The Passive House standard is a proven methodology for achieving homes that have minimal operational energy requirements and provide a high standard of occupant wellbeing.
The Australian Passive House Association brings together practitioners and consultants working in the Passive House space. Members include architects, builders, engineering experts, building physics consultants, designers and sustainability specialists.
It is also driving greater awareness of Passive House principles and their relevance to the Australian built environment through workshops, case studies, communications activities and an annual conference that brings global experts to Australia to showcase trends, success stories and technical innovations.
APHA founder and past director Clare Parry says two of the current hot topics for the movement are energy efficiency and wellbeing.
The relevance of the Passive House approach in addressing both of these factors is increasingly evident, particularly as the number and diversity of completed projects grows.