Report: 2nd Passive House Asia Conference

Report: 2nd Passive House Asia Conference

It was appropriately hot and humid in Tokyo last month for the 2nd Passive House Asia Conference, hosted by Passive House Japan in Ito Hall at the University of Tokyo. The theme of the conference was 'Passive House and Humid Summer', and there was extensive discussion...

Metro Melbourne’s first certified Passive House

Metro Melbourne’s first certified Passive House

Passive House is often noted as being attainable by those willing to pay a steep cost premiums for the design and construction of a project. If proof is required that building a comfortable, highly efficient Passive House is possible, that goes beyond the minimum...

South Pacific Passive House Conference 2018 Melbourne

South Pacific Passive House Conference 2018 Melbourne

We are happy to announce the return of the South Pacific Passive House Conference to Melbourne in 2018! Co-hosted by the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) and the Passive House Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ), the conference will be held between the 3rd -...

Nominations open for election to the Board

Nominations open for election to the Board

We welcome all members to attend the APHA Annual General Meeting (AGM). After a very exciting Board year, it is time for electing the new Australian Passive House Association Board of Directors (2017/18) at the AGM, to be held on Saturday 14th October, 2017 at 11 -...

Passive House: Tall Residential Buildings

Passive House: Tall Residential Buildings

Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) a new study from FXFOWLE shows that it is viable to design high-rise residential buildings in New York City to the Passive House Standard—a standard based on the concept of using simple,...

GBCA Passive House Crosswalk – Now Available

GBCA Passive House Crosswalk – Now Available

Over the last 12 months, APHA has been working closely with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to understand the opportunities to improve comfort, health, energy efficiency and quality of the built environment.  With shared value in mind, the two...

What is Passive House?

Efficient

Passive Houses allow for energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical existing buildings and over 75% compared with average new best-practice constructions. Similar energy savings have been demonstrated in warm climates where buildings require more energy for cooling than for heating.

Comfortable

Passive Houses are also praised for their high level of comfort. They use energy sources inside the building such as the body heat from the residents or solar heat entering the building – making heating a lot easier.

Insulated

Special windows and a building shell consisting of highly insulated exterior walls, roof and floor slab keep the desired warmth in the house – or undesirable heat out.

Ventilated

A ventilation system consistently supplies fresh air making for superior air quality without causing any unpleasant draughts. A highly efficient heat recovery unit allows for the heat contained in the exhaust air to be re-used.

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UNILUX Australia National

UNILUX Australia
National

Inline Construction Group Pty Ltd VIC

Inline Construction Group Pty Ltd
VIC

Capital Building VIC

Capital Building
VIC

Paton Constructions ACT, NSW

Paton Constructions
ACT, NSW

Johann Potgieter NSW

Johann Potgieter
NSW

Jim Stewart VIC

Jim Stewart
VIC

Fini Sustainability WA

Fini Sustainability
WA

ODR Architects VIC

ODR Architects
VIC

Justin O’Connor Builders TAS

Justin O’Connor Builders
TAS

Emily Collins VIC

Emily Collins
VIC

e-struct VIC

e-struct
VIC

Brian Johnston VIC

Brian Johnston
VIC

Surface Design VIC

Surface Design
VIC

Deceuninck Pty Ltd National

Deceuninck Pty Ltd
National

Robert de Boni Architect WA

Robert de Boni Architect
WA

CHT ArchitectsVIC

CHT Architects
VIC

Ian Salkin VIC

Ian Salkin
VIC

Melbourne Design Studios VIC

Melbourne Design Studios
VIC

Habitech Systems VIC

Habitech Systems
VIC

Steven Hill VIC, TAS

Steven Hill
VIC, TAS

Ivan Cavuoto SA

Ivan Cavuoto
SA

Kathy Menzel SA

Kathy Menzel
SA

Air Tightness Testing Services Australia QLD

Air Tightness Testing Services Australia
QLD

Dallas Lewis NSW

Dallas Lewis
NSW

Eoghan Doherty VIC

Eoghan Doherty
VIC

Steven Moody VIC

Steven Moody
VIC

Thorsten Padeffke VIC

Thorsten Padeffke
VIC

Passive House Pty Ltd VIC

Passive House Pty Ltd
VIC

Climate Solutions ACT

Climate Solutions
ACT

Grün Consulting VIC

Grün Consulting
VIC

John Beurle VIC

John Beurle
VIC

Blue Sky Windows VIC

Blue Sky Windows
VIC

AWS National

AWS
National

Hocking Homes VIC

Hocking Homes
VIC

Viridis National

Viridis
National

Shanice Bottom NSW

Shanice Bottom
NSW

Passivhaus Australia National

Passivhaus Australia
National

Detail Green VIC

Detail Green
VIC

Daniela Russo NSW

Daniela Russo
NSW

Streamline Drafting & Design TAS

Streamline Drafting & Design
TAS

Rav De Silva NSW

Rav De Silva
NSW

Craftsmen Quality BuildersVIC

Craftsmen Quality Builders
VIC

H3Space ACT

H3Space
ACT

Metrozone VIC

Metrozone
VIC

Granted Constructions VIC

Granted Constructions
VIC

Michael Drage ACT

Michael Drage
ACT

Steele Associates Architecture NSW

Steele Associates Architecture
NSW

Lina Veloz ACT

Lina Veloz
ACT

Paul Thomerson VIC

Paul Thomerson
VIC

Passive Edge Homes VIC

Passive Edge Homes
VIC

PHAUS WA

PHAUS
WA

Jim Farrell NSW

Jim Farrell
NSW

Trevor Watson VIC

Trevor Watson
VIC

Umow Lai VIC, NSW, QLD

Umow Lai
VIC, NSW, QLD

Vanda Rounsefell SA

Vanda Rounsefell
SA

NEXT50Architects TAS

NEXT50Architects
TAS

Nycole Wood VIC

Nycole Wood
VIC

Wolfgang & Wendy Kessler VIC

Wolfgang & Wendy Kessler
VIC

Capral Aluminium National

Capral Aluminium
National

Peter Overton ACT

Peter Overton
ACT

David Power VIC

David Power
VIC

Lois Seekamp NSW

Lois Seekamp
NSW

Technoform Bautec VIC

Technoform Bautec
VIC

Rudds Consulting Engineers VIC, ACT

Rudds Consulting Engineers
VIC, ACT

SPH Projects ACT

SPH Projects
ACT

Mayoh Architects NSW

Mayoh Architects
NSW

Chris Nunn NSW

Chris Nunn
NSW

Floth Pty Ltd NSW, QLD, WA

Floth Pty Ltd
NSW, QLD, WA

Inhabit Group NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

Inhabit Group
NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

Blvd Design & Construction ACT

Blvd Design & Construction
ACT

Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability NSW

Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability
NSW

Bill Butterfield NSW

Bill Butterfield
NSW

Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd National

Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd
National

Souter Built Pty Ltd NSW

Souter Built Pty Ltd
NSW

Franz Developments VIC

Franz Developments
VIC

Green Draft Pty Ltd NSW

Green Draft Pty Ltd
NSW

COOLMAX VIC

COOLMAX
VIC

BluKube Architecture NSW

BluKube Architecture
NSW

Max Klasse NSW

Max Klasse
NSW

Design of Wellbeing VIC

Design of Wellbeing
VIC

Passive Builders VIC

Passive Builders
VIC

Monte Taylor NSW

Monte Taylor
NSW

Zak Nicholson NSW

Zak Nicholson
NSW

Geard Architects TAS

Geard Architects
TAS

Steven Stuart WA

Steven Stuart
WA

Gareth Duggan VIC

Gareth Duggan
VIC

Design Delight VIC

Design Delight
VIC

Pro Double Glazing ACT

Pro Double Glazing
ACT

Jarrod Olsen Builder VIC

Jarrod Olsen Builder
VIC

STRAWTEC NSW

STRAWTEC
NSW

SIGA AUSTRALIA National

SIGA AUSTRALIA
National

Green Point Design VIC

Green Point Design
VIC

Fantech Pty Ltd NSW, NT, SA, VIC

Fantech Pty Ltd
NSW, NT, SA, VIC

Peter Lyons & Associates ACT

Peter Lyons & Associates
ACT

Hook Automation VIC

Hook Automation
VIC

Sustainable Building Design VIC

Sustainable Building Design
VIC

Andrew Burgess QLD

Andrew Burgess
QLD

soft loud house architects VIC

soft loud house architects
VIC

APHi Projects VIC

APHi Projects
VIC

Roy Mock NSW

Roy Mock
NSW

Torquil Canning House Design TAS

Torquil Canning House Design
TAS

VITREO VIC

VITREO
VIC

SmartRate TAS, QLD

SmartRate
TAS, QLD

Aurecon National

Aurecon
National

Kevin Swain ACT

Kevin Swain
ACT

Austral Constructions SA

Austral Constructions
SA

Roger Joyner WA

Roger Joyner
WA

Maxa Design VIC, QLD

Maxa Design
VIC, QLD

Ian Johnson NSW

Ian Johnson
NSW

Envirotecture NSW

Envirotecture
NSW

Ian Salkin VIC

Ian Salkin
VIC

Ivan Cavuoto SA

Ivan Cavuoto
SA

Paarhammer Windows & Doors National

Paarhammer Windows & Doors
National

G. J. Gardner Homes Mornington Peninsula VIC

G. J. Gardner Homes Mornington Peninsula
VIC

Viewco Glass NSW, ACT

Viewco Glass
NSW, ACT

Marine Calmettes NSW

Marine Calmettes
NSW

Steffen Welsch Architects VIC

Steffen Welsch Architects
VIC

Peter Smithdale VIC

Peter Smithdale
VIC

Greg Burghardt ACT

Greg Burghardt
ACT

CARBONlite design+build VIC

CARBONlite design+build
VIC

Anthony Santini NSW

Anthony Santini
NSW

Michael Tolhurst ACT

Michael Tolhurst
ACT

North South Homes Pty Ltd VIC

North South Homes Pty Ltd
VIC

Studio Origami WA

Studio Origami
WA

LAB Design NSW

LAB Design
NSW

Peter Young NSW

Peter Young
NSW

Arup Pty Ltd National

Arup Pty Ltd
National

LAROS Technologies ACT

LAROS Technologies
ACT

Box Hill Institute VIC

Box Hill Institute
VIC

Proctor Group Australia National

Proctor Group Australia
National

Habitat Constructions ACT

Habitat Constructions
ACT

Francis Reynolds VIC

Francis Reynolds
VIC

Plus Energy Living NSW

Plus Energy Living
NSW

MyStyle Homes QLD

MyStyle Homes
QLD

Consortium Builders WA

Consortium Builders
WA

John Allen Architect Pty Ltd VIC

John Allen Architect Pty Ltd
VIC

Atelier Ten NSW, VIC

Atelier Ten
NSW, VIC

Phillips + Associates Architects ACT

Phillips + Associates Architects
ACT

Andrew Garvie NSW

Andrew Garvie
NSW

Arvio – The Home of Innovation VIC

Arvio – The Home of Innovation
VIC

Modes On VIC

Modes On
VIC

Andrew Cox VIC

Andrew Cox
VIC

Ian Brumby ACT

Ian Brumby
ACT

Lovell Chen VIC

Lovell Chen
VIC

Andrew Bukala VIC

Andrew Bukala
VIC

Jason Gaekwad VIC

Jason Gaekwad
VIC

Aerix QLD

Aerix
QLD

R&P Green Solutions VIC

R&P Green Solutions
VIC

ComfortBuildACT

ComfortBuild
ACT

OCON Built TAS

OCON Built
TAS