Explore our range of online courses and events, plus all the latest industry news!


There's no better time to be an APHA Member, with amazing discounts on our virtual events, online training, and software. Check out our new Member Access section below for members only content and updates!

We have a full program of activities for our community to take part in, don't hesitate to contact us or check out our website for more details. Discover more below!


Advanced MVHR Ventilation Workshop.

Join Joel Seagren for a comprehensive online workshop held by live webinar over four sessions in two weeks. This course is ideal for those who are looking to learn some advanced Passive House ventilation design concepts. These include criteria for ERV v's HRV exchanger selection, strategies for dehumidification, and noise control.

WHEN: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings-19, 21, 26, and 28 May 2020

COST: $400.00 Members | $500.00 Non-Members

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Introduction to Passive House

Hosted by Johanna Trickett, this online course is perfect for those who are new to Passive House and want to gain a deeper understanding. Conveniently held by live webinar over four sessions in four weeks. 

WHEN: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tuesdays

26 May-16 June 2020

COST: $400.00 Members | $500.00 Non-Members

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Article: The Smoke Infiltration Situation

In the aftermath of this year's devastating bushfire events, Cameron Munro and Joel Seagren analyse the impact of bushfire smoke and its effect on indoor air quality. APHA Members, make sure you are logged in to your account to access this article.

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APHA Members Exchange

Facebook Discussion Group

We have launched a new APHA Members only Facebook discussion group. This will be a valuable resource - an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and benefit from the wealth of high level APHA Member community experience and knowledge.

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Formal CPD Day Webinar: An Introduction to the Passive House Standard

This free online webinar, presented by APHA Directors Johanna Trickett and Kate Nason, is a great starting point for those who are new to Passive House. Apply your Architects Registration Number when registering to receive one formal CPD point!

WHEN: 4:45pm, 21 May 2020

COST: Free!

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The Green Building Council of Australia

Future Homes Webinar

This webinar provides a platform to showcase a coordinated industry action plan to drive the transition to sustainable homes. In addition GBCA will be launching their strategy for their Future Homes program.

WHEN: 12:30-1:45pm, 7 May 2020

Register now!


SPPHC 2020 Update

APHA has been closely monitoring the response to COVID 19 from an industry and regulatory perspective, and there are significant restrictions being implemented daily.

In response to this, we have made the decision to postpone the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 and the new date will be October 8-11, 2020. Please read statement from APHA CEO, Paul Wall, here.

APHA Interview Series

Our new Interview Series offers perspectives from local Passive House experts on a series of topics.

Ahead of our MVHR Workshop in May, enjoy An Introduction to MVHR Systems with APHA Director, Joel Seagren.

Click here to view the video on our YouTube channel.

Subscribe now to stay up to date with the latest APHA videos!

Become a Passive House Member!

Sign up today to enjoy the many benefits, including professional development and networking opportunities, access to technical documents, IPHA and Passipedia membership, member logos, inclusion in our Find a Professional directory, and much more!


Do you have Passive House News?

Are you an APHA member with a Passive House event coming up that you would like to us to promote? Or perhaps you featured in the media, or had an article on Passive House published?

Contact us with the details and we will feature your news in our newsletters, website, and social media!

Passive House Trust UK: Teaching Resources

Finding homeschooling a bit of a challenge? Or maybe you're looking to take it to the next level?

Explore a range of teaching resources and activities by Passive House Trust UK that have become popular with those in the construction industry and science sectors.


Global Passive House Happy Hour

Join Passive House Accelerator for a virtual toast! Enjoy presentations and networking with other Passive House enthusiasts across the globe. Click here to learn more and register for this free weekly event, which take place on Thursdays 7am AEST.

International Passive House Conference 2020

Held in Berlin, Germany, from 20-22 September 2020, this year's conference theme is 'How we Build the Future - Sustainably'.


Does Passive House Design Increase the Risk of Indoor Mould?

Is building an airtight dwelling in some of Australia's humid coastal areas not looking for a mould problem down the line?
The team at Knauff tackle this common Passive House question.

Read the article here.

The Guide to Passive House Building is available now!


Prepared by APHA, our guide outlines the process and resources that will enable you to become a successful Passive House developer.

Make sure you are logged in to our website for access.



The Passive House Standard

RMIT Podcast

APHA board directors for Partnerships and Major Events, Kate Nason and Johanna Trickett, joined Dr Cameron Stanley of RMIT University, in a podcast interview about the Passive House standard. This is a great initiative to introduce the standard to the new and upcoming engineering and architecture generation.

Listen ahead of our Introduction to Passive House webinars this May!

Australia's First Non-Residential Passive House!

Canberra Childcare, Torrens Early Learning, has received the first non-residential Passive House certification in Australia!

It also achieved the prestigious Passive House Premium standard, and is one of the top 14 most energy efficient buildings in the world.

Discover more about this incredible building (that costs only $3.00 a month to run!) here.

Passive House in the Media!

Don't miss the ABC’s 7.30 Report featuring a segment on Passive House, titled 'Passive Homes helping to cut energy bills'.


Bank Australia's Clean Energy Home Loan

Thanks to a great collaboration between Bank Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), owning a passive home could be more attainable for more Australians.



Certified Passive House Training

 Smart Plus Academy's Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant and Tradesperson courses are now online! Spaces are limited, so be sure to register soon to reserve your space!

Smart Plus Academy now also offers two new free online courses, The Benefits of Living in a Passive House and Why Passive House is the First Step. 

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