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Become a Certified Passive House Expert with APHA!


New Format - New Courses - Designed to FIT IN with YOU

Certified PH Designer/Consultant Course

Two LIVE streamed sessions per week (recorded for access to suit your schedule) where Clare Parry, Founder of APHA, will teach you everything you need to know about Passive House Design. Simultaneously learn the PHPP software in an e-learning, self-paced environment. No need to take time off to become an expert in Passive House!

Certified PH Tradesperson Course
Is sustainable building your passion?  APHA's 'tradie learning on tradie times' offers self-paced access to carefully structured e-learning modules. Our weekly, one hour expert check-ins, after work time will keep you on track to success! 
Our goal is giving you accessibility and support to become the best you can be in this field. 

Discover More Here!


Get to Know your New Board Members 

APHA has announced the appointment of two new board members to the board of directors: Rory Martin and Talina Edwards!
Talina, Principal at Talina Edwards Architecture and Certified Passive House Designer, will join our Partnerships and Major Events team. Rory, Sustainability Manager at Frasers Property Australia, is taking up the the role of Company Secretary.
We're looking forward to an exciting 2021 with our incredible team, promoting change by educating, promoting, and supporting the delivery of Certified Passive House buildings in Australia. Discover more about our new Directors here.


Calling For State Chapter & Volunteer Leaders

As volunteers for a not for profit group, our people and time are our most valuable assets. As we continue to adapt and grow, we are looking to grow even more in 2021 to leverage, learn and collaborate with all the wonderful APHA members and volunteers we have around the country. So for all our great Chapter leads and anyone who wishes to take on a more formal role in APHA and represent their state here is your chance! 

Read the post here to learn how you can get involved. 

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!

Did you miss out on the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020?

APHA has organised these online events for 2021 to consist of presentations from the conference! The recorded presentations will be played virtually with the presenter hosting and following a Q+A session. These are not to be missed!

We are pleased to announce the program of the APHA Webinar Series will be hosted on the third Wednesday of every month. 
Register now to secure a spot for our first replay February 17 with Knut Menden as presenter covering the topic of CLT Passive House!

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Would you like to become a designPH PRO? 

Presenter Marcus Strang leads this online workshop where he will share his tricks, tips, and experiences that will ensure you are maximising your use of this software. This workshop will demonstrate how a building model can be rapidly set-up using DesignPH & PHPP to receive preliminary feedback on the energy performance of your building design. 
Providing flexibility to the designer to improve the decision-making process, you will learn how to interrogate the model, optimise the design, and model complex building geometries and shading situations. 

This online workshop will be held in three sessions over three weeks from 5pm-7pm, Tuesdays 2, 9, 16 March 2021.

Register Here


The Architect Victoria Magazine

A publication released quartely by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Insititute of Architects has done a special Climate edition,  guest edited by Stefan Preuss of the Office of the Government Architect (OVGA).

APHA board director for Partnerships and Major Events, Kate Nason contributed an article on page 52 which focuses on Passive House. It is fantastic to see PH beginning to be recognised at a state level!  
Read the publication here. 

Passive House - The key to sustainable buildings! is the slogan for the up-coming 25th International Passive House Conference in Wuppertal, Germany.

Searching for your projects, research and new developments to create an inspiring and varied programme. You have the opportunity to submit your abstract online until the 15th of February, 2021.

Learn more about the procedure, what topics are involved and how to submit your abstract here.


APHA Member Logo 2021

A friendly reminder to members to log in to our website and download our new member logo for 2021.This can be accessed via the member tab and under APHA logo downloads. Be sure to add this to your website and email signatures! 

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 most 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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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.

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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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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.