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Kevin Swain 

Check out our latest APHA Member Profile! Kevin Swain of Peak Building Performance. Originally from England, Kevin now lives in Canberra ACT, working on his own Passive House retrofit and volunteering in a community project converting a shed to an energy efficient, sustainable building.

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Latest News

An update from our APHA Chapter Rep in Tasmania

Exciting news from Tasmania including Green Design Architects in Sanctuary Magazine and the final stage of funding to bring a Certified Passive House Tradesperson to the state in 2022 for a practical session for builders doing our course.

Sustainable House Day Passivhaus Home Owners Panel Discussion Catch Up Video

Our catch up video from the Sustainable House Day panel discussion with Talina Edwards, and some very special guests. Talina interviewed a panel of homeowners who shared their insights on what life is like living in a Certified Passivaus.

Mass Timber Envelopes in Passivhaus Buildings

Congratulations to APHA Member and Passive House Certifier Marcus Strang on his paper, Mass Timber Envelopes in Passivhaus Buildings: Designing for Moisture Safety in Hot and Humid Australian Climates, recently published in the Buildings Journal.

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APHA Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course | Second Spring Dates 202105/10/2021In this course you will gain the foundation Passive House Tradesperson knowledge necessary to prepare you to tackle your first Passive House project, as well as write the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam.
DesignPH Masterclass Spring Edition: Marcus Strang26/10/2021Join Marcus Strang for his tips and tricks with the Design PH software!
APHA Certified Passive House Online Designer/Consultant Exam Preparation | Spring Dates 202102/11/2021This course is designed to prepare you for writing the Certified Passive house Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) exam. The course has been designed to cover topics not covered by the Passive House Design and Construction and PHPP course including calculations and example exam questions.