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Certified Passive House Designer Course
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Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Designer course

I often get asked questions about becoming a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD), and what’s involved in taking the course. As I’m passionate about Passive House (or Passivhaus if you prefer the European spelling). I’m a “passivist”. I regularly answer questions and share my experience with other architects/designers who are keen to learn more…however this…

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Sanctuary Magazine – 50th issue!

Congratulations to Sanctuary magazine for reaching 50 issues!   I still have EVERY single issue sitting proudly on my bookshelves in my architecture studio…as I’ve been inspired by all the great content over the past 15 years!   There is so much goodness in this current issue, including: * A gorgeous WA hempcrete home on…

To build a Passive House has just become even better value! Bank Australia

Building a Passive House has just become even better value! 

For years I’ve been saying that it would be a smart idea for the banks to offer discounted loans to customers building energy-efficient homes. To me it was a no-brainer – as the up-front cost to build to a higher standard could potentially be more* (but doesn’t have to be), but then operational costs would be much lower…

A Guide to Passive House building in Australia

A Guide to Passive House Building In Australia 

The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) have just released this FREE “Guide to Passive House Building In Australia” – it’s worth checking out if you’re at all curious about this international standard! We’re convinced of the benefits, and after reading this guide, you might be too!   APHA aims to lead change by educating, promoting,…

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International Passive House Open Day 2019

Our Owl Woods Passive House project will be open for International Passive House Open Day on Saturday 29th June 2019 – Talk & Tour at 11am. Bookings essential, and places limited. Book your spot here. NOW SOLD OUT! Second (& final) session announced at 2pm. Book here. Download our free PDF info sheet about the…

Sustainable House Day 2018 – Sunday Sept 16th

Sustainable House Day 2018 – Sunday Sept 16th

Download our free PDF info sheet about the sustainable specifications of the OWL WOODS PASSIVE HOUSE: SHD2018 Owl Woods Passive House Notes You can also find this home and all its specs listed on the International Passivhaus Database. New to Passivhaus? We explain the basic principles here.     It’s that time of year again – Sustainable…

It’s all about comfort! (2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference Melbourne #SPPHC2016)

It’s all about comfort! (2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference Melbourne #SPPHC2016)

I recently wrote this review for the ArchiTeam newsletter ‘Datum’ – the original article appeared here and if you’re wondering ‘What is Passive House?’, you can read more about this in my previous post.   It’s all about comfort! (2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference Melbourne #SPPHC2016)     Comfort, you say? Not too hot, not…

So what is ‘Passive House’?

So what is ‘Passive House’?

If you are at all interested in sustainable building, it is highly likely you have heard of ‘Passive House’. Passive House (also known as Passivhaus where it originated in Germany) is an international method or technical standard of designing and construction a building to achieve a very high level of energy-efficiency, with little or no heating…