2018.05.04

10.05 am -10.30 am

Presentation

Passive House Design for Perth (WA)

The South Pacific Passive House Conference
NAB 700 Bourke Street, 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

The expectancy of the public regarding indoor environmental quality is rising, and the need for reducing the energy consumption in buildings is getting obvious. In the close future, they will ask for more energy efficient buildings and a higher quality of the indoor environment.

The Passive House is an ideal concept for the thermal comfort as defined by ISO 7730 and for energy efficiency. This presentation is based on a study in which 35 parameters of an end-of-terrace house are examined, using climate data of Perth and the calculation software PHPP.

The results show there is a cooling potential during night time in the summer and a great heating potential due to long sunshine in the winter. These potentials make it possible to build a Passive House in Perth with far less effort than in Germany, where the Passive House is becoming the standard of the building industry.

2018.05.09

5.00pm -8.00pm

Seminar

Homes of the Future NOW

The Passive House Concept

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

This event will be an introduction into the impact of the indoor environment on health and comfort. Why do we need to change our building practice and where are we in the development of high-performance housing? Furthermore, the holistic “Passive House” concept will be explained in an understandable way, by describing the five main “Passive House” components in detail. The major findings of the thesis: “Passive House design for Perth, Western Australia” will be shown and discussed.

2018.05.16

5.00 pm

Presentation

Airtightness

Western Australian Chapter – Australian Institute of Architects
33 Broadway, Nedlands, WA 6009

Daniel will talk about the importance of airtightness now that it is mandated  under the National Construction Code (NCC).
He will also reveal how airtightness is tested and how buildings in WA are actually performing.

Course

Introduction into high-performance buildings

The Basics of Health and Comfort in Housing, the Passive House Principle and the five key components

Curtin University
Building 104, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102

We spend 90% or more of our time indoors, what is not our natural environment. The expectancy of the public regarding indoor environmental quality is rising, and the need for reducing the energy consumption in buildings is getting obvious. In the close future, they will ask for more energy efficient buildings and a higher quality of the indoor environment.

This course will be an introduction to the science behind thermal comfort and health, and how this affects the construction of buildings. The holistic “Passive House” concept will be explained in an understandable way, describing the five main components in detail. It will be clear that the building envelope is the key for high-performance buildings, comfort and health. 

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