Enjoy the SPPHC2020 Wrap Up, plus events, webinars, and lots more!


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


November is going to be a huge month full 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!


We would also like to thank you for joining us at the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020!

Don't forget, delegates can access the recorded presentations on the virtual platform on demand until 30 November 2020.

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Did you miss out on this fantastic event? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a full conference recap. Find out more below!


Article by SPPHC Presenter Talina Edwards

Catch up on all the highlights of the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 with presenter and award-winning Architect, Talina Edwards.

Talina has an architectural practice in Ballarat, Victoria, and is passionate about environmentally sustainable design and delivering healthy, high-performing, low-energy buildings. She is an active APHA member, as well as a leader at Australian Architects Declare and the ArchiTeam Advocacy committee.

Talina spent the week of the conference at an (uncertified) Passive House holiday home to fully immerse herself in the content, and kindly shared some of the key take-aways from the event. 

The Passivhaus in Australia book was launched at the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020.

This stunning book records how individual people and organisations have taken bold action, inspired by their commitment to a better world. They have pioneered the adoption of Passivhaus methodology in diverse building types, recording firsts not just in Australia but the southern hemisphere.

Discover more about the launch of APHA's brand new education program commencing first quarter 2021.

Announced at the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020, APHA CEO Paul Wall details the courses and offer and introduces our education partners.


Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new program.

Read the SPPHC 2020 Wrap Up Here



APHA is excited to start delivering in-house Passive House theory training for Tradespersons and Designers in 2021 and are making a call out for practical hands on trainers in all states.

We are looking for:

  • A Certified Passive House Tradesperson
  • Someone keen to build skills and capacity in the Australian market by teaching tradies the practical side of Passive House
  • Who has some workshop space to build training rigs, demonstration frames, etc
  • Available approximately one day per month initially.

Please contact us if this sounds like you!


Passive House Certification Masterclass



Presented by Passive House Certifier, Luc Plowman, Director of Detail Green, this workshop is aimed at Passive House designers who have yet to complete or are in the process of working through their first project for certification.
The course will provide tips and guidance so that the documentation presented for certification is appropriate first time around, as well as providing some PHPP tutoring on areas / worksheets that designers regularly get wrong.
Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the certification process, how the certification process works and adds value to your project
  • What data is required for certification
  • How to present data for certification
  • How not to make common mistakes in the PHPP

Presenter: Luc Plowman | Director of Detail Green and Passive House Certifier

This online course will be held from 12:30pm-2:30pm, 10 & 12 November 2020

Register Here

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, 24, 25, and 26 November 2020. 

Register Here


Join us on the Asquith Passive House Journey

We are delighted to share a Passive House project that we will be following closely in the coming months, a family home in the Northern Sydney suburb of Asquith. The property is also participating as a pilot project for the GBCA's Homes Rating.

Enjoy our feature on the property that includes insights from the architect and owner.

We are starting our journey with a virtual tour, find out more and register at the link below.

WHEN: 3:30pm, Tuesday 24 November 2020

COST: $10.00 APHA Members | $30.00 Non-Members

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Explore this month's Passive House Profile, Suburban Lake Haus, Wanneroo WA

One of only two Certified Passive House Plus Homes delivered in Western Australia to date, both designed and built by APHA Members, Kellett Design Group and ISMART Building Group.

Experience the high levels of health, comfort, energy efficiency and sustainability that a Certified Passive House Plus can provide.

This beautiful home offers first hand evidence of the benefits of Passive House, from its 92% net positive energy use to the 90% reduction in heating and cooling requirements.

Discover more about this stunning property on the Passive House Profile below.

WHEN: 10am-2pm AWST, 21 November 2020

Register Now!


We welcome all APHA members to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Monday 30 November 2020 from 5.30pm. It will be a virtual meeting and access details will be sent by email on the day of the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you then! 


Introducing Suburban Lake Haus Passive House

This innovative project is the second of only two certified Passive House Plus homes built in Western Australia, is a leading example of how architectural innovation combined with Passive House performance delivers beauty with a clear focus on health, sustainability, energy efficiency, comfort, and cost efficiencies.

Located in the busy Northern suburb of Wanneroo, this unassuming block is nestled into a quiet pocket on the Eastern edge of Lake Joondalup Park, a beautiful parkland populated with mature trees and grasslands which opens out to the picturesque Lake Joondalup filled with natural wildlife.

Explore Suburban Lake Haus Passive House at an open home event hosted by the builder, ISMART Building Group, on 21 November 2020. Find out more in our events section above!

Click here to read the Profile!


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.

Browse Now!

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, questions, and benefit from the wealth of high level APHA Member community experience and knowledge.

Join Now!


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

Explore interactive events organised by iPHA, its affiliates, and members! Complementing the range of video tours, there's a mix of live tours, webinars, and plenty of other content to enjoy!

There are also events taking place all week from 3-9 November. Visit iPHA's event calendar to find the registration links and event information.

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!


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!

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.



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.

Explore Online Courses Now!