APHA is excited to launch our virtual experience, allowing you to join us online from anywhere in the world. Connect with us on our social channels and website, catch up at virtual events, and learn more about Passive House through our education program and webinars. 

There's no better time to be an APHA Member, with amazing discounts on events, education and training, and software. We have a full program of activites for our community to take part in, don't hesitate to contact us for more information or check out our website for more details. Discover more below!


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

Join Andy Marlow for an online workshop aimed at those relatively new to Passive House, particularly Architects and Building Designers. The workshop, held by live webinar over four sessions, focuses on taking a sketch design for a single house, and uses SketchUp & DesignPH to create geometry for import into the Passive House Planning Package.

WHEN: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesdays evenings 7, 14, 21, and 28 April 2020

COST: $400.00 Members | $500.00 Non-Members

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PH Exchange

Hosted by APHA Chapter Representatives, the very popular PH Exchange will be moving online this April! The event will include presentations by four guest speakers, each followed by a Q&A session.

COST: $10.00 Members | $40.00 Non-Members

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Webinar: Cross Laminated Timber House

Construction is underway on potentially the first Certified Passive House in Tasmania. Made of cross-laminate timber (CLT), this method is well suited to Passive House construction as the insulation is outside the structure, eliminating some of the thermal bridges associated with timber frame construction. A webinar is in the planning stage to share information with APHA Members and the wider community. Stay tuned for more details!


The Passive House Standard

RMIT Podcast

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.
This is a great initiative to introduce the standard to the new and upcoming engineering and architecture generation.

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.

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 State and Chapter Lead Announcement

We are excited to announce the APHA Chapter and Volunteer Leads for 2020!

Congratulations and thanks to all our new Chapter Leaders for their support!
Discover who your local rep is and how you can get in touch here.

APHA Interview Series

We are excited to announce our brand new Interview Series, which offers perspectives from local Passive House experts on a series of topics.

First up, we have 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 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!


Are You Hosting a Passive House Event?

Are you an APHA member with a Passive House event coming up that you would like to us to promote?

Contact [email protected] with the details and we will feature your event in our newsletters, website, and social media!

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.

Learn More!

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'.


Issue Paper Released This Week by ISCA, Climate Works, and ASBEC

Responsible for up to 70% of Australia's emissions, Infrastructure has a critical role to play in a net zero emissions future. The Issues Paper released Wednesday 4 March 2020 outlines how.

Read the Media Release here.

Read the Issues Paper here.

Passive House Training - Tasmania

The Tasmania chapter had a successful training day on 20 March at a workshop owned by one of our builder members, OCONbuilt. Daniel Jakobs from Pro Clima ran two install sessions for weathertight and airtight membranes. Attendees learned lots of tips and tricks, all vital for achieving the required airtightness for Passive House. Justin O’Connor, the Tasmanian representative for Pro Clima, displayed some great products on the market for window installation, such as expanding foam tape.

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 event, which will take place at 10am AEST, Thursday 2 April 2020.

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.

Download now!

The 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Paper

Published this month, APHA Board Member Kate Nason's winning paper on 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 future for urban centres around the world.
Read the full report here ahead of SPPHC 2020 to discover commentary by our international keynote speakers!


Box Hill Passive House Introductory Course

This three day online course will give an insight into Passive House concepts and includes a virtual site visit to a house recently refurbished and extended to Passive House principles. This course is a useful introduction for building designers, architects, engineers, consultants, thermal performance assessors, builders, tradespeople and homeowners seeking to build a highly sustainable home.
People considering studying the technically demanding Passive House Designer/ Consultant course and internationally recognised exam will find this introductory course beneficial in their preparation.

COST: $950.00

DATE: 9:00am-4:00pm Wednesday to Friday, 22-24 April 2020

TRAINERS: Johanna Trickett and Jessica Hogg

Register Now!


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