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APHA NEWS

Why is Building Certification So Important?

Building certification is a quality assurance technique to ensure that the building functions as planned. The building details are carefully and comprehensively examined and the Passive House certification is awarded only if the building meets the respective building certification criteria without exception.
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Passive House Profile

This month's profile breaks all the Passive House rules; poor orientation, sprawling form, complex roofs, too much volume; yet it works like a charm!

It is a demonstration of Passive House at its best, performance driven design showing that, in the right hands, it's a flexible, adaptable standard that can deliver healthy, comfortable buildings on ‘imperfect’ sites.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Perth Passive House record breaking sale!

Western Australia’s second certified Passive House in Scarborough has been sold within just days of being listed. This is a record for this size of block in the Perth suburb.
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The groundbreaking Toiora co-housing project in Dunedin has met all its targets and both buildings have received Passive House certification. The development is both the largest Passive House project in New Zealand to date and the first multi-unit Passive House residential dwelling.
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The results are in for the Glasgow Ice Box Challenge!

Discover how the challenge progressed and how much ice was left remaining in the Passive House Standard box and the box to Scottish Code.
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Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying. Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, warns the IPCC's latest Climate Report.

Find out more about the report, including an infographic that describes the story of three possible warmer worlds.
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Eco-conscious house hunters are eyeing estates in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

New house and land estates are leading the way for residential sustainability, offering a high number of energy efficient listings.

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Want a chance to win a Passive House Scholarship with APHA?

There’s still time to enter the 2021 ArchiTeam Awards, the closing date has been extended until Monday 4 October.

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The Passive House Standard is arguably the world’s most rigorous quality assurance standard for energy efficient buildings.⠀ ⠀

Within the industry and media, there are occasionally claims that buildings meet or exceed the Passive House standard simply because they might include particular features or approaches that are similar to Passive House, but that isn't accurate.

Take a look at the fantastic technical briefing from Passive House Institute New Zealand, Claiming the Passive House Standard

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Sustainable House Day provides the opportunity to explore some of Australia’s most unique and inspiring homes.

With a community of over 40,000 people, this major annual event is a trusted source of expert advice, insight, and peer-to-peer education about building, retrofitting, or renovating sustainably. 

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Passive House Accelerator have compiled a selection of international Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week.

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EVENTS

Did you miss the latest Webinex Talk by Weathertex, Is Passivhaus the Future for Australian House Design?

Catch it now on-demand! Presenters Dick Clarke and Andy Marlow from Envirotecture share insights into the various construction strategies that help deliver cost effective, high performance homes.

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Our partners at Emu Systems recently participated in a North American Passive House Network live webinar 'The Passive Pitch: How to Communicate the Value of Passive House'. The Chief of Emu, Mariana Pickering, details the anatomy of great pitch and discusses the ethics and responsibility we share in communicating expectations.

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Register now for the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2021, hosted by Passive House Institute New Zealand on 25-27 November.

Early bird rates are available now but be quick, these are closing soon.

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The 25th International Passive House Conference will now be taking place exclusively online.
Enjoy the conference by live stream from Wup­per­tal from 10 to 12 Septem­ber 2021 and on­line on 14 and 15 Septem­ber 2021, plus the 30th birth­day cel­eb­ra­tion of the first Pass­ive House, the 25th an­niversary of the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te, and the present­a­tion of the Pass­ive House Award 2021, which will also be held on­line.

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APHA EDUCATION

Have you recently completed a Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course, but not sure where to go from here? We are in the process of constructing a course that bridges the gap from CPHD to first projects, and would like to hear from past students if there is anything further you need to know to tackle your first project with confidence. Perhaps you have questions for an experienced CPHD?

We want to hear from you!

Get in touch with us with any feedback you might have, and please be generous in your responses as they can help us help you make a better world.

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Are you a design/build and construction professional looking to learn the advanced building science skills of the Passive House standard?
Join us for a self-paced, on-demand CPHT course with live, online Trainer Q&A sessions, plus access to live practical training days.

Gain the foundation Passive House Tradesperson knowledge necessary to prepare you to tackle your first Passive House project, as well as write the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam.
Best bit? Become an APHA Member today and receive a 5% discount on course costs!

We have opened up a second round of enrolments for our Spring Course commencing 5 October. Registrations close on 24 September and spaces are limited.

Become Passive House Certified before the end of the year!

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Congratulations to our most recent class of Designer/Consultant students on passing their exam - we had an incredible 99% pass rate!
Join us for the last Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course of 2021, and gain the foundation Passive House design and construction knowledge necessary to prepare you to tackle your first Passive House project.
Become an APHA Member today and receive a 5% discount on course costs.
Registrations close 17 September, don't miss out!

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Kick start your journey into the Passive House Standard with six short courses designed to cover an introduction to Passive House and the key principles.
Participate fully online, at your own pace, and enjoy unlimited opportunities to attempt the assessment questions at the end of each course.
Successful completion of these courses will count towards your CPD points for trade or professional licensing obligations.

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MORE FROM APHA

Become an APHA Member
Sign up today to enjoy the many benefits, including discounts, 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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Are you an APHA Member building or living in a Passive House? Would you like to host a virtual/live tour or star in our Passive House Profile, showcasing the features and benefits? We want to hear all about it! All stages of construction welcome for tours.
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COMING SOON Featured Providers 
Looking for a new way to promote your service or product? The search is over! APHA Featured Providers will be the ultimate resource for the best in the business. Showcase your business with priority placement on our site including a dedicated landing page highlighting your key content and contact details. Discount available for APHA Members, just another reason to jump on board! Stay tuned for more details.

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

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