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POSTPONED Start a conversation about Passive House – Residential Day @ Sydney Design Festival 2018 | 3 March 2018 | Sydney

3 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 live 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 live 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 showcase some of the residential Certified Passive Houses in Australia, 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 living environment.

Time: Presentations will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: Green Skills Hub – Nirimba College, TAFE NSW, Quakers Hill
Costs: $50 inc gst
Tickets: 35 available only. Pre-registration is compulsory
Registration: via Eventbrite


9.45am    Introduction to Passive House  – Kylie Mills, Architect; APHA Director
10.00am   Word from our Sponsors – Plus Energy Living
10.15am     How to achieve a Passive House in Sydney – Daniela Russo, Plus Energy Living
11.15am A Queensland Passive House – Scott Stewart, LAB Design
12.15pm Word from our Sponsors – Proclima
12.30pm BREAK – Lunch and Networking
1.15pm Residential Passive House in Australia, and how it compares to high performance European examples – Dr Arianna Brambilla, University of Sydney
2.15pm Thermography & Airtightness – Sean Maxwell, ProClima Australia
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.


3 March
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM