With sustainability at the core of its design development, the Waverley Residence is one of Anderson Architecture’s most thermally efficient projects to date, achieving 8 star thermal performance certification. In addressing an ambitious brief and challenging site orientation, the design evolved through utilisation of both passive design strategies and in-house computerised thermal modelling. This combination of traditional and contemporary technologies in the design process ensured a low impact solution. The scheme provides a comfortable and healthy indoor environment complemented by the innovative use of both natural and recycled materials. Through careful manipulation of form to capture northern light, the Waverley Residence allows its occupants to experience the environmental and efficiency benefits typically reserved for northerly oriented sites.