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POSTPONED Start a conversation about Passive House – Commercial Day @ Sydney Design Festival 2018 | 10 March 2018 | Sydney

10 March @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Sick, leaking, mould, condensation, draught, hot, cold, pollution, noise, high energy costs, climate change. These are all words that are synonymous with the way we live in Australia and the homes and buildings we work in. Do you want to know how to make this change? We all have a role to play.

Healthy, comfortable, low energy, clean air, low allergen, low costs, reduced carbon foot print, carbon neutral, off grid, net zero. These are all words that are synonymous with Passive House and the type of buildings we all want to work in.

Come on a journey with us as we present to you the Passive House Standard. Not only is it a building standard, it is the way of the future. A place where all your questions will be answered, like “can I open a window in a passive house?” and “passive house is passive solar design, right?” All the misconceptions around Passive House will be set right.

We will show case some of the commercail Certified Passive Houses, as well as some of the upcoming projects around Australia.

Let us show you how easy it is to incorporate it into the current Australian Building practice. Through talks and demonstrations, you will come away with a new found understanding of the future of building in Australia, and just how easy it is to have a comfortable, healthy work environments.

Time: Presentations will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, Birrell Street, Bondi Junction NSW
Costs: $50 inc gst
Tickets: 35 available only. Pre-registration is compulsory
Registration: via Eventbrite

Draft program

9.30am    Introduction to Passive House  – Kylie Mills, Architect; APHA Director
9.45am   Word from our Sponsors – Plus Energy Living
10.00am     Multi Residential Passive House – Oliver Steele, Steele Associates
11.00am Case Study Presentation – TBC
12.15pm BREAK – Lunch and Networking
1.15pm Passive House and high rise Commercial Buildings – Chris Nunn, Head of Sustainability, AMP Capital Real Estate; APHA Chairperson
2.00pm Case Study Presentation – TBC
3.00pm Reinventing the Skyscraper: Passive House and Other Strategies – Dr Philip Oldfield, UNSW
3.30pm Question time – Ask an expert


About Sydney Design Festival
2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Design Festival. This annual contemporary design festival creates a platform for a convergence of people, ideas and activities across creative industry sectors.
Sydney Design Festival program content provides visitors with an opportunity to unpack design in all its forms – to understand and explore the processes, functions and narratives within design enterprise and to be inspired by the exhibitions and people involved in creating our futures.


10 March
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM