Win the new designPH 2.0!

Posted on 7/17/2019
Read our latest update for a chance to win the new designPH 2.0! And get up to speed on all upcoming events at the same time. Click on the header link for details.


SA Chapter Catch Up

Posted on 7/9/2019
Last weekend the SA Passive House community had a very successful catch up. But don't worry if you missed out - another will be happening soon. Contact Antonio at or 0412 550116


APHA June 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 6/28/2019


Passive Plus Magazine Out Now

Posted on 6/27/2019
A digital subscription to Passive House Plus is free to iPHA members. Log into our members area for the discount code, and visit


South Australia Chapter Catch Up

Posted on 6/17/2019
Experience what Passive House living is all about as part of the International Passive House Open Day Mid Year event. Visit Noonameena 90 minutes from Melbourne. When: Saturday June 29 and Sunday 30 between 10:30am - 4:00pm.


iPHA Mid-Year Open Days - Noonameena

Posted on 6/6/2019
Experience what Passive House living is all about as part of the International Passive House Open Day Mid Year event. Visit Noonameena 90 minutes from Melbourne. When: Saturday June 29 and Sunday 30 between 10:30am - 4:00pm.


APHA May 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 5/31/2019


European Passive House Conference Affiliates Workshop

Posted on 5/28/2019
Earlier this month, the European Passive House Conference was held in Heidelberg. Kate Nason, one of two APHA Partnerships Coordinators participated in the Affiliates Workshop where each affiliate shared insights, challenges and successes.


APHA at Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) Nationwide Node Expo for NSW

Posted on 5/15/2019
Thanks to Jamie-Lee Shand, Jesse Clarke (ProClima), Kylie Mills (APHA Board) and Paul Wall (APHA CEO) who did a fantastic job representing Passive House on Wed at the Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) Nationwide Node Expo for NSW hosted by UNSW& Uni


Passive House mid-year Open Days

Posted on 5/10/2019
The dates for the International Passive House Open Days in 2019 this year are 28 – 30 June 2019. The mid-year International Passive House Open Days, organised by iPHA and its affiliates, will take place.


Melbourne Passive House 'under construction' Site Tour: 24 May

Posted on 5/6/2019
On Friday 24th May at 4.30 Clare Parry is opening the doors on her very own 'under construction' Passive House new build extension located in Gardenvale, Melbourne. Tickets are limited so don't miss out!


Passivhaus (Passive House) in Australian Climates

Posted on 5/1/2019
by Jason Gaekwad, Inhabit Group


Certified WA Passive House Acuna Open Day

Posted on 5/1/2019
APHA Members iSMART Homes are opening up their certified Passive House project in North Beach on Saturday 4th May.


Pro Clima Scholarships

Posted on 5/1/2019
For the 6th consecutive year Pro Clima is supporting PH courses in Australia and they are now available in Melbourne & Sydney. You are invited to apply for: * Pro Clima Passive House Designer Scholarships * * Pro Clima Passive House Introduct


QLD Chapter Event: Condensation Management 15 May

Posted on 5/1/2019
Attendees will gain important information and knowledge about how the coming changes will affect building design and construction going forward.


Newly Certified WA Passive House!

Posted on 5/1/2019
Abetthaus in WA is a newly certified modernist Passive House in a stunning coastal location.


APHA Facebook Discussion Forum

Posted on 5/1/2019
All episodes in the podcast series on Passive House are now available. If you haven’t had a chance to listen then here is your chance to catch up.


APHA April 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 4/30/2019


MVHR Buyers Guide as Published by Renew this Month

Posted on 4/17/2019
See this month’s Renew magazine for an MVHR buyers guide written by Joel Seagren.


Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Extension – Retrofit Magazine Article

Posted on 4/17/2019
Read this article on the new two storey Passive House extension to the Bendigo Soldier’s Memorial building. The first government building to be certified to Passive House standard. You must register first to read – registration is free.


Passive House Site Tour: 3 May Sydney

Posted on 4/16/2019
Join the Australian Passive House Association Sydney Chapter for a tour of a new home under construction in Thornleigh, Sydney. Friday 3rd May at 3pm Location: Thornleigh. The address will be emailed to the attendees the day before.


Passive House: A Practical Approach Event Sydney

Posted on 4/16/2019
You will learn a practical manner on how to define the thermal envelope and how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges. This seminar is aimed at all tradespeople and other building professionals including architects, engineers,


Monash Peninsula Student Accommodation – Airah article

Posted on 4/10/2019
The latest Airah Equilibrium Magazine features an article on the Monash University Passive House student accommodation project.


Introduction to Passive House course at Box Hill Institute starting in May

Posted on 4/3/2019
Starting in May is the Passive House Introduction Course at Box Hill Institute. Learn about Passive House principles and the methodology to create high performance, thermally comfortable and super energy efficient buildings.This course is a useful in


APHA March 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 3/30/2019


Welcome our new WA Chapter rep - Nathan Coote

Posted on 3/25/2019
Introducing our new WA Chapter Rep Nathan Coote. Come along and meet Nathan and other APHA members at the HIA Home Show under the banner “High Performance Professionals” March 29-31 in Perth.


4th Modular and Prefabricated Construction conference – Sydney and Melbourne

Posted on 3/4/2019
Last week board members Daniel Kress and Kate Nason attended at the 4th Modular and Prefabricated Construction conference in Sydney with Kate speaking on behalf of ARKit Advanced Prefabricated Architecture on the ‘Pathway to Positive Energy Buildings


IceBoxChallengeMelbourne - we did it!

Posted on 3/3/2019
The #IceboxChallengeMelbourne is complete! 143 kgs of ice remaining in the box built to PH standards and the ice in the Australian Building Code box all melted by Day 10! Many thanks to our fantastic sponsors who made it all happen & congratulatio


APHA February 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 2/28/2019


The IceBoxChallenge comes to Melbourne

Posted on 2/19/2019
It all kicks off tomorrow night with our #IceBoxChallengeMelbourne launch From 6pm on Wed 20th Feb at our QVM IceBox site we will celebrate the launch of this inaugural Australian event surrounded by the buzz of the Night Market. The weather fo


Passive House Podcast – All episodes now available

Posted on 2/17/2019
All episodes in the podcast series on Passive House are now available. If you haven’t had a chance to listen then here is your chance to catch up.


Welcome to APHA’s first CEO – Paul Wall

Posted on 2/8/2019
APHA is excited to announce the appointment of it's inaugural CEO - Paul Wall. To read more about this first for APHA, and find out more about Paul, please visit this news article featured in the Fifth Estate here   Paul is passionate about spearh


A Passion for Bringing Passive House to the Nation

Posted on 1/31/2019
The Green List - featuring an interview by Daniel Kress


A zero-energy Home is not as challenging as you might think, with the right toolkit

Posted on 1/31/2019
The Green List - featuring an interview with Clare Parry


APHA January 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 1/31/2019


Passive House Podcast - The Basics

Posted on 1/10/2019
Don't miss the first in the series of seven Passive House podcasts from popular website Undercover Architect - part of their series titled "A Simple Guide to a Sustainable Home". More episodes will follow and we will update you as they become avai


SPPHC 2019 Wellington

Posted on 1/6/2019
SPPHC 2019 is fast approaching! Don't miss the premier Passive House event in the South Pacific in 2019. Co-hosted by the Passive House Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ), the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) and School of Architecture - Vi


Inside Sydney’s new Passivhaus apartments

Posted on 12/27/2018
by Sarah Rix


APHA December 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 12/20/2018


Mind the gaps - Passive House from the Inside

Posted on 12/2/2018
by Dick Clarke & Andy Marlow


APHA November 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 11/27/2018


Passive Butterfly wins big at Sustainability Awards

Posted on 11/14/2018
Congratulations are in order for building designer and APHA member Luke Middleton of EME Design and the team behind the creation of Passive Butterfly which won both the Single Dwelling (Alteration & Addition) and Best of the Best categories at the 20


APHA October 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 10/30/2018


APHA September 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 9/21/2018


APHA August 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 8/31/2018


APHA July 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 7/30/2018


Why I want to live in a Passive House

Posted on 7/17/2018
by Kylie Mills


Passive House is on the Rise in Australia

Posted on 5/15/2018
by Andy Marlow


High Performance Buildings - Passive House by a Builder, Sustainability Consultant & Architect

Posted on 5/15/2018
by Justin O'Connor, Gregory Mason & Kylie Mills (page 54)


Passive Solar v. Passive House 101

Posted on 4/20/2018
by Andy Marlow


Passive House and the pivot to Asia

Posted on 3/14/2018
by Andy Marlow


House of Wellness

Posted on 2/1/2018
by Clare Parry