Member Feature - Burkhard Hansen


With almost two decades’ experience in Passive House construction and precision prefabrication, Burkhard Hansen is one of the most experienced Passive House builder in Australia, and is a long-time member of APHA.

Originally from Germany, Burkhard completed his apprenticeship before gaining further Passive House professional experience as a master craftsman in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, United Kingdom, and New Zealand, before immigrating to Melbourne in 2011.

Burkhard founded CarbonLite in 2013, a company specialising in ultra efficient prefabricated construction and guaranteeing Passive House performance through Passive Haus Institute certified component, PanelLite. Burkhard is a licensed Master Builder and Certified Passive House Tradesperson; as well as an accredited blower door tester.

Burkhard is highly regarded by the Australian building industry as being a figure at the forefront of energy efficient construction. He has always been keen to pass on his knowledge in the interests of developing energy efficient construction and Passive House in Australia. Burkhard is one of the few people in the country who has completed the Train The Trainer course with the Passivhaus Institut in Germany and currently teaches the Passive House Tradesperson Course at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne. Additionally, Burkhard was part of the Steering Committee which developed the Diploma of Project Management for Prefabricated Building Systems.

Discover more about CarbonLite on their website here.