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South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020

In just over three short months, the 2020 South Pacific Passive House Conference (SPPHC 2020) will be taking place at the University of New South Wales’ Roundhouse in Sydney.

 

We are excited to confirm three keynote speakers so far who have made huge contributions to the Passive House industry:

  • Bronwyn Barry: President of the North American Passive House Association
  • Chris Higgins: Green Building Planner for City of Vancouver
  • Sebastian Moreno-Vacca: Founder of MMA Architects New York and co-founder of be.passive magazine.

Find out more about our keynote speakers here. We will be announcing more guest speakers soon.

 

Discover more important conference updates below to keep you in the loop and help you get ready for this exciting event!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPPHC 2020 SPONSORS

AND TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS

Thank you to the South Pacific Passive House Conference Sponsors and Trade Show Exhibitors!

Interested in being a sponsor or exhibiting your product alongside these leading brands that have already locked in their spot? Email admin@passivehouseaustralia.org for more details - but hurry, spots are filling fast!

THE FERN: BUILDING AN URBAN SANCTUARY

A Q&A WITH OLIVER STEELE

Described as Sydney’s urban oasis, The Fern is the southern hemisphere’s first Passive House apartment building, and it’s certainly been making headlines.


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 that was finished just last year. 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 on Friday, 29 May 2020.

Click here to read the full interview!

TRAINING DAY - THURSDAY 28 MAY 2020

 

We are delighted to confirm the programme for our training day to be held on Thursday 28 May 2020 at the UNSW Roundhouse.


More workshops will be added to our website in the coming weeks! Keep an eye on our Training Day page - link in the button below.

 

Workshop Presenter Time
Passive House Fundamentals Daniel Kress 9am-4pm
Design PH & PHPP Feasibility Workshop Marcus Strang 9am-4pm
Advanced PHPP Workshop Jason Quinn 9am-12pm
Passive House Glazing: Strategy, Technicalities, and Delivery Darren O'Dea 1pm-2:30pm
Okay. Airtightness is Good. Now Build It - Session 1 Sean Maxwell 10am-12pm
Okay. Airtightness is Good. Now Build It - Session 2 Sean Maxwell 1pm-3pm
Thermal Bridges Workshop Jason Quinn 1pm-4pm
The Passive House Standard: An Australian Council Only Event Bronwyn Barry 4pm-6pm
Discover More!

APHA VIVID COCKTAIL EVENING

Join us for an evening of cocktails, canapes, and conversation as we celebrate the 2020 South Pacific Passive House Conference!

 

After an exciting and thought-provoking day of presentations, panel discussions, and trade show exhibits, enjoy a four hour drinks and canapes package at our VIVID Cocktail Evening.

 

This event is hosted by APHA at the Pullman Quay Grand's stunning Hacienda Bar on Friday 29 May 2020.


The Hacienda Bar enjoys a spectacular outlook over Sydney Harbour, offering you a magnificent view of the VIVID light festival that will be transforming the city with mesmerising art installations and projections. It will be the perfect opportunity to catch up with others in the Passive House community and meet like-minded individuals. You might be even bump into one of our prominent keynote speakers! 

There are limited spaces for this event - book now as it is not to be missed!

Register Now!

MORE FROM APHA

PASSIVE HOUSE IN THE MEDIA!

Don't miss the ABC’s 7.30 Report featuring a segment on Passive House this week, titled 'Passive Homes helping to cut energy bills'.


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BANK AUSTRALIA'S CLEAN ENERGY HOME LOAN

Thanks to a great collaboration between Bank Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), owning a passive home could be more attainable for more Australians.

 
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The Guide to Passive House Building is available now!

 

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 for access.

 

Download now!

APHA Webinar Series: SPPHC 2020 - Why this is not to be missed!

 

SPPHC 2020, held for the first time in Sydney, is anticipated to be the biggest yet!

Our conference team has prepared an outstanding program of local and international speakers who will address all the important topics.
Join APHA CEO, Paul Wall, for this FREE webinar event.

 

Sign up now!

TAKE A TOUR OF A PASSIVE HOUSE

’Sapphire’ is the first Certified Passive House in the Blue Mountains/Greater Western Sydney and is the first in Australia to also meet BAL-FZ (Flame Zone) bushfire building requirements.


Register now for a free tour on 23 February 2020 with Joe Merceica, APHA Board Member and Certified Passive House Tradesperson, who will explain the features, energy efficiency, and health benefits of this home.

Register Now!