BuildHer Collective empowers women with the right tools to build the home of their dreams or develop properties for profit through online courses and masterclass training sessions.
Every couple of years, the team at BuildHer Collective embark on an ambitious new build or renovation project and, in 2021, they contacted RACV to enquire about getting solar as part of an exciting upcoming project.
That project, BuildHer8, was a collaboration and joint venture between BuildHer Collective founders Rebeka and Kribashini and six BuildHer Masterclass graduates. Working under this collaborative model, the team set out to create two homes, designed by a leading, sustainability-minded architect, next door to one another in Melbourne's leafy northern suburb of Fairfield. With two interior designers on the team, the BuildHer8 team were able to deliver a unique yet complementary look and feel in each home.
We were thrilled to partner with BuildHer Collective and support an organisation helping women participate in the building industry. These sustainable, all-electric homes are 7-star energy rated and reflect our vision for the home of the future: efficient, sustainable, low emissions and low running costs.
Each of these passive solar homes were installed with a premium 9.1kW solar system with SunPower solar panels, Enphase microinverters and a Tesla Powerwall battery, along with a Jetcharge electric vehicle charger and Reclaim heat pump hot water system.