Josh’s House

A residential housing project proving that high performance zero emission homes can be mainstream.

Demonstrating that resource efficient homes can be built at a comparable cost and time frame to regular houses, Josh’s House is an innovative residential design and research project utilising all facets of JBA’s in-house professional skills set.

Working in conjunction with Highbury Homes and Solar Dwellings, the Josh’s House project incorporates best practice sustainable design processes combined with a unique communications and community engagement program. Josh’s House has over 50 project partners including Water Corporation, Synergy, Horizon Power, Department of Water. The houses have now been built and are part of an ongoing monitoring and research program in collaboration with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living.


Curtin Univeristy
CRC for Low Carbon Living

JBA Role

Sustainability, Landscape and Communications Consultant
  • Building Co-Designer
  • General landscape architectural services
  • Multi-media production
  • Content creation
  • Technical overview
  • Research partner


National Housing Industry Association, Greensmart Awards
  • GreenSmart Water Efficiency
WA Housing Industry Association, Greensmart Awards
  • GreenSmart Water Efficiency
  • GreenSmart Smart Housing

Green Lifestyle Awards

  • Online Eco Info Site
Master Builders WA , Housing Excellence Awards
  • Waterwise Home
  • Most Liveable Home
  • Excellence In Energy Efficiency