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 …

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2019 October 26 Passive House + Sustainable Building: Passive Sheltered Scheme 500 Years in the Making

Beautiful English Passive House social housing apartments for the elderly: “18 apartments split into three blocks totalling 1057 sqm treated floor area. The larger block is comprised of 14 one-bedroom apartments at 55 sqm each, while the two identical smaller buildings each contain two two-bed apartments at 68 sqm each.” Unlike most project descriptions, this article has a refreshingly frank …

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. …