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

2016/17 Board Members

Darren O'Dea

Darren O'Dea

Chairperson 2016/17

Building Physics Specialist
Certified Passive House Designer

John Moynihan

John Moynihan

Deputy Chair 2016/17

Certified Passive House Designer
Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Clare Parry

Clare Parry

Treasurer 2016/17

Deputy Chair 2014/15
Chairperson 2013/14,2015/16
Sustainability Engineer
Certified Passive House Designer
Passive House Certifier
Founding Board Member

Jessica Hogg

Jessica Hogg

Secretary 2016/17

Certified Passive House Designer
Building Physics Consultant

Chris Nunn

Chris Nunn

Director 2016/17

Head of Sustainability, Property at AMP Capital

Ralph Frank

Ralph Frank

Director 2016/17

Director 2015/16
Designer

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton

Director 2016/17

Director at Viridis Australasia

Justin O'Connor

Justin O'Connor

Director 2016/17

Certified Passive House Tradesperson

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

Local Representatives

Detlev Geard

Hobart

Ralph Frank

Canberra

Roger Joyner

Perth

Marcus Strang

Melbourne

Kylie Mills

Sydney

Andrew Frazer

Adelaide

Past Board Members

David Power

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

Jim Stewart

Director 2014/15; Secretary 2015/16

Christoph Begert

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

Katie Skillington

Secretary; 2014/15