Nominations are now open for election to the Board

Nominations are now 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...

APHA and GBCA join forces

APHA and GBCA join forces

A new partnership aims to drive the uptake of more efficient and comfortable buildings in Australia. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) the Passive House Institute (PHI), and the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) have agreed to work together to...

Is Passive House relevant for Sydney?

Is Passive House relevant for Sydney?

Passive House buildings are often derided as an esky-approach to building that prevents people from opening windows, results in ugly boxes and is generally un-Australian. At Sydney Build 2017, Andy Marlow (Envirotecture) took the stage and the opportunity to argue...

APHA sets priorities for 2017

APHA sets priorities for 2017

In January of this year, we asked our members to set our agenda for us….to give us direction and priorities that would match their expectations of the Association. As a proactive group, they certainly did not disappoint. Here is what they said and a glimpse of this...

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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Our Members

Kevin Swain ACT

Kevin Swain
ACT

Jim Stewart VIC

Jim Stewart
VIC

Craftsmen Quality BuildersVIC

Craftsmen Quality Builders
VIC

COOLMAX VIC

COOLMAX
VIC

Steven Hill VIC, TAS

Steven Hill
VIC, TAS

SPH Projects ACT

SPH Projects
ACT

Fantech Pty Ltd NSW, NT, SA, VIC

Fantech Pty Ltd
NSW, NT, SA, VIC

Max Klasse NSW

Max Klasse
NSW

CARBONlite design+build VIC

CARBONlite design+build
VIC

Souter Built Pty Ltd NSW

Souter Built Pty Ltd
NSW

Peter Overton ACT

Peter Overton
ACT

Passive Edge Homes VIC

Passive Edge Homes
VIC

Air Tightness Testing Services Australia QLD

Air Tightness Testing Services Australia
QLD

Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd National

Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd
National

Inhabit Group NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

Inhabit Group
NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

Metrozone VIC

Metrozone
VIC

Eoghan Doherty VIC

Eoghan Doherty
VIC

Plus Energy Living NSW

Plus Energy Living
NSW

Hocking Homes VIC

Hocking Homes
VIC

Consortium Builders WA

Consortium Builders
WA

Blue Sky Windows VIC

Blue Sky Windows
VIC

Paton Constructions ACT, NSW

Paton Constructions
ACT, NSW

North South Homes Pty Ltd VIC

North South Homes Pty Ltd
VIC

Thorsten Padeffke VIC

Thorsten Padeffke
VIC

Andrew Bukala VIC

Andrew Bukala
VIC

Deceuninck Pty Ltd National

Deceuninck Pty Ltd
National

Granted Constructions VIC

Granted Constructions
VIC

Phillips + Associates Architects ACT

Phillips + Associates Architects
ACT

Ivan Cavuoto SA

Ivan Cavuoto
SA

Sustainable Building Design VIC

Sustainable Building Design
VIC

Geard Architects TAS

Geard Architects
TAS

Andrew Burgess QLD

Andrew Burgess
QLD

Passive House Pty Ltd VIC

Passive House Pty Ltd
VIC

Kathy Menzel SA

Kathy Menzel
SA

Peter Young NSW

Peter Young
NSW

ComfortBuildACT

ComfortBuild
ACT

Envirotecture NSW

Envirotecture
NSW

Floth Pty Ltd NSW, QLD, WA

Floth Pty Ltd
NSW, QLD, WA

G. J. Gardner Homes Mornington Peninsula VIC

G. J. Gardner Homes Mornington Peninsula
VIC

Design Delight VIC

Design Delight
VIC

Maxa Design VIC, QLD

Maxa Design
VIC, QLD

PHAUS WA

PHAUS
WA

Viewco Glass NSW, ACT

Viewco Glass
NSW, ACT

Ivan Cavuoto SA

Ivan Cavuoto
SA

Michael Drage ACT

Michael Drage
ACT

SIGA AUSTRALIA National

SIGA AUSTRALIA
National

NEXT50Architects TAS

NEXT50Architects
TAS

Steffen Welsch Architects VIC

Steffen Welsch Architects
VIC

Blvd Design & Construction ACT

Blvd Design & Construction
ACT

Austral Constructions SA

Austral Constructions
SA

Wolfgang & Wendy Kessler VIC

Wolfgang & Wendy Kessler
VIC

Aerix QLD

Aerix
QLD

Paul Thomerson VIC

Paul Thomerson
VIC

Capral Aluminium National

Capral Aluminium
National

Andrew Garvie NSW

Andrew Garvie
NSW

Surface Design VIC

Surface Design
VIC

Monte Taylor NSW

Monte Taylor
NSW

Gareth Duggan VIC

Gareth Duggan
VIC

Lois Seekamp NSW

Lois Seekamp
NSW

Chris Nunn NSW

Chris Nunn
NSW

Peter Smithdale VIC

Peter Smithdale
VIC

Jim Farrell NSW

Jim Farrell
NSW

soft loud house architects VIC

soft loud house architects
VIC

Michael Tolhurst ACT

Michael Tolhurst
ACT

Greg Burghardt ACT

Greg Burghardt
ACT

David Power VIC

David Power
VIC

Peter Lyons & Associates ACT

Peter Lyons & Associates
ACT

VITREO VIC

VITREO
VIC

Ian Johnson NSW

Ian Johnson
NSW

Robert de Boni Architect WA

Robert de Boni Architect
WA

Anthony Santini NSW

Anthony Santini
NSW

LAROS Technologies ACT

LAROS Technologies
ACT

Climate Solutions ACT

Climate Solutions
ACT

Trevor Watson VIC

Trevor Watson
VIC

Franz Developments VIC

Franz Developments
VIC

Ian Salkin VIC

Ian Salkin
VIC

Emily Collins VIC

Emily Collins
VIC

Technoform Bautec VIC

Technoform Bautec
VIC

Capital Building VIC

Capital Building
VIC

Torquil Canning House Design TAS

Torquil Canning House Design
TAS

Ian Salkin VIC

Ian Salkin
VIC

LAB Design NSW

LAB Design
NSW

SmartRate TAS, QLD

SmartRate
TAS, QLD

Francis Reynolds VIC

Francis Reynolds
VIC

AWS National

AWS
National

Steven Stuart WA

Steven Stuart
WA

Fini Sustainability WA

Fini Sustainability
WA

Design of Wellbeing VIC

Design of Wellbeing
VIC

Green Point Design VIC

Green Point Design
VIC

H3Space ACT

H3Space
ACT

Steele Associates Architecture NSW

Steele Associates Architecture
NSW

Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability NSW

Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability
NSW

Inline Construction Group Pty Ltd VIC

Inline Construction Group Pty Ltd
VIC

BluKube Architecture NSW

BluKube Architecture
NSW

Detail Green VIC

Detail Green
VIC

OCON Built TAS

OCON Built
TAS

Atelier Ten NSW, VIC

Atelier Ten
NSW, VIC

e-struct VIC

e-struct
VIC

Hook Automation VIC

Hook Automation
VIC

Marine Calmettes NSW

Marine Calmettes
NSW

Steven Moody VIC

Steven Moody
VIC

Pro Double Glazing ACT

Pro Double Glazing
ACT

Brian Johnston VIC

Brian Johnston
VIC

ODR Architects VIC

ODR Architects
VIC

Umow Lai VIC, NSW, QLD

Umow Lai
VIC, NSW, QLD

Roy Mock NSW

Roy Mock
NSW

Paarhammer Windows & Doors National

Paarhammer Windows & Doors
National

Rav De Silva NSW

Rav De Silva
NSW

CHT ArchitectsVIC

CHT Architects
VIC

Rudds Consulting Engineers VIC, ACT

Rudds Consulting Engineers
VIC, ACT

Passive Builders VIC

Passive Builders
VIC

STRAWTEC NSW

STRAWTEC
NSW

Lina Veloz ACT

Lina Veloz
ACT

Grün Consulting VIC

Grün Consulting
VIC

Modes On VIC

Modes On
VIC

Melbourne Design Studios VIC

Melbourne Design Studios
VIC

Streamline Drafting & Design TAS

Streamline Drafting & Design
TAS

R&P Green Solutions VIC

R&P Green Solutions
VIC

MyStyle Homes QLD

MyStyle Homes
QLD

Passivhaus Australia National

Passivhaus Australia
National

Studio Origami WA

Studio Origami
WA

Nycole Wood VIC

Nycole Wood
VIC

Green Draft Pty Ltd NSW

Green Draft Pty Ltd
NSW

Viridis National

Viridis
National

UNILUX Australia National

UNILUX Australia
National

John Allen Architect Pty Ltd VIC

John Allen Architect Pty Ltd
VIC

APHi Projects VIC

APHi Projects
VIC

Box Hill Institute VIC

Box Hill Institute
VIC

Roger Joyner WA

Roger Joyner
WA

Habitat Constructions ACT

Habitat Constructions
ACT

Jarrod Olsen Builder VIC

Jarrod Olsen Builder
VIC

Ian Brumby ACT

Ian Brumby
ACT

Bill Butterfield NSW

Bill Butterfield
NSW

Lovell Chen VIC

Lovell Chen
VIC

Justin O’Connor Builders TAS

Justin O’Connor Builders
TAS

Aurecon National

Aurecon
National

Habitech Systems VIC

Habitech Systems
VIC

Arvio – The Home of Innovation VIC

Arvio – The Home of Innovation
VIC

Jason Gaekwad VIC

Jason Gaekwad
VIC

Arup Pty Ltd National

Arup Pty Ltd
National