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Joe Merceica

Armed with the strong belief that ‘no challenge is too big’, Joe is leading the way in sustainable construction with Blue Eco Homes and is where his interest Passive House began. This extends to the launch this year of a Certified Passive Display home built to bushfire BAL-FZ (Flame Zone) standard in the Blue Mountains NSW in order to promote the benefits of Passive House to the industry and wider community. Joe is involved in various influential construction groups to encourage the education and development of current industry bodies, staff and regulations, including his current role as vice chair of the Housing Industry Association (NSW) Training and Membership Committee and newly appointed role as a member of the APHA Board of Directors. Read more about Joe here.

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Welcome Back to the APHA Board, Darren O'Dea!

8/6/2020
Welcome Christie Hartfiel, our new ACT Chapter Rep!

Welcome Christie Hartfiel, New ACT Chapter Rep!

8/5/2020
Welcome Christie Hartfiel, our new ACT Chapter Rep!

Clare Parry: Now that I live in a Passive House, I never want to move

7/20/2020
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Certified Passive House Open Day08/08/2020Heavily focused on Passive house construction principles, this particular event will display a project at lock up stage, which enables you to get up close to view the air tightness processes and heat recovery ventilation installation.
Passive House Introduction12/08/2020Learn about Passive House principles and the methodology to create high performance, thermally comfortable and super energy efficient buildings.
Webinar: The Benefits of Passive House13/08/2020This free webinar, hosted by Australian Institute of Architects and presented by Timo Bleeker, architect and passive house designer, will introduce the concept of the Passive House standard by explaining the 5 core principles and the criteria it gets measured by.
An Introduction to Passive House08/09/2020Presented by GBCA and APHA, this masterclass is developed for those who are new to the Passive House standard and want to know more - whether a developer, architect, engineer, or contractor.