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

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

APHA WEBINAR SERIES

Passive House Windows: Don't Waste Your Money!

People always complain passive houses are too expensive to build and most of the time, the windows and doors are to blame. It doesn't have to be this way.

Presenter Harley Truong will help you discover how to cost effectively incorporate windows in your next passive house project without compromising on airtightness, health, or aesthetics. This webinar will compare various window systems, glazing types and installation methods to help you make better design decisions.

WHEN: 1pm-2pm, 17 June 2020

COST: $10.00 Members | $30.00 Non-Members

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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) and Passive House: What's It Worth? (Andy Marlow).

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

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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PASSIVE HOUSE PROFILE

Introducing Vanquish

Australia’s largest architectural home with full passive house certification.

Solaire Properties have provided us with a link to a short introductory video on the features and making of one of the latest Passive Houses in Australia. 

Click here to find out more! 

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APHA NEWS & UPDATES

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.

Webinex Webinars:

Passive House Movement in Australia

If you’re thinking of building, designing or living in a Passive Home or want to know more about this topic, join Weathertex together with Andy Marlow (APHA Director, Director Envirotecture and Passivhaus Design & Construct) and Harley Weston (Director Solaire Properties).

Register for free with Weathertex to view the webinar here.

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

Shoot a video of your Passive House project and share it with the world!

In order to provide a digital alternative for the Passive House Open Days, IPHA needs your help! To enable ‘visitors’ to experience the benefits of Passive House buildings, they are collecting video tours of Passive House buildings. Owners can show off their projects in these short clips.

Find our more here, and be sure to tune in to the IPHA website and social media to view the videos on 26-28 June 2020.

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.

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! 

Introducing the new PHINZ CEO!

The Passive House Institute New Zealand has just announced the appointment of Amy Tankard to the position of Chief Executive. 

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ASBEC Media Release | 26 May 2020

Building Tomorrow’s Homes for the Post-COVID Economy

The COVID-19 crisis means that business as usual is not an option for Australia’s construction sector. If we start laying the foundations to build Tomorrow’s Homes now, Australians can enjoy a revitalised post-COVID economy, healthier homes, and lower energy bills into the future.

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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.

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 2020 Virtual Conference

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

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!
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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

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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