2019 August 20 – Passive House Institute: More Passive Houses in Paradise

I was looking for several examples of apartment buildings on the PHI website when I came across this colorful interview of New Zealand’s Passive House champion Thomas van Raamsdonk. When Thomas was asked ” What is the current situation? “ His reply was: “To date, there are over 20 certified Passive House buildings in New Zealand. Many more projects are underway or …

AIRAH Ecolibruium August 2019 Feature

One of our newsletter articles was published in AIRAH magazine. AIRAH Ecolibruium August 2019 https://www.airah.org.au/ EcoLibrium/2019/Ecolibrium_August_2019.aspx When asked where he learned this Jason pointed out it was from Joe Lstiburek in Westford Massachusetts way back in 2014 and from Kara Rosemeier in 2012 but with less swearing. Read more here.

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 …