Coburg’s First Passive House, Victoria Australia

Monday, March 28, 2022

Home By Hutt, Melbourne Design Studios, and Grand Designs Australia designed and built the first Passive Home in the humble suburb of Coburg, Melbourne. 


Combining solar panels with electric heating is a cost-efficient and green solution for homeowners

Electric heating products and solutions are a perfect complement to solar panels, providing indoor comfort and full heating as well as sustaining safe, snow- and ice-free outdoor environments.

When combined with photovoltaics, electric heating is an ideal home heating solution for well-insulated new builds, benefitting residents and buildings owners alike. All of these advantages mean builders are increasingly turning to electric heating as an economically viable and sustainable heating source.

For cold climates, electric heating cables can also support PV panels free of snow all year around. This means increased electricity production, efficiency, and ultimately, significant savings.

Our partner in Australia Heat Zone Distribution supplied underfloor heating to the Passive home.

The heating system was wired to rooftop solar panels for the highest cost savings. This project involved three under tile heated bathrooms (DEVIheat 150S) and the living area downstairs where electric heating was used for in slab heating (DEVIsnow 30T).



Allergen-friendly heating
Efficient floor heating systems
Remote controlling for warmth on demand
Connection to the solar power system for ultimate cost savings 


Project Overview:

Application type: Indoor Heating
Area Size: 65 m² 
Installed power: 3600 W
Products: DEVIheat 150S, Sensor Probes, DEVI Continuity Tester, DEVIreg Smart, DEVIsnow 30T
Year of implementation: 2021