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Green Building Day 2017 | 24 May – 21 June

24 May @ 8:00 AM - 21 June @ 6:00 PM

Green Building Day is back in 2017 and aims to inform, engage and inspire our industry to lead the sustainable revolution. This year’s theme ‘Pillars of Change’ will explore the fundamental actions we need to take as an industry to achieve our collective goals. These pillars are defined by our strategic plan, offering a roadmap to transformation of the sustainable built environment by 2030. This full-day conference will feature some of the most influential thought leaders in the green building…

Course: Certified Passive House Designer | Sydney

28 May @ 10:00 AM - 8 June @ 4:00 PM

Study the fundamental principles to achieve rigorous, energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint resulting in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. This course is aimed at ALL Building Professionals, including Architects, Building Designers and Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Electrical Engineers, Building Contractors and teachers looking to learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to design build to the International Passive House standard. Indicative timetable: You will need to attend…

Masterclass Series: Glazing | 1 June 2017 | Sydney

1 June @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

At this Masterclass event we will hear about windows and doors and why glazing is such an important part of a Passive House project. After introduction to Passive House, Stuart McKenzie Hall will share his knowledge and experience on the topic. This will include: 1. Overview of the importance of windows and doors touching on the principals of thermal comfort, occupant comfort; summer overheating and good shading design of windows and doors. 2. Performance of building elements relative to windows…

AIRAH – Building Physics Forum | 15 June 2017 | Brisbane

15 June

Building physics addresses several different areas in building performance, including air movement, thermal performance, control of moisture, ambient energy, acoustics, light, climate, and biology. AIRAH’s inaugural Building Physics Forum will focus on air movement, thermal performance, and the control of moisture across building envelopes. The intention of the Building Physics Forum is to explore ways of controlling these flows across a building’s fundamental architectural elements and assemblies. Controlling these flows across the building envelope can deliver better indoor and outdoor…

ECOCITY World Summit 2017 | 12-14 July 2017 | Melbourne

12 July - 14 July

The ECOCITY Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. ECOCITY 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations is being hosted by the University of Melbourne, Western Sydney University, the Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne. The 2017 Summit will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying…

Course: Certified Passive House Designer (Tuesday – Thursday) | Melbourne

18 July @ 5:30 PM - 21 September @ 9:00 PM

This course is aimed at ALL Building Professionals, including Architects, Building Designers and Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Electrical Engineers, Building Contractors and teachers looking to learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to design build to the International Passive House standard. This course involves a combination of lectures, group design and calculation exercises and workshops in preparation for the exam. On completion of the course there is the opportunity to sit the examination which is set by the…

AGGA National Conference – GA17 | 17-19 August 2017 | Adelaide

17 August - 19 August

The AGGA National Conference - GA17 - is expected to attract approximately 200 attendees from the Australian glass and glazing industry. The conference provides stakeholders and suppliers a valuable opportunity to interact with their peers in an informative and enjoyable environment. AGGA is committed to engaging with delegates through an engaging program of speakers, as well as facilitating networking and business opportunities through an interactive trade exhibition and a dynamic program of social events. The Exhibition and Trade Show is…

2nd Passive House Asia Conference | 24-26 August 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

24 August - 26 August

Following on from the First Passive House Asia Conference, Qingdao 2016, the Second Passive House Asia Conference will be held in Tokyo this year. This year’s theme is “Passive House and humid summer”. Dr. Jürgen Schnieders, a summer specialist studying the programming of calculations for the cooling and dehumidifying equipment at Passive House Institute, has been invited and will give the keynote speech on the theme of “Summer in Passive Houses.” There will also be lectures from our Asian neighbours,…

NAPHN17 – North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo | 4-8 October 2017 | Oakland, CA, USA

4 October - 8 October

The goal of NAPHN17 ‘Passive + Renewables’ is to promote and accelerate the adoption of Passive House building strategies in North America, and to work with others who share our vision for a POST CARBON ALL-RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE. This event is focused on the nexus between buildings, renewable energy generation and large-scale, grid-supplied renewable energy storage. We’ll show how Passive House buildings are primed to accelerate our transition to an ALL RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE through optimization, electrification and an equitable…

Course: Certified Passive House Tradesperson (Weekends) | Melbourne

7 October @ 9:00 AM - 4 November @ 5:30 PM

This course is aimed at building contractors looking to learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to build to the International Passive House standard. This 5 day course covers the Building Envelope and Mechanical Systems specialities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfcQB9uxdtM What is Passive House? The Passive House Standard is not a regulation, but a methodology and certification system for creating very thermally-efficient buildings. Passive House buildings allow for space heating and cooling-related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical…

Course: Passive House Introduction | Melbourne (Tuesday – Thursday)

10 October @ 5:30 PM - 19 October @ 9:00 PM

Learn about Passive House principles and the methodology to create high performance, thermally comfortable and super energy efficient buildings. This course is a useful introduction for building designers, architects, engineers, consultants, thermal performance assessors, builders, tradespeople and home owners seeking to build a highly sustainable home. People considering studying the technically demanding Passive House Designer Consultant course and internationally recognised exam will find this introductory course beneficial in their preparation. Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd offer a Passive House Design…

Course: Preparatory Maths and Physics for Passive House Designers and Consultants | Melbourne (Tuesday – Thursday)

24 October @ 5:30 PM - 2 November @ 9:00 PM

This course is highly recommended for people intending to complete the Passive House Designer/Consultant course and sit the international exam. The examination to become accredited as a Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant is very challenging. Most people who sit the test run out of time to attempt all questions. Learning and practicing the maths and physics specifically relevant to the complex building physics related to the Passive House principles will be excellent grounding for the Certified Passive House Designers…

Course: Certified Passive House Tradesperson (Intensive) | Melbourne

13 November @ 9:00 AM - 17 November @ 5:30 PM

This course is aimed at building contractors looking to learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to build to the International Passive House standard. This 5 day course covers the Building Envelope and Mechanical Systems specialities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfcQB9uxdtM What is Passive House? The Passive House Standard is not a regulation, but a methodology and certification system for creating very thermally-efficient buildings. Passive House buildings allow for space heating and cooling-related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical…

Course: Certified Passive House Designer (Intensive) | Melbourne

20 November @ 9:00 AM - 1 December @ 9:00 PM

This course is aimed at ALL Building Professionals, including Architects, Building Designers and Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Electrical Engineers, Building Contractors and teachers looking to learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to design build to the International Passive House standard. This course involves a combination of lectures, group design and calculation exercises and workshops in preparation for the exam. On completion of the course there is the opportunity to sit the examination which is set by the…

COBEE2018 – 4th International Conference On Building Energy & Environment | 5-9 February 2018 | Melbourne

5 February 2018 - 9 February 2018

The COBEE conference series was initiated by Tianjin University and Dalian University of Technology in 2008. The conference aims to provide a platform for discussing building energy and environmental issues and for initiating collaboration among researchers, environmental scientists, architects, facility managers, and policy makers. The goal of the COBEE2018 conference is to bring together experimental and numerical practitioners, and to foster discussions and exchange of knowledge. It will provide an excellent forum for state-of-art applications in indoor/outdoor environment and building…

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