Bondor’s eight-star energy rated InsulLiving® Home at Burpengary will soon be given the “Human Test” with its first residents to move into the home this week.
Coolum man, Chris Jacobson who is Bondor’s new recruit as InsulLiving® Queensland Sales Representative, will be moving into the home with his wife, Jodie, and two young children.
While the InsulLiving® products, InsulWall® and SolarSpan® have been meticulously tested for energy saving capabilities and rapid building performance, they have not yet been given the “Human Test”.
Mr Jacobson said moving into the home would not only be the perfect chance to test the exact energy savings but also to further test the strength and durability of the products.
“We already know that the InsulLiving® products are extremely durable but now we’ll be able to prove it,” Mr Jacobson said.
“My children are getting to that stage where they love running around. Jorja is only one and Cody is two, but they’ll be sure to give the home a run for its money.”
With the Queensland University of Technology, Mr Jacobson said he looked forward to seeing how much money the home could save families and how homes built with InsuLiving® products would lessen the impact on the environment.
“My wife Jodie is an accountant, so she will be very interested in seeing how much money we save when we compare this year’s electricity bills with recent years in previous homes,” he said.
Mr Jacobson said he relished the very rare opportunity to be able to test “first-hand” a product he sells to the building industry.
“I will be able to honestly inform potential buyers of how an InsulLiving® home is very livable,” he said.
Bondor’s InsulLiving® home which was opened in August last year was built as a prototype home showing how best to use InsulWall® and SolarSpan® products to be quicker, leaner, smarter and greener.
Mr Jacobson said while he had always been mindful of ways to be climate smart, living in the InsulLiving® Home would make him even more aware of how this could be achieved.
“We’ve always tried to build homes using products that lessen the need for air-conditioning but living in this home will highlight how sustainable living can be easily attained by families with a range of budgets,” he said.
“With the economy how it is at the moment and electricity prices going through the roof, our data should paint a very clear picture of how people can save money.”
The Jacobson family will reside in the InsulLiving® Home for at least one year.