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 you to take part in, don't hesitate to contact us or check out our website for more details. Discover more below!

APHA EDUCATION

Thermal Bridges Workshop

SOLD OUT!

Drawing the thermal bridge in THERM or Flixo or some other tool is pretty easy; the important bit is understanding what to draw and when you need to.

Join Jason Quinn for a comprehensive virtual workshop held by live webinar over two sessions.

Click on the button below to find out more, plus a link to some free online pre-reading!

WHEN: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday and Thursday, 14 & 16 July 2020

COST: $250.00 Members | $300.00 Non-Members

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EVENTS

DESIGN MATTERS

Passive House Webinar Series

Design Matters are hosting three webinars on Passive House with some fantastic speakers, including Joel Seagren, Simone Schenkel, Sven Maxa, John Konstantakopolous, Elrond Burrell, and Luc Plowman.

These will each earn you one CPD point! Discover more at the links below:

Introduction to Passive House

A Review of Local Passive House Projects

International Passive House Projects 

APHA MEMBER ACCESS

IPHA Member Information Pack

Do you hold Individual or Company level APHA Membership? Did you know that includes free membership to the International Passive House Association? Click here to download brochures, logos, and other Members only items from IPHA. You will need to log in to access these files.

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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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

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 PassivLaneway

Sydney's third certified Passive House!

Architects and Building Designers, Envirotecture, have provided us with photos and details on the features of one of the latest Passive Houses in Australia. 

Click here to find out more!  

APHA NEWS & UPDATES

Passive House in the News!

Congratulations to Blue Eco Homes who recently featured in the HIA publication, Building News.

It's a great promotion for Passive House and features their stunning certified Passive House in the Blue Mountains that is also built to BAL-FZ, the highest Bushfire Attack Levels regulation. Click here to read the full article.

International Passive House Association Virtual Open Days 26-28 June 2020

We hope you enjoyed the mid-year Passive House Open Days hosted by The International Passive House Association from 26-28 June.

If you haven't already, this is your chance to take a virtual tour of over 50 Passive Houses around the world.

Enjoy the videos here.

SPPHC 2020 Update

The South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 will be held on 8-11 October 2020.

Stay tuned for more updates on programme and events in the coming weeks!

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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Would you Like to Host a Virtual Passive House Tour?

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

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

Contact us with the details and a date that suits you to host a virtual tour.

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!

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.

Watch APHA Director Kate Nason's presentation on 27 May 2020 here on the Accelerator's YouTube Channel!

International Passive House Conference 2020 - NOW VIRTUAL!

The conference will now be held virtually on a date to be confirmed in September 2020. This year's conference theme is 'How we Build the Future - Sustainably'.

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North American Passive House Network Virtual Conference 2020

Join NAPHN on 24 June-29 July for an interactive online building conference. Achieve clarity about the role of Passive House, in conversation with building developers who’ve done it. Learn the inside story from industry leaders and Passive House Institute research scientists. Discover opportunities to leverage changing public policies, consumer awareness, and industry competence, to make built environments that support the business and life goals most meaningful to you.

Discover more here.

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

Passive House Industry Announcements

Congratulations to the teams behind these two award winning Passive Houses:

Sanctuary Magazine: Climate Resilient Design Special Issue

Explore the latest Sanctuary magazine special issue on climate resilient design (and don't miss the feature on Passive House for schools)!

Read this and other great Passive House articles on our website 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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