23 October 2018 ArchDaily: Sri Lanka Passive House / JPDA

Certified Passive House is not only for cold climates but that is still where you find most of them. This Certified Passive House Factory is located in Sri Lanka which is a hot monsoon climate. The design team focused on heat gain reduction but still had to deal with the very high local humidity and internal loads of running a …

17 December 2018 Otago Daily Times: Passive housing standard for hall

This central community hall has the potential to shift the viewpoint on building quality and performance in Queenstown district. “Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod described it as “futuristic thinking” for the district and the country and there was potential for the (certified passive house) standard to be embraced across the district.” Content by Otago Daily Times.

22 November 2018 ATTMA Workshop

Our director, Jason Quinn, had the privilege of attending the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Association of Australia’s general meeting in Sydney. This meeting covered not only the general meeting of AIVAA, the annual general meeting for that organization, but also had multi-fan testing at the end by Terry Brennan, which was pretty incredible.

2019 South Pacific Passive House Conference and Trade Show

Our director, Jason Quinn, will be teaching the advanced clinic on Thermal Comfort and Overheating at the South Pacific Passive House Conference. The workshop will cover the impacts of design choices and the ways to fix overheating in high performance homes (i.e. certified passive house). This is a workshop for Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants/Tradespersons and other experts and is not …

2019 South Pacific Passive House Conference (SPPHC)

Sustainable Engineering Ltd. recommends that everyone who possibly can go to the South Pacific Passive House Conference(SPPC). This conference will be held for the first time in Wellington on February 8th, 9th and 10th of 2019. The South Pacific Passive House Conference has continued to go from strength to strength each and every year. This year of the advanced clinic …

26 November 2018 News Now: Poverty advocate ‘incredibly disappointed’ Housing NZ satisfied dying woman, 78, living in mouldy South Auckland home

Although this is again one horrible house and one family in an unfortunate situation it is representative of a large number of really unhealthy homes in NZ. I seldom see homes this bad (although the EcoAdvisors do) but many new homes built to minimum code and some to ‘better than code’ have mould within a short time. I don’t see …

22 November 2018 The Fifth Estate’s Tina Perinotto: Passive House business Hütt Homes jumps onto new crowd funding platform

Hütt Homes has made news in Australia by seeking crowdfunding for its passive house design business. This crowdfunding is an equity investment allowed by the new recent changes in Australians law. This will be the first crowdfunding product in the sustainability area. Hütt Homes have plans for a beautiful show home lined up to demonstrate the feel of passive house …

15 November 2018 HVAC&R News’ Laura Timberlake: Passive House to hit mass market?

Frasers Property Australia is the first mass market developer in all of Australia who’s looking forward to making passive houses through their in-house design team. They know the primary benefits to the occupants are health, well-being, lower ongoing energy costs, and of course, sustainability of the building and they believe they can sell those benefits to their clients. It’s interesting …