APHA events on offer


Scroll down to our our range of events on offer. To view our events calendar and register please visit the link here. If you are interested in Certified Passive House Training please visit our page here.


South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020


The South Pacific Passive House Conference is held alternately in Australia and New Zealand, in conjunction with Passive House New Zealand (PHINZ), and features presentations, workshops, site tours and networking opportunities. Following a highly successful New Zealand SPPHC 2019 in Wellington, SPPHC 2020 is coming to you for the first time ever from Sydney! 

We hope you will join us on 8-11 October 2020 for what promises to be a landmark event. Stay informed by visiting our conference website where you can take advantage of some fantastic ticket offers, subscribe to updates, and get in touch with any questions.


The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Training 101 - Sketch to Feasibility Workshop

Facilitated by Andy Marlow (APHA, Envirotecture, Passivhaus Design & Construct) this popular one day workshop is aimed at those relatively new to passive house, especially architects and building designers.

Here's what one happy Sydney trainee had to say about the course - "Really fantastic as a refresher following the designer course - was easy to understand - would definitely attend something similar at an intermediate level - and recommend this to anyone interested both prior and post the designer course."

The workshop focuses on taking a sketch design for a single house, use SketchUp & DesignPH to create geometry for import into the Passive House Planning Package. Data will be manipulated within PHPP to assess initial project feasibility.

Learning Outcomes

  • Attendees will learn how to translate sketch design into a functioning PHPP model
  • Assess feasibility swiftly with PHPP modeling
  • An understanding of DesignPH
  • An understanding of the structure of PHPP
  • An understanding of the key worksheets that enable project viability to be understood at an early stage.

Assumed Knowledge

An understanding of Passive House is required while some familiarity with PHPP (familiar with interface) & SketchUp basics would be useful but not critical.


Attendees will need DesignPH, SketchUp, and PHPP v9.6 loaded on own laptop.

Delivery Method

The course will be delivered by live webinar over four sessions.


APHA members - $400.00
Non-members - $500.00 (log in or create a free account to purchase)
Students - $75.00 (FULL TIME ONLY)

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Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce the program of the APHA Webinar Series to be hosted on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This series will be on-going and more topics will be added soon. If you have any suggestions for topics please drop us a line at admin@passivehouseaustralia.org.



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30 January 2020

Smoke Control for Passive Houses

12pm - 1pm


Joel Seagren and Cameron Munro


26 February 2020

SPPHC 2020: Why This is Not to be Missed!

12pm - 1pm


Paul Wall - APHA CEO


June 2020

Passive House Windows: Don't Waste Your Money

1pm - 2pm AEST

Harley Truong
Certified Passive House Designer, Logikhaus


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PH Exchange


This very popular event offers the opportunity for a line up of presenters to showcase their real-life Passive House project in order to share their experience of what has and hasn't worked. Offering insights, successes and challenges from across the industry. Past events have focussed on the perspectives of architects, builders, researchers and owners. The Exchange will also offer a platform to ask others in the PH community for advice.
The purpose of this event is the exchange of knowledge so that we may all help each other achieve the collective mission of better quality buildings. The discussion is guided and it isn't a platform to promote or pitch projects or specific products.  
Each speaker will have 10 minutes to speak followed by 10 minutes of Q&A time. If you would like to showcase your project at a PH Exchange event please get in touch at admin@passivehouseaustralia.org.


Members: $10.00

Non-members: $40.00


Site Tours


Site tours are the perfect opportunity to see a Passive House or project in person, and in most cases have the chance to speak with the designer, builder, or owner. If you would like to open your Passive House project for an APHA Site Tour please get in touch at admin@passivehouseaustralia.org.