APHA Certified Passive House Training

Posted on 1/6/2021
APHA's Certified Passive House Training Announced! Find out more!


Enhancements to Boost BASIX System Released

Posted on 12/30/2020
Check out the media release from the NSW Government, including a quote from APHA CEO, Paul Wall.


APHA Board Election 2020

Posted on 12/24/2020
Discover the outcome of the 2020 APHA Board Elections!


APHA November 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 12/8/2020


Talina Edwards Emerging Sustainable Architect

Posted on 12/7/2020
New APHA Board member Talina Edwards wins the Emerging Architect Designer Award 2020!


Monash Woodside Wins Education and Sustainability Award 2020

Posted on 12/7/2020
Passive House, Monash Woodside Building for Technology, wins at Sustainability Awards 2020!


ArchiTeam Awards 2020 Winner Announced - APHA Passive House Scholarship

Posted on 12/7/2020
The ArchiTeam Awards 2020 APHA Passive House Scholarship Winner Announced!


Passive House Podcast

Posted on 12/4/2020
Interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement.


Ballina Blower Door Test

Posted on 12/2/2020
Take a look at a video of a blower door test from a project aiming for Passive House certification!


BASIX Recognises Passive House Pathway

Posted on 11/27/2020
BREAKING NEWS: BASIX Recognises Passive House Pathway!


Asquith Passive House Journey - Part 2

Posted on 11/23/2020
Join us for Part 2 of the journey of Passive House project at Asquith, NSW.


Passive House Profile: Owl Woods

Posted on 11/11/2020
Discover more about the award-winning Owl Woods Passive House.


APHA October 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 11/6/2020


Asquith Passive House Journey

Posted on 11/5/2020
We're delighted to share a Passive House project that we will follow closely in the coming months.


SPPHC 2020 Wrap Up!

Posted on 11/4/2020
SPPHC 2020 Wrap Up! Read our full conference debrief including blog article, news, and resources.


The Fifth Estate - Australia’s Passive House Future is in Reach

Posted on 11/4/2020
A fantastic article from The Fifth Estate on the launch of our new book, Passivhaus In Australia.


Passivhaus In Australia Book Launch

Posted on 10/15/2020
APHA is celebrating the launch of our Passivhaus in Australia book! Find out more and download here.


APHA September 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 10/7/2020


Notice of AGM 2020

Posted on 10/7/2020
We welcome you to join us for the APHA Annual General Meeting 2020.


Passive House Profile: CLT Passive House Extension

Posted on 10/7/2020
This 2-storey extension to an existing house was erected in the backyard.


Women in Sustainability Awards 2020

Posted on 9/23/2020
Find out more about the Women in Sustainability Awards 2020.


ArchiTeam Awards 2020 - APHA Passive House Scholarship

Posted on 9/17/2020
Find out more about the ArchiTeam Awards 2020 and the APHA sponsored Passive House Scholarship!


APHA August 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 9/3/2020


Member Feature: Burkhard Hansen

Posted on 9/2/2020
Get to know APHA Member, Burkhard Hansen of CarbonLite.


Passive House Profile: Thornleigh Passivhaus

Posted on 9/2/2020
Sydney's first Passive House - This compact two storey home enjoys views of a giant tallowood tree.


Welcome Back to the APHA Board, Darren O'Dea!

Posted on 8/6/2020
Welcome Christie Hartfiel, our new ACT Chapter Rep!


Welcome Christie Hartfiel, New ACT Chapter Rep!

Posted on 8/5/2020
Welcome Christie Hartfiel, our new ACT Chapter Rep!


Clare Parry: Now that I live in a Passive House, I never want to move

Posted on 7/20/2020
By Poppy Johnston and Tina Perinotto, Fifth Estate 16 July 2020


Women Driving the Passive House Industry

Posted on 7/16/2020
An IPHA blog highlighting the remarkable women in the Passive House industry, inc. Bethany Mercieca.


Passive House Profile: PassivLaneway

Posted on 7/16/2020
Sydney's third Passive House - a compact granny flat above an elegant garage on the Northern Beaches


Tips on how to plug "energy leaks" and drive down power bills

Posted on 7/13/2020
ABC Radio chats with APHA WA Rep Don Fini on energy saving tips that make a home more comfortable.


APHA June 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 7/8/2020


Passive House Profile: Vanquish

Posted on 7/8/2020
Introducing Australia’s largest architectural home targeting full Passive House Plus certification


Passive House in the News!

Posted on 7/6/2020
Enjoy an article in HIA's NSW Building News magazine on Passive House.


APHA May 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 6/11/2020


IPHA Press Release

Posted on 6/8/2020
Building the Future - Sustainably!


ASBEC Media Release | 26 May 2020

Posted on 6/5/2020
Building Tomorrow’s Homes for the post-COVID economy.


Sanctuary Magazine - The Climate Resilient Design Issue

Posted on 6/4/2020
A special issue on design for a changing climate. Includes an article on Passive House for schools!


PHINZ Appoints a CEO!

Posted on 6/4/2020
Introducing the new CEO of Passive House Institute of New Zealand!


Off the Ground

Posted on 5/13/2020
by Steven Cuthburt, as published in Ecolibrium April 2020 | The Official Journal of AIRAH


APHA April 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 5/11/2020


Earth Day 2020

Posted on 4/22/2020
We are joining in the celebration marking 50 years of Earth Day!


APHA March 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 4/3/2020


The Passive House Standard: RMIT Podcast

Posted on 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

Posted on 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


COVID-19 and SPPHC 2020

Posted on 3/16/2020
An important message regarding COVID-19 and the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020.


APHA February 2020 Newsletter

Posted on 3/9/2020


2020 State Chapter and Volunteer Leaders Announcements

Posted on 3/4/2020
The APHA Board is delighted to announce the APHA Chapter and Volunteer Leads for 2020!


Passive House: Home Learning Resources

Posted on 2/19/2020
by Passive House Trust UK


The 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Posted on 2/19/2020
APHA Board Member, Kate Nason, was the recipient for the proposal to research how the Passive House Standard is being adopted by architects, policy makers and the broader industry to help curb carbon emissions in buildings and create a more resilient


The Fern: Building an Urban Sanctuary - An Interview with Oliver Steele

Posted on 2/12/2020
Oliver Steele on The Fern: Building an Urban Sanctuary


ABC's 7:30 Report: Passive House

Posted on 1/29/2020
Passive House in the news!


Bank Australia's Clean Energy Home Loan

Posted on 1/29/2020
We are delighted to share that Passive House Certification meets the criteria for a Clean Energy Home Loan.


APHA 2019/2020 Summer Edition

Posted on 1/15/2020


Member Feature: Joe Merceica

Posted on 12/11/2019
Get to know Joe Merceica, owner of Blue Eco Homes and our newest APHA Board Member!


APHA November 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 12/11/2019


Interview with APHA CEO, Paul Wall

Posted on 12/5/2019
Getting Geared Up for the 2020 South Pacific Passive House Conference: An Interview with the Australian Passive House Association CEO, Paul Wall


The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council Update

Posted on 12/5/2019
Find out more about the presentation given by APHA Chairperson, Chris Nunn, at the ASBEC Meeting held on 3 December 2019.


AGM Board Election 2019

Posted on 12/5/2019
Discover the outcome of the 2019 APHA Board Elections!


APHA Annual General Meeting 2019

Posted on 11/14/2019
We welcome all members to attend the APHA Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Monday 25 November, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


APHA October 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 10/26/2019


Sustainable House Day - Volunteer Call out

Posted on 9/11/2019
Take a peek inside some inspiring Passive homes this Sept 15 when SHD 2019 is on.  To volunteer at a PH opening email admin@passivehouseaustralia.org


WA Chapter Catch Up and Stiebel Eltron Visit

Posted on 9/11/2019
Join the WA Chapter for a coffee catch up and Stiebel Eltron visit this Friday 13th Sept.


AUGUST 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 8/30/2019


SEPTEMBER 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 8/30/2019


NSW Gets its First Passive House Homes

Posted on 8/27/2019
New South Wales now has two Passive House certified buildings. There’s now a certified Passive House in Thornleigh, on Sydney’s upper north shore, and another in the Blue Mountains. Read this article in the Fifth Estate to find out more.


South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 announcement

Posted on 8/8/2019
It's on again! Following a highly successful NZ conference, SPPHC 2020 is coming to you for the first time from Sydney! We’ve booked the iconic UNSW Roundhouse so get ready for a packed program - visit our conference website in the link for details


APHA JULY 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 7/31/2019


Technical Working Group Monitoring Campaign

Posted on 7/30/2019
Please also see Cameron Munro's membership highlight for more information on the technical working group's monitoring campaign to promote Passivhaus' thermal comfort benefits in comparison with the current building stock.


Meet our 1st PH Exchange Melbourne Speaker - John Beurle

Posted on 7/25/2019
John will share his journey from an empty block to a house he loves and share key lessons learned. From straw, to windows to a fire, airtightness and AirBnB.


APHA & IBPSA Australasia - Networking Event

Posted on 7/17/2019
Come and join us on 3/10 at 5.30 for the APHA and IBPSA Networking event to network and share knowledge with the built environment industry professionals.


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 adelaide@passivehouseaustralia.org or 0412 550116


WA Chapter Catch up June 2019

Posted on 6/30/2019
Our WA Chapter led by Nathan Coote (far left) met recently to share ideas and info on promoting PH in WA. Conncet with them via perth@passivehouseaustralia.org


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 https://passivehouseplus.ie/


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


Passivhaus (Passive House) in Australian Climates

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


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' home more expensive to build but cheaper to run, achieves highest bushfire risk rating

Posted on 4/17/2019
Australia's first passive house built to the highest bushfire rating has been unveiled in the midst of an early start to the bushfire season, as experts gather to advise residents on fire safety.


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,


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.


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


Oliver Steele of Steele Associates discusses Australian building codes and apartment design

Posted on 1/31/2019
Oliver Steele of Steele Associates discusses Australian building codes and apartment design


APHA January 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 1/31/2019


My night in Australia’s first Passive House apartment block

Posted on 1/31/2019
Read journalist Poppy Johnson review of her overnight experience of the Fern Apartments


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


The Fern, Australia’s first Passivhaus apartments, hit the market

Posted on 1/31/2019
It is rare for new developments to be owned, designed and built by the same person, but that is how a game-changing new apartment block in Sydney got off the ground


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 July Newsletter 2019

Posted on 11/2/2018


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


Australia's first Passive House apartment opens in Redfern

Posted on 7/17/2018
Australia's first Passive House Certified apartment building, The Fern, has opened in the Sydney suburb of Redfern.


Why I want to live in a Passive House

Posted on 7/17/2018
by Kylie Mills


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 House is on the Rise in Australia

Posted on 5/15/2018
by Andy Marlow


Gillies Hall on Monash University’s Peninsula campus competes for Vic Premier’s Sustainability Award

Posted on 5/15/2018
A six-level, 150-bed residential accommodation complex, Gillies Hall byJCB Architects– named in honour of Monash alumnus, political satirist, actor and director Dr Max Gillies – is the first large scale building in Australia to achieve Passive House


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