South Pacific Passive House Conference 2016

The South Pacific Passive House Conference is Australasia’s premier conference for Passive House. With the first conference, held in Auckland in February 2015, a resounding success, full deails of the 2nd Conference in Melbourne are now available.

Keynote speakers have now been announced, and the Day 1 program is now online (Day 2 will be published soon!). I will be presenting on Day 1.

Local and international experts will convene to share their experiences with the Passive House standard, including explorations of architecture and design, advances in technology and the future direction of the standard. Alongside the Conference, the Trade Exhibit will be open to the general public and will feature product and component suppliers, manufacturers and service providers, demonstrating the practical implementation of the standard with hands-on opportunities.

The Conference will seek to demonstrate the importance of well-conceived and consistent action in the building sector for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future.

Co-hosted by the Australian Passive House Association and the Passive House Institute of New Zealand, the conference will include networking events, site tours and hands-on masterclasses located across the city.

Earlybird rates available until 15th December.

find out more at: http://www.passivehouseconference.com.au/

Australia’s first certified PassivHaus

Congratulations to Berward Bucheler and Max Pritchard on certification of Australia’s first Passivhaus.

Roger Joyner/Passivhaus Perth are designing the first in Western Australia, to start early in 2015. I will be posting regular updates on the Project in addition to articles relating to Passivhaus design and construction, so watch this space.

Read more about the Bucheler/Pritchard project here: http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/max-pritchard-architects-design-australia-s-first