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5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet
Green
Wednesday January 10 2018

5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet

Passive House is pretty hot (pun intended) in the design/built environment world at the moment, but there are some aspects of the building, site and precinct...

Developing Affordable Passive Houses
Green
Wednesday November 15 2017

Developing Affordable Passive Houses

A new house in a Melbourne suburban street has demonstrated that affordable Passive House construction looks within reach in Australia.

What Ratings Scheme Should I Use?
Green
Thursday July 27 2017

What Ratings Scheme Should I Use?

There are at least eight ratings schemes available for home owners, designers, builders and developers to use to determine how ‘green’ their building or site is,...

Tackling Disadvantage in Social Housing
Residential
Tuesday November 8 2016

Tackling Disadvantage in Social Housing

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a developer, or even just a property investor who has found a way to guarantee the properties you own...

Can the Passive House Standard Help Bushfire Resiliency?
Residential
Tuesday August 30 2016

Can the Passive House Standard Help Bushfire Resiliency?

As the weather is starting to get a bit warmer in parts of Australia, we turn to thoughts of summer. This can mean beach and barbeque...

Building for Efficiency Is Big Business
Green
Tuesday June 14 2016

Building for Efficiency Is Big Business

The recent Green Buildings Day in Melbourne, hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia, showed how building with efficiency in mind is taking a larger...

Tassie Energy Crisis Shows Passive House Is Relevant in Australia
Residential
Thursday June 2 2016

Tassie Energy Crisis Shows Passive House Is Relevant in Australia

Finally, we got inside the very first certified passivhaus in the world.

The International Passive House Conference
Green
Thursday May 26 2016

The International Passive House Conference

In late April, the 20th International Passive House Conference was held in Darmstadt, Germany. The pilgrimage is made from all over the world by hundreds of...

Passivhaus – Unravelling the Numbers
Residential
Tuesday April 19 2016

Passivhaus – Unravelling the Numbers

It’s not uncommon for those in the Passivhaus world to get into heated discussions around the detailed concepts covered by the standard, whether it can be...