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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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The Passive House Standard: RMIT Podcast

3/30/2020
APHA board directors for Partnerships and Major Events, Kate Nason and Johanna Trickett, joined Dr Cameron Stanley, lecturer and researcher at the School of Engineering RMIT University, in a podcast interview about the Passive House standard.

Australia's First Certified Non-Residential Passive House

3/27/2020
Canberra Childcare, Torrens Early Learning, has received the first non-residential Passive House certification in Australia. It is also rated as a Passive House “Premium”, being certified as one of the top 14 most energy efficient buildings in the wo

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The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Training 101 - Sketch to Feasibility Workshop07/04/2020Register now for the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Training 101 - Sketch to Feasibility Online Workshop.
PH Exchange - Now Online!16/04/2020PH Exchange is a new opportunity to exchange knowledge, insight, successes and challenges from across the industry on Passive House projects.
Passive House Introduction22/04/2020Learn about Passive House principles and the methodology to create high performance, thermally comfortable and super energy efficient buildings.
Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course & Exam - Sydney11/05/2020Do you want to build energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings? Then the Passive House standard is what you are looking for, and this course shouldn’t be missed!