Introducing the APHA Jobs Board

COMING SOON - APHA JOBS BOARD!

The APHA Jobs Board is a valuable tool for both employers and those looking for their next role or internship in the industry.

APHA Members can supply the details of job and internship opportunities for inclusion on our board, free of charge!

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APHA NEWS

PASSIVBLOG | The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

For tradies and builders wanting to demonstrate how they both play by the rules and deliver workmanship that lifts the game, the challenge is how to prove their expertise to consumers who have lost faith in the industry.

In our first Passivblog article, The Sharpest Tool in the Shed: Tradies Taking the Lead, we explore how Passive House offers Tradies ways to kick multiple goals – demonstrable quality of workmanship and finish and homes that feel better, cost less to live in, and are healthier for occupants.
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Passive House Profile

Fiddleback House, North Victoria
Fiddleback House provides a young family with contemporary living in a carbon positive certified Passive House, that respects the pristine alpine environment of its surrounds.

Through intelligent design and collaborative decision making, Fiddleback House is a striking example of an affordable home that meets world-leading standards in sustainability and comfort.

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APHA Member Profile

Meet Kevin Swain of Peak Building Performance, our latest APHA Member Profile.

Originally from England, Kevin now lives in Canberra ACT, working on his own Passive House retrofit and volunteering in a community project converting a shed to an energy efficient, sustainable building.
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APHA Annual General Meeting

We would like to welcome all APHA Members to attend the APHA Annual General Meeting, to be held on Monday 8 November 2021 from 5.30pm. The agenda will include nominations sought and elections held for five additional board director positions. Nominations must be submitted by 8 October.
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INDUSTRY NEWS

Architect and Certified Passive House Designer Andy Marlow of Envirotecture, shares his insights into indoor air quality in increasingly airtight homes in the latest Sanctuary magazine.
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Read the Sydney Morning Herald article on Passive House, which includes comments by NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, APHA Chairperson and Passive House homeowner, Chris Nunn, and the homeowners of the IPHA Passive House Award finalist, CLT Passive House Balgowlah.
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Enjoy a walk through video and time lapse of Asquith Passive House, narrated by Chris Nunn, the homeowner and APHA Chairperson.
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APHA's Victorian Chapter Rep Simone Schenkel appeared on the BuildHer Collective Podcast talking all things Passive House and sustainable, energy efficient design home design.
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Are you a Passive House homeowner?
The International Passive House Association with the Passive House Institute’s training and development team have compiled some tips and tricks to help building users make the most out of their Passive House buildings.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Sustainability Awards Finalists!

These designers and architects represent the innovation, talent, and foresight that continues to drive their industry forward.

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Get all the answers to common questions when choosing windows for a new build, renovation, or retrofit project in a new mini-guide by Talina Edwards Architecture.

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Take a look at a new study, COGfx Study 3: Global Buildings, led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as part of the renowned COGfx Study series, which examines the impact of indoor air quality on how people think and feel.

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EVENTS

Join us for an in-person site tour of Wallaby Hill Passive House, located near Robertson in the stunning NSW Southern Highlands. Built on site by Jarrod Olsen & Co and designed by Envirotecture, this secondary dwelling provides additional accomodation to the main house with an elevated position capturing the picturesque views across the paddocks to the extensive bush beyond.

At the time of the tour the home will be close to weather tight with windows partially installed; a great time to see all the Passive House details.

WHEN: 16 October 2020

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APHA EDUCATION

Due to the high demand and the early filling of our Spring Course we are offering a Summer Session which will extend across the Christmas holidays.

Get all your tutored learning completed before the Christmas break and then work at your own pace through the e-learning modules in December/January.

We will then ramp up again in late January for the exam preparation sessions and target a February exam to ensure you’re prepared and certified in early 2022 to meet pent up demand and become a key contributor to this burgeoning market.

Become an APHA Member today and receive a 5% discount on course costs.

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Discover more about Passive House Certification from the expert, Luc Plowman.
Our Certification Masterclass 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.

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Would you like to become a designPH PRO?
Presenter Marcus Strang shares his tricks, tips, and experiences that will ensure you are maximising your use of this software.
The masterclass will work through a case-study project to demonstrate how to get from sketch design to a preliminary PHPP model in just a few hours.
WHEN: 5pm - 7pm | 26, 27, 28 October 2021

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Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a final Comprehensive Introduction to Passive House Masterclass this year!
This course was developed for those who are new to the Passive House standard and want to know more – whether a developer, architect, engineer, or contractor.
Gain an understanding on how Passive House is different from Section J compliance and explore its suitability for the Australian climate. Discover the key considerations that need to be made throughout each stage of a project and learn from existing Australian buildings that have achieved Passive House certification.

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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.

Why wait? Book today!

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Calling all CPHD Graduates!

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! Contact 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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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, showcasing the features and benefits? We want to hear all about it!
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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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