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APHA AGM 2017 – Members Nominate New Board for 2017/19

Thank you to everyone who attended the APHA AGM on last Saturday and also to those who voted on the new Board of Directors and the Constitutional amendments. Brief Summary of the AGM After an initial introduction, housekeeping and confirmation that the obligatory...

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APHA Annual General Meeting + Election 2017

We welcome all members to attend the APHA Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Saturday 14th of October, 2017 from 11.00am. This AGM will have major impact on how APHA operates in the future. The agenda includes voting on a proposed change to the Constitution...

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2017 Australian Passive House Census

With Passive House Construction on the rise in Australia, there is a growing consensus that we can make more comfortable and energy efficient buildings through better construction techniques. But how many Passive House Construction projects are there in Australia...

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Report: 2nd Passive House Asia Conference

It was appropriately hot and humid in Tokyo last month for the 2nd Passive House Asia Conference, hosted by Passive House Japan in Ito Hall at the University of Tokyo. The theme of the conference was 'Passive House and Humid Summer', and there was extensive discussion...

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Nominations open for election to the Board

We welcome all members to attend the APHA Annual General Meeting (AGM). After a very exciting Board year, it is time for electing the new Australian Passive House Association Board of Directors (2017/18) at the AGM, to be held on Saturday 14th October, 2017 at 11 -...

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Passive House: Tall Residential Buildings

Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) a new study from FXFOWLE shows that it is viable to design high-rise residential buildings in New York City to the Passive House Standard—a standard based on the concept of using simple,...

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GBCA Passive House Crosswalk – Now Available

Over the last 12 months, APHA has been working closely with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to understand the opportunities to improve comfort, health, energy efficiency and quality of the built environment.  With shared value in mind, the two...

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APHA and GBCA join forces

A new partnership aims to drive the uptake of more efficient and comfortable buildings in Australia. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) the Passive House Institute (PHI), and the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) have agreed to work together to...

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Is Passive House relevant for Sydney?

Passive House buildings are often derided as an esky-approach to building that prevents people from opening windows, results in ugly boxes and is generally un-Australian. At Sydney Build 2017, Andy Marlow (Envirotecture) took the stage and the opportunity to argue...

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APHA sets priorities for 2017

In January of this year, we asked our members to set our agenda for us….to give us direction and priorities that would match their expectations of the Association. As a proactive group, they certainly did not disappoint. Here is what they said and a glimpse of this...

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Heat Recovery Ventilation Masterclass – 23rd Mar, 2017

Join us for the first Melbourne Chapter event of 2017. As one of the more important pieces of the comfort and energy puzzle that is Passive House - the ventilation unit, or mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) is largely responsible for keeping a building...

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Advocacy @ the APHA

The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) is thrilled to announce that we are now members of ASBEC, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. We join 26 of the country’s distinguished organisations, including Engineers Australia, GBCA, Architects...

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Sydney: Airtightness Masterclass – 22nd March, 2017

After receiving recent attention in the Green Building Council of Australia’s’ review of Green Star Design and As-Built V 1, airtightness (or often the lack of it) is now becoming a key focus area for those interested improving occupant comfort while driving down...

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Passive House goes mainstream at Sydney Build 2017

2017 very much seems like it is shaping to be the year Passive House has gone mainstream in Australia. With Passive House presentations at the recent Improving Residential Energy Efficiency (IREE) Conference and next week at the Annual Green Cities Event, March will...

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Melbourne Passive House Training Opportunities – 2017

Box Hill Institute are excited to announce that they are offering a great range of certified Passive House courses in 2017! These include Tradesperson courses for builders and tradespeople wanting Passive House certification; an introductory course for architects,...

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Certified Passive House Designer Course – Sydney

It is a big year for the Passive House Industry in New South Wales. With projects in Redfern (11 studio apartments), Asquith (residential), Camperdown (residential retrofit) and many more in the pipeline, exciting times are ahead in the world of high comfort,...

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APHA at Green Cities 2017

Now in its 11th year and one of Australia’s key dates on the sustainability conference calendar, Green Cities continues to bring together thought leaders, industry experts and individuals with the aim of creating a common voice for the built environment. Co-hosted...

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