Australian Case Studies

With six Certified Passive House buildings now in Australia (as of February 2016) and many more in the pipeline, APHA is working to bring together information on these local examples and share case studies with our members.

If you have a completed project you are willing to share with us please get in touch. Even if you didn’t quite reach certification, your experience may be valuable as we seek to further the knowledge and understanding of Passive House in Australia.

Kingston Suburban Infill

The second Certified project in Australia is a suburban infill home in Kingston ACT.

DESIGNER: Peter McKay + Naomi Hogie
TECHNICAL DESIGN + PASSIVE HOUSE CALCULATIONS: Peter McKay / Industrious Design
ENGINEER: Northrop Consulting Engineers
BUILDER: MAG Constructions / Industrious Design
MECHANICAL VENTILATION SUPPLIER: Air2Energy
WINDOW SUPPLIER: European Timber Windows
AIR PRESSURISATION TESTER: Air Leakage Measurement Australia
PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFIER: Passive House Institute, Darmstadt, Germany

Click here to download the case study (PDF format).

Chifley Twins

The fifth and sixth Certified projects in Australia are twin freestanding homes in Chifley ACT.

BUILDING DESIGNER + PASSIVE HOUSE CALCULATIONS: Harley Truong
ARCHITECT: Jigsaw Housing – Andrew Verri
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: John Skurr Consulting Engineers BUILDER: RJ Building ACT Pty Ltd – Richard Philippa and Jorg Staufenbiel
MECHANICAL VENTILATION SUPPLIER: Air2Energy
WINDOW SUPPLIER: Sustainable Building Resources
AIR PRESSURISATION TESTER: AJP Engineering PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFIER: Peel Passivhaus Consulting, Canada

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Wonthaggi Superpod®

The fourth Certified project in Australia is a small freestanding home in Wonthaggi VIC, built with SIP walls over an internal steel frame.

BUILDING TYPE: Detached single family house, 3 bedroom
LOCATION: Wonthaggi, VIC
ARCHITECTURE: McCabe Architects
BUILDING PHYSICS: Passive House Academy
TRADES: Brian Peacock, Structural Challenge, John Oldham, Blue Sky Windows, Brendan Goodman, Andy Coleman

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