Passive House homes hitting headlines in Australia

20 April 2020 by Jason Quinn

Inside one of Australia’s newest passive houses and its adjoining holiday rental

One of the last projects by a lifetime builder is a certified Passive House he built for himself and his wife, in Bright, Australia.

Energy costs currently amount to about $12 a week—but Trevor Chick and Leanne Guy are expecting that will drop to “near-zero” all year-round once the solar panels are installed. Anyone approaching retirement would appreciate that.

The project, which includes a holiday rental next door, received a detailed and favourable write-up in mainstream Australian media, evidence of the traction the Passive House standard is getting across the ditch.

Trevor estimates it cost another 14% in labour and materials to hit the Passive House performance level for this contemporary two-bedroom, two-bathroom build.

—8 April 2020


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