If you haven’t yet downloaded and read the excellent book produced by APHA, Passivhaus in Australia, I highly recommend it. Although New Zealand had a head start over Australia on Passive House design and construction, the Aussies have now clearly surged to the lead with their large complex projects. School classrooms, student accommodation and a high-end apartment building have all been completed. I’m most impressed by the Woodside building at Monash University (profiled on page 86). There is no way to confuse this design with a house and at 15,860m2 it’s the largest certified Passive House building in the southern hemisphere.
You can download the book as a free pdf at the Australian Passive House Association’s website. APHA has provided some printed copies to me as a thank you for helping with the project. I know some folks really like to have hard copies to show clients or pass around the office. If you would like a hard copy, you can purchase one here until I run out.
$20 including GST and shipping—within NZ only