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 …

10 April 2019 Passive House Academy: PHPP Expert (PHPP)

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 Comparison, designPH, BIM, thermal bridges.” Jason Quinn will be teaching this class along with Dr. Kara Rosemeier of Passive House Academy. “Your registration is conditional on these …

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 …

10 April 2018 South Pacific Passive House Conference

If you missed it, the South Pacific Passive House Conference in Melbourne this year was a fantastic conference. We participated through leading a workshop on advanced PHPP the day before the conference on Thursday as well as attending the conference on Friday/Saturday and participating in a keynote presentation on the last day of the conference (along with Clare Parry, Luc …

06 April 2018 Superhome Movement’s April Newsletter

At the request of the Superhome Movement, Sustainable Engineering Ltd. has put together a technical proposal to build the mathematical model underlying the cool Superhome housing performance dashboard.   “Superhome housing performance dashboard project is gathering momentum and the project team is coming together. This is a really big task with lots of research input as well as technical and IT involvement. …