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Australian architectural firm Beaumont Concepts has designed the prototype for a carbon positive home. The CORE 9 home measures 1,410 square feet and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, outdoor terraces, and a two-car garage, says New Atlas contributor Bridget Borgobello.

The dwelling has been designed to maximize natural light from the north, as well as cross ventilation throughout the entire day. The interior of the home boasts large floor-to-ceiling windows, polished concrete flooring and in-built timber furnishings. Utilizing reclaimed bricks, the home also features a series of exposed brick walls, which contrast against the home's wooden panel ceilings and white finishes.

The home is built using a zero-waste philosophy; incorporating the use of recycled and up-cycled materials, while also adopting a building process that produces minimal off-cuts and waste. The home's building materials were also chosen for their high quality, durability and long lifespan. The CORE 9 home incorporates the use of a solar hot water system, rain water harvesting and solar power. The roof is fitted with a series of photovoltaic panels and it is anticipated that the home's annual energy output will slightly exceed its needs – instead of power bills, the home owners will make an estimated $69 a year.

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