23rd International Passive House Conference 2019

We’ve confirmed the time and date for our Director, Jason Quinn, is speaking at the 23rd International Passive House Conference 2019 in China. It will be on Wednesday, 9th of Oct at 4pm and will be the first presentation in the Ecology section of the conference. “PHPP and LCA­Quick – an in­teg­rated en­ergy / Life Cycle As­sess­ment tool­setDe­mon­stra­tion of the …

Passive House for New Zealand book featured in NZ Green Party Te Awa magazine

Living in this country has been a shocking experience for me. I’ve discovered that some Kiwis don’t think anything of wearing a winter jacket inside when it’s cold. As a building scientist and Passive House Institute NZ certifier, I’ve seen some pretty horrific examples of homes and buildings, even brand new builds that are not designed to stay dry and …

10 April 2019 Passive Houses in New Zealand: Let’s talk details

Scala Seminar Series Hosted by the disciplines of Landscape Architecture & Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology invites you to bring your lunch and attend a free public seminar on Thurs 16th May, 2019, 12.30-1.30pm Passive Houses in New Zealand: Lets talk details by Jason Quinn Director, Sustainable Engineering Ltd Our performance based code is almost a myth in the practical …

2019 Passive House Academy: PHPP Expert (PHPP) – course cancelled may be held in 2020 at SPPHC in Sydney

Course is cancelled  – we’re considering offering in in conjunction with the SPPHC in Sydney in 2020 so please contact us if that would suit you. CANCELLED What is the PHPP Expert Qualification? It is an “Additional qualification for Certified Passive House Designer/Consultants, to demonstrate competence in dealing with larger Passive House projects, including non-residential building, refurbishment, PHPP-sheets Variants and …

TVNZ RENEWSNZ video on Passive House

The video can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/renewsnz/videos/252930218953512/ “These houses are heated and cooled for the same price as running your fridge. It’s called a passive house, and its secret is simple: insulation.” This video is awesome and very short. Perfectly suited to a general audience. TVNZ really did a great job (Thanks Anna). FYI I was at the Kapiti expoHaus …

07 February 2019 RNZ: Passive houses: warm, dry and sustainable, so why not more?

“If you just take Passive House technologies and just smack (them) into a building without doing modeling and knowing how it’s going to work you can actually cause some problems” “You don’t waste the energy by throwing it out the windows but just opening windows or exhaust fans you actually can recover it by moving it through the heat exchanger.” …

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 …