SPPHC2020 Programme inside! Explore our range of online courses, SPPHC2020 updates, 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 you to take part in, don't hesitate to contact us or check out our website for more details. Discover more below!

SOUTH PACIFIC PASSIVE HOUSE CONFERENCE 2020

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Conference Programme

Explore our conference programme and discover more about the presentations from our international keynote speakers and local industry experts!

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Virtual Trade Show Programme

Discover the Virtual Trade Show programme and get to know our Sponsors! The Virtual Trade Show will be accessible virtually for the full 5-day duration of the conference and landing pages live for all exhibitors for the remainder of 2020, with some extending well into 2021. With just the click of a button, the interactive floor plan will seamlessly divert delegates and  through to a myriad of information about the products and professionals they are learning more about.

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Sponsorship

There is still time to sponsor SPPHC 2020! There are number of ways that you can get involved and be a key partner and change-maker in our industry.

Explore more in our Sponsorship Opportunities document in the link below and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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Purchase SPPHC 2020 Tickets at our Discounted Price!

This year's conference is not to be missed!

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Interview with International Keynote Bronwyn Barry

Bronwyn Barry has had a massive impact on Passive House internationally. A certified Passive House Designer and registered architect based in San Francisco, she is also a founding member of both Passive House California and the North American Passive House Network. She served as the Chair of the Passipedia Committee for the International Passive House Association and currently serves as President of the North American Passive House Network.
Find out more about Bronwyn and her upcoming presentation at SPPHC 2020!

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EDUCATION

An Introduction to Passive House

Hosted by APHA and GBCA

This masterclass, developed by APHA and the Green Building Council of Australia, is perfect for those who are new to the Passive House standard and want to know more – whether a developer, architect, engineer, or contractor.

The online course, presented by Jessica Hogg, will be held over two sessions from 9:30am-12:30pm, 8 and 14 September 2020.

APHA Members will receive the Member discounted price! Find out more in the link below.

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Passive House Glazing: Strategy, Technicalities, and Delivery

Window design, procurement, and installation can be a challenge at the best of times. For those striving for Passive House window perfection, additional challenges are inevitable as the local supply and construction market struggle to keep up with the aspirations of high-performance design.

This online course, presented by Darren O'Dea, will be held in three sessions over three days from 12:30pm-2pm, 27-29 October 2020. 

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EVENTS

Certified Passive House Tour

Hosted by ISMART Building Group

Want to take a free tour of a Passive House?

ISMART Building Group are hosting a tour of a home at lock up stage in White Gum Valley, Western Australia, that will offer real insight into how energy efficient homes are manufactured and built. Presentation and light refreshments to follow.

Discover more here.

APHA MEMBER ACCESS

APHA Webinar Series Recordings

Browse our archive of recorded APHA Webinar Series events, including the popular Smoke Control for Passive Houses (Joel Seagren and Cameron Smith), Passive House: What's It Worth? (Andy Marlow), and our recent Passive House Windows: Don't Waste Your Money! (Harley Truong).

Members - be sure to log in to our website to access these recordings.

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APHA Members Exchange

Facebook Discussion Group

Members: Have you joined our APHA Members only Facebook discussion group yet? This is a valuable resource for sharing ideas, ask questions, and benefit from the wealth of high level APHA Member community experience and knowledge.

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PASSIVE HOUSE PROFILE

Introducing Balgowlah CLT Passive House

This 2-storey extension to an existing house from the late 1920's was erected in the backyard while the client occupied the existing house.
Retaining the large established gum trees on site while maintaining privacy shaped the building form.
The cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure was prefabricated onsite, including the stair and cut-outs for lighting, power, and equipment - all installed in just 15 hours!

Click here to find out more (and view a time lapse video!).  

APHA NEWS & UPDATES

APHA Member Profile: Burkhard Hansen

With almost two decades’ experience in Passive House construction and precision prefabrication, Burkhard Hansen is one of the most experienced Passive House builders in Australia.

Find out more here.

Have You Seen Our New Online Resources?

Our website now features a brand new section for online resources, including the NCC 2019 Toilet Ventilation Report. The Condensation Management Report is also coming soon!

Explore more here.

Introduction to Passive House

Discover more about Passive House with our answers to the most common questions we received in our recent Introduction to Passive House webinar!  

Find the answers here.

International Passive House Association Virtual Open Days 6-8 November 2020

Register your Passive House to feature in the iPHA open days and share your knowledge and experiences! You can submit a video tour or take part in the various virtual activities on offer. 

Discover more here.

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!

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Tell Us About Your Passive House!

Are you an APHA member building or living in a Passive House? Would you  like to host a virtual tour or star in our Passive House Profile and show off the features and benefits?

We want to hear all about it! All stages of construction welcome for tours.

Contact us today!

Coming Soon - Passive House Tour

APHA Member, SCHVAC Solutions, are planning a tour of a Wollongong Passive House once the membranes and mechanical systems are installed. This will give you a chance to view a Passive House before the plasterboard gets installed.

Coming Soon - Passive House Tour

Our APHA Melbourne Representative, Simone Schenkel, will be hosting a tour of a Passive House project alongside builder Devin Grant of Granted Constructions, that will just have had its SIPs (Structured Insulated Panels) installed. More details to come!

International Passive House Conference 2020 - NOW VIRTUAL!

The conference will now be held virtually on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 17 September and 8 October. This year's conference theme is 'How we Build the Future - Sustainably'.

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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 at 7am AEST every Thursday.

The Guide to Passive House Building

 

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 or create a free account on our website for access.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

"Now I live in a Passive House, I never want to move!"

"People will start to see what can be done, and start asking 'why aren't we doing this?"

Clare Parry, Principal at Grün Consulting and Founder of the Australian Passive House Association, sat down with The Fifth Estate last month to talk about the benefits of living in her own Passive House.

Read the article here.

Women Driving the Passive Industry

We love the latest interview series from iPHA, which highlights the remarkable women working in the Passive House community.

The third interview is with Australian trainee Carpenter, Bethany Merceica of Blue Eco Homes.

Read the article here.

Building the Future - Sustainably!

A Virtual Press Conference with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Feist of Passive House Institute

Passive House Institute Founder, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Feist, held a press conference on 19 May, where he provided insight into the global building industry today and what it could be tomorrow: sustainable, comfortable, and healthy.

View a recording of the virtual press conference and browse presentation slides here.

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.

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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'.

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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.

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PASSIVE HOUSE TRAINING

Smart Plus Academy

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. 

Box Hill Institute

Learn the methodology to design and construct thermally-efficient buildings. Whether you are a tradesperson or a designer, these Passive House short courses will equip you with an internationally recognised qualification for creating energy-efficient buildings.

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