About Us

The Australian Passive House Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote Passive House principles as a way of providing superior indoor comfort and air quality while reducing energy use and carbon emissions from Australia’s buildings.

Passive House (or PassivHaus) was originally developed in Germany and has since spread throughout Europe. The standard continues to evolve and is now finding popularity in diverse climatic regions including California, Japan and Indonesia. To date 40,000 houses, schools, offices, and other building types have been built to the Passive House standard around the world.

Our Mission

To Promote the Passive House standard in Australia

  • Raise awareness
  • Advocate
  • Educate

To Support Passive House practitioners in Australia

  • Network
  • Discuss
  • Inform

To Research issues relating to the implementation of the Passive House standard in Australia

  • Climate
  • Construction
  • Regulation

2017/19 Board Members

Chris Nunn

Chris Nunn

Chairperson 2017/19

Head of Sustainability, Property at AMP Capital

John Moynihan

John Moynihan

Deputy Chair 2017/19

Certified Passive House Designer
Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton

Treasurer 2017/19

Director at Viridis Australasia

Joel Seagren

Joel Seagren

Secretary 2017/19

Business Development Engineer (Intelligent Ventilation)

Andy Marlow

Andy Marlow

Director 2017/19

Architect, Certified Passive House Designer, and Director at Envirotecture

Kylie Mills

Kylie Mills

Director 2017/19

Architect, Director BluKube Architecture

Justin O'Connor

Justin O'Connor

Director 2017/19

Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Marcus Strang

Marcus Strang

Director 2017/19

Specialist Sustainability Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer

Committee

Dale Roberts

Dale Roberts

Registered Builder
Studying Architectural Technology
Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Francis Reynolds

Francis Reynolds

Architectural Technologist
Certified Passive House Designer

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Architectural Technologist
Certified Passive House Designer

Past Board Members

Clare Parry

Founding Board Member; Chair 2013/14, 2014/15; Treasurer 2015/16, 2016/17

Ralph Frank

Director 2016/17

Jim Stewart

Director 2014/15; Secretary 2015/16

Darren O'Dea

Director 2015/16; Chairperson 2016/17

Christoph Begert

Founding Board Member; Treasurer 2013/14 & 2014/15

David Power

Founding Board Member; Secretary 2013/14; Chairperson 2014/15

Jessica Hogg

Director, Secretary 2016/17

Katie Skillington

Director, Secretary; 2014/15