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South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020

We are counting down to SPPHC 2020 - only 7 DAYS TO GO before registration closes on 8 October 2020! Have you signed up yet?

Read on for all the latest conference information, how you can earn 32 CEPH points, plus an opportunity to get to know our speakers, panelists, and keynotes!

Please click here for the conference program. And remember, if you miss a session, the presentations are all available on-demand for you to enjoy at your convenience!


We would like to thank our Sponsors, and look forward to enjoying their presentations and practical demonstrations at our Trade Show.

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Comprising four days of afternoon conference sessions (1:30pm – 5:30pm), SPPHC 2020 will feature four international keynote speakers who have each made huge contributions to the Passive House industry. As have our local industry experts, who will be presenting on the enormous potential of good design and the importance of action in the building sector for a sustainable energy future. Engage with our presenters and panelists who will be all be online to answer your questions and continue the discussion via live chat while their presentations air.

Delegates will also receive 32 CEPH points for attending this event!

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Discover the Virtual Trade Show programme for the latest products and services, expert demonstrations, networking opportunities, and even a site tour a Passive House under construction!

The Virtual Trade Show will be accessible virtually for the full 5-day duration of the conference and landing pages live for all exhibitors for the remainder of 2020, with some extending well into 2021. With just the click of a button, the interactive floor plan will seamlessly divert delegates and  through to a myriad of information about the products and professionals they are learning more about.

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Interview with International Keynote Sebastian Moreno-Vacca

Architect Sebastian Moreno-Vacca has contributed greatly to the world of Passive House. He created Belgium's 'be.passive' magazine and was integral to the establishment of a mandatory Passive House standard in the Brussels region during his seven-year presidency at the PassivHaus Platform. Today Sebastian splits his time between his Brussels office and a new venture he co-founded in New York, A2M Architects, and since 2007 he teaches architecture at ULB (the Free University of Brussels).
Find out more about Sebastian and his upcoming presentation titled The New Performance Needs of a Changing World at SPPHC 2020!

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Interview with International Keynote Bronwyn Barry

Bronwyn Barry has had a massive impact on Passive House internationally. A certified Passive House Designer and registered architect based in San Francisco, she is also a founding member of both Passive House California and the North American Passive House Network. She served as the Chair of the Passipedia Committee for the International Passive House Association and currently serves as President of the North American Passive House Network.
Find out more about Bronwyn and her upcoming presentation titled Policy Onramps; Using Passive House to Accelerate Building Decarbonisation at SPPHC 2020!

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Our other international keynote speakers are:


Professor Dr. Wolfgang Feist, Founder of the International Passive House Association

Official SPPHC 2020 Opening


Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner for the City of Vancouver

TOPIC: International Best Practice Policy Drivers


Matheo Durfeld, BC Passive House

TOPIC: How We Created BC Passive House: A Construction Industry Success Story


Get to Know our Conference Speakers and Panelists

Four days, over 50 speakers and panelists, 35 presentations, four international keynotes, plus daily networking opportunities - SPPHC 2020 is not to be missed!

Find out more about our impressive local expert presenters and panelists, and look forward to meeting them to continue the discussion and Q+A online via live chat!

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Our July Passive House Profile featured this compact two-storey home that replaces a defunct cottage. The living spaces are orientated to enjoy the view of the tallowwood tree that is at the geometric heart of the site.

Architect Andy Marlow will be hosting a presentation on this property at the 2020 South Pacific Passive House Conference.



Our latest APHA member profile shone the spotlight on Burkhard Hansen, who has almost two decades’ experience in Passive House construction and precision prefabrication. Burkhard is one of the most experienced Passive House builder in Australia. He is a licensed Master Builder and Certified Passive House Tradesperson; as well as an accredited blower door tester.

Burkhard will be holding a presentation titled Passive House for Affordable Housing at SPPHC.


Q&A With Oliver Steele on The Fern

We sat down with Oliver Steele of Steele Associates Architects, the building’s architect, builder and developer, to chat about this cutting-edge, net-positive Passive House building. Oliver tells us what it was like to break new ground and lead this monumental Australian Passive House project.

Oliver will be hosting a presentation on The Fern at the 2020 South Pacific Passive House Conference.



Our August Passive House Profile, this cross laminated timber (CLT) structure was prefabricated offsite, including the stair and cut-outs for lighting, power, and equipment, and installed in just 15 hours!

Knut Menden will be holding a presentation on this CLT property at our upcoming conference - just one of many impressive presentations at SPPHC2020!