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. …

Hohaia House

Hohaia House is a Low-Energy Building certification. It was one of our first low-energy building certifications issued by Sustainable Engineering Ltd. It’s a very nice house that fits in well in the neighborhood and looks like any other home. But of course, this house is incredibly high performance. This building was designed to reuse an existing concrete slab to save …

12 September 2017 South Pacific Passive House Conference

Our director, Jason Quinn, presented a joint paper with Clare Parry on lessons learned on the South Pacific Passive House Conference in 2017 in Christchurch. Their presentation “Lessons learned from South Pacific Passive House certifications How not to kill a Passive House project” is available on the PHINZ website. The 3rd Annual South Pacific Passive House Conference 2017 was put …

20 September 2012 InHouse Magazine: Your Client Wants a Passive House?

We drafted this article for InHouse Magazine back in 2012 on our first Passive House project, Passive House Taupo. Kim Feldborg, who is now a friend of ours, has designed an incredible home up there. Essentially, we did the Math and Physics modelling for the building for him. Great project, beautiful build, and a large home that requires almost no …