The South Pacific Passive House Conference will be held in Sydney from May 28-31, 2020.

Co-hosted by the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) and the Passive House Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ), the conference will feature site tours, hands-on masterclasses, a trade show, presentations and networking events.

The event will be at the Roundhouse, at the heart of the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) campus in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Experts from around the world will present on the enormous potential of good design, while at the same time product and component suppliers and manufacturers will demonstrate their practical implementation as part of the exhibition.

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

Paul Wall, APHA CEO, said the event is being held in Sydney for the first time ever.

“We are already fielding strong interest from a stellar line up of speakers,” Wall said.

“At the same time membership has increased 30 per cent in the past 12 months and we have doubled the number of certified professionals serving the growing demand for Passive House in Australia, which are great indicators for a bumper event in 2020. “

The application of Passive House (aka Passivhaus in German) Certification in Australia is growing rapidly.

In addition to single residential dwellings, Wall said Passive House Certification is being sought in larger educational, accommodation and commercial buildings.

For example, Passive House Certification has been achieved at the new 150 bed student accommodation building at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus and it is also being sought at The Fern, an 11-unit residential apartment building in Redfern, Sydney.

“Passive House is applicable for all building scales, typologies, climate zones and even retrofits,” Wall said.

“In Victoria there are over 400 passive houses in various stages of development, with other states embracing the Passive House methodology with over 80 more buildings in various stages of planning and construction.

“The future of Passive House in Australia is bright. Passive House Certification is a well-established design and construction method that delivers high quality, comfortable, healthy, low energy, and resilient buildings.”

Visit the conference website at for more information, to respond to a call for papers and also takes advantage of the super early-bird offers until August 31, 2019.

To find out more about the Australian Passive House Association

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