APHA and GBCA join forces

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...

Is Passive House relevant for Sydney?

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...

APHA sets priorities for 2017

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...

Heat Recovery Ventilation Masterclass – 23rd Mar, 2017

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...

Advocacy @ the APHA

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...

Sydney: Airtightness Masterclass – 22nd March, 2017

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...

What is Passive House?

Efficient

Passive Houses allow for energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical existing buildings and over 75% compared with average new best-practice constructions. Similar energy savings have been demonstrated in warm climates where buildings require more energy for cooling than for heating.

Comfortable

Passive Houses are also praised for their high level of comfort. They use energy sources inside the building such as the body heat from the residents or solar heat entering the building – making heating a lot easier.

Insulated

Special windows and a building shell consisting of highly insulated exterior walls, roof and floor slab keep the desired warmth in the house – or undesirable heat out.

Ventilated

A ventilation system consistently supplies fresh air making for superior air quality without causing any unpleasant draughts. A highly efficient heat recovery unit allows for the heat contained in the exhaust air to be re-used.

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BluKube Architecture NSW

BluKube Architecture
NSW

Greg Burghardt ACT

Greg Burghardt
ACT

AWS National

AWS
National

Ivan Cavuoto SA

Ivan Cavuoto
SA

Inline Construction Group Pty Ltd VIC

Inline Construction Group Pty Ltd
VIC

Granted Constructions VIC

Granted Constructions
VIC

Bill Butterfield NSW

Bill Butterfield
NSW

John Allen Architect Pty Ltd VIC

John Allen Architect Pty Ltd
VIC

PHAUS WA

PHAUS
WA

North South Homes Pty Ltd VIC

North South Homes Pty Ltd
VIC

Rav De Silva NSW

Rav De Silva
NSW

Wolfgang & Wendy Kessler VIC

Wolfgang & Wendy Kessler
VIC

Melbourne Design Studios VIC

Melbourne Design Studios
VIC

Andrew Bukala VIC

Andrew Bukala
VIC

Passivhaus Australia National

Passivhaus Australia
National

Design of Wellbeing VIC

Design of Wellbeing
VIC

ODR Architects VIC

ODR Architects
VIC

STRAWTEC NSW

STRAWTEC
NSW

LAROS Technologies ACT

LAROS Technologies
ACT

Ian Salkin VIC

Ian Salkin
VIC

Max Klasse NSW

Max Klasse
NSW

Green Draft Pty Ltd NSW

Green Draft Pty Ltd
NSW

Peter Lyons & Associates ACT

Peter Lyons & Associates
ACT

Design Delight VIC

Design Delight
VIC

Climate Solutions ACT

Climate Solutions
ACT

Souter Built Pty Ltd NSW

Souter Built Pty Ltd
NSW

Kathy Menzel SA

Kathy Menzel
SA

David Power VIC

David Power
VIC

Aurecon National

Aurecon
National

Torquil Canning House Design TAS

Torquil Canning House Design
TAS

Jim Farrell NSW

Jim Farrell
NSW

Ian Salkin VIC

Ian Salkin
VIC

Deceuninck Pty Ltd National

Deceuninck Pty Ltd
National

Lovell Chen VIC

Lovell Chen
VIC

SmartRate TAS, QLD

SmartRate
TAS, QLD

soft loud house architects VIC

soft loud house architects
VIC

Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd National

Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd
National

Roy Mock NSW

Roy Mock
NSW

Viridis National

Viridis
National

CARBONlite design+build VIC

CARBONlite design+build
VIC

Passive Edge Homes VIC

Passive Edge Homes
VIC

CHT ArchitectsVIC

CHT Architects
VIC

Gareth Duggan VIC

Gareth Duggan
VIC

Marine Calmettes NSW

Marine Calmettes
NSW

Passive House Pty Ltd VIC

Passive House Pty Ltd
VIC

Anthony Santini NSW

Anthony Santini
NSW

Francis Reynolds VIC

Francis Reynolds
VIC

Blvd Design & Construction ACT

Blvd Design & Construction
ACT

Streamline Drafting & Design TAS

Streamline Drafting & Design
TAS

Emily Collins VIC

Emily Collins
VIC

e-struct VIC

e-struct
VIC

Arup Pty Ltd National

Arup Pty Ltd
National

Habitat Constructions ACT

Habitat Constructions
ACT

Robert de Boni Architect WA

Robert de Boni Architect
WA

Habitech Systems VIC

Habitech Systems
VIC

R&P Green Solutions VIC

R&P Green Solutions
VIC

UNILUX Australia National

UNILUX Australia
National

Grün Consulting VIC

Grün Consulting
VIC

Metrozone VIC

Metrozone
VIC

Craftsmen Quality BuildersVIC

Craftsmen Quality Builders
VIC

Lina Veloz ACT

Lina Veloz
ACT

Thorsten Padeffke VIC

Thorsten Padeffke
VIC

Roger Joyner WA

Roger Joyner
WA

Justin O’Connor Builders TAS

Justin O’Connor Builders
TAS

Blue Sky Windows VIC

Blue Sky Windows
VIC

Floth Pty Ltd NSW, QLD, WA

Floth Pty Ltd
NSW, QLD, WA

Technoform Bautec VIC

Technoform Bautec
VIC

VITREO VIC

VITREO
VIC

NEXT50Architects TAS

NEXT50Architects
TAS

Phillips + Associates Architects ACT

Phillips + Associates Architects
ACT

Steven Stuart WA

Steven Stuart
WA

Jason Gaekwad VIC

Jason Gaekwad
VIC

Andrew Garvie NSW

Andrew Garvie
NSW

Surface Design VIC

Surface Design
VIC

Studio Origami WA

Studio Origami
WA

Hocking Homes VIC

Hocking Homes
VIC

Fini Sustainability WA

Fini Sustainability
WA

G. J. Gardner Homes Mornington Peninsula VIC

G. J. Gardner Homes Mornington Peninsula
VIC

Jim Stewart VIC

Jim Stewart
VIC

Geard Architects TAS

Geard Architects
TAS

Air Tightness Testing Services Australia QLD

Air Tightness Testing Services Australia
QLD

Paton Constructions ACT, NSW

Paton Constructions
ACT, NSW

Detail Green VIC

Detail Green
VIC

Jarrod Olsen Builder VIC

Jarrod Olsen Builder
VIC

Paarhammer Windows & Doors National

Paarhammer Windows & Doors
National

Envirotecture NSW

Envirotecture
NSW

Inhabit Group NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

Inhabit Group
NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

Monte Taylor NSW

Monte Taylor
NSW

Fantech Pty Ltd NSW, NT, SA, VIC

Fantech Pty Ltd
NSW, NT, SA, VIC

Capital Building VIC

Capital Building
VIC

Box Hill Institute VIC

Box Hill Institute
VIC

Arvio – The Home of Innovation VIC

Arvio – The Home of Innovation
VIC

Steele Associates Architecture NSW

Steele Associates Architecture
NSW

Peter Young NSW

Peter Young
NSW

Paul Thomerson VIC

Paul Thomerson
VIC

APHi Projects VIC

APHi Projects
VIC

Andrew Burgess QLD

Andrew Burgess
QLD

H3Space ACT

H3Space
ACT

Atelier Ten NSW, VIC

Atelier Ten
NSW, VIC

Green Point Design VIC

Green Point Design
VIC

Sustainable Building Design VIC

Sustainable Building Design
VIC

Umow Lai VIC, NSW, QLD

Umow Lai
VIC, NSW, QLD

Rudds Consulting Engineers VIC, ACT

Rudds Consulting Engineers
VIC, ACT

Michael Tolhurst ACT

Michael Tolhurst
ACT

SIGA AUSTRALIA National

SIGA AUSTRALIA
National

Ian Brumby ACT

Ian Brumby
ACT

Michael Drage ACT

Michael Drage
ACT

Peter Smithdale VIC

Peter Smithdale
VIC

Austral Constructions SA

Austral Constructions
SA

Steven Moody VIC

Steven Moody
VIC

Eoghan Doherty VIC

Eoghan Doherty
VIC

Ivan Cavuoto SA

Ivan Cavuoto
SA

Hook Automation VIC

Hook Automation
VIC

Ian Johnson NSW

Ian Johnson
NSW

MyStyle Homes QLD

MyStyle Homes
QLD

Franz Developments VIC

Franz Developments
VIC

SPH Projects ACT

SPH Projects
ACT

Nycole Wood VIC

Nycole Wood
VIC

Viewco Glass NSW, ACT

Viewco Glass
NSW, ACT

Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability NSW

Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability
NSW

Consortium Builders WA

Consortium Builders
WA

Trevor Watson VIC

Trevor Watson
VIC

Capral Aluminium National

Capral Aluminium
National

OCON Built TAS

OCON Built
TAS

COOLMAX VIC

COOLMAX
VIC

Maxa Design VIC, QLD

Maxa Design
VIC, QLD

Modes On VIC

Modes On
VIC

Pro Double Glazing ACT

Pro Double Glazing
ACT

LAB Design NSW

LAB Design
NSW

Brian Johnston VIC

Brian Johnston
VIC

Steven Hill VIC, TAS

Steven Hill
VIC, TAS

Lois Seekamp NSW

Lois Seekamp
NSW

Steffen Welsch Architects VIC

Steffen Welsch Architects
VIC

Chris Nunn NSW

Chris Nunn
NSW

Kevin Swain ACT

Kevin Swain
ACT

Aerix QLD

Aerix
QLD

Plus Energy Living NSW

Plus Energy Living
NSW

Passive Builders VIC

Passive Builders
VIC

ComfortBuildACT

ComfortBuild
ACT

Peter Overton ACT

Peter Overton
ACT