the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by a building over its entire lifecycle. It includes the emissions caused during the production of construction materials, during the construction process, during the active use of the building and finally during the demolition process.
  2. Materials - each material has a different carbon footprint depending on is production processes and its recyclability.
  3. Steel - has a very low carbon footprint as it is 100% recyclable and takes comparably little energy to produce and recycle.
  4. Magnesium Oxide Board - made of 45% waste recycled oxide, this material has a much lower carbon footprint compared to plasterboard and cement products.
  5. MAAP House - prioritises materials and processes that leave a minimal carbon footprint, they are designed to take full advantage of the environment and require less energy to maintain. MAAP Houses have a minimal carbon footprint. 

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Insulation for energy efficiency. Site friendly foundations. Passive solar design. Solar power. Solar hot water. Recycled grey water. Composting waste systems.

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