24.09 - 05.10. 2018

Course

Passive House Designer

Preparation for the international examination of the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant

Box Hill Institute 
253 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Passive Houses do not look any different from other buildings. However, on account of their clearly defined energy standard, they exhibit a high level of thermal comfort and extremely low energy consumption. Good planning, as well as careful execution of the details, is essential in the construction of Passive House buildings. This ensures that the high requirements for the building envelope and technology can be met. As a result, designers and specialist planners need additional expertise which can be acquired and substantiated with the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant training course.

06.10. 2018

Exam

Passive House Designer

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam

Box Hill Institute 
253 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Passive House Institute fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam: It lasts 3 hours and must be taken in writing. The course/examination host will send the examination documents to the PHI after the first correction. After a second marking by the PHI, we will issue the certificate and sent it to successful participants together with the respective seal in digital form via e-mail

12.10.2018

5.00 pm

APHA WA meeting

Passive House Design for Perth Western Australia

How to build in hot climate

Western Australian Chapter – Australian Passive House Association

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 paper 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.

15.10.2018

5.00pm -8.00pm

Seminar

Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) in Hot Climate

How does it work?

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

This event will be an introduction to how Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) systems work and why we need it. We will discuss the impact of your homes to your Health and Comfort, and how HRV systems can improve your life quality.

During our last couple of events, we realise that Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) is still the part that is most misunderstood and argued. The question about air-quality and window ventilation often too the most time in the discussions.

The three main question that will be answered are:

  • Why ever building needs “controlled ventilation” for health reasons, no matter the quality of the build?
  • Does it make sense to implement HRV into a building or not and what solutions are available?
  • How does the heat-recovery work?

02.11.2018

5.00 pm

APHA WA meeting

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Western Australian Chapter – Australian Passive House Association

07.11.2018

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.

26.11 - 06.12. 2018

Course

Passive House Designer

Preparation for the international examination of the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant

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

You want to design energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings worldwide?

Then the Passive House standard is what you are looking for, and this course shouldn’t be missed! You will learn first-hand everything from how to define the thermal envelope to how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges. This course is aimed at all building professionals, including architects, engineers, policy makers, contractors and builders. However, we often see owner-builders and non-building professionals doing the course too. It consists of 9 days of in-class training.

Besides lectures and discussions, you will deepen your knowledge with workshops, as well as calculation and design exercises. In addition, you will have a closer look at the Passive House component and materials collection!

07.12 - 08.12. 2018

Exam

Passive House Designer

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exam

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

The Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course will prepare you to pass this Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exam. Link

The test can be done 4 times a year at any examination centre worldwide. When taking the exam with Smart Plus Homes, you can get a one day of preparation on the day before the exam.

On successfully passing the exam, you will receive an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant certificate together with the respective seal and be listed on the Passive House Institutes worldwide database for 5 years.

Talk to us

APHA-Perth-EVENTS

Western Australian Chapter

The Australian Passive House Association APHA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote Passive House principles as a way of providing superior indoor comfort and air quality while reducing energy use and carbon emissions from Australia’s buildings.

Passive House (or Passivhaus) was originally developed in Germany and has since spread throughout Europe. The standard continues to evolve and is now finding popularity in diverse climatic regions including California, Japan and Indonesia. To date 40,000 houses, schools, offices, and other building types have been built to the Passive House standard around the world.

Daniel Kress is the Representative of The Western Australian Chapter – The Australian Passive House Association. This page is only a service of Smart Plus Homes to give the easy public access to the Passive House related events in Western Australia.

If you have an event that you like to share, it is related to Passive House and is in WA, please send me an invite to your Google Calendar Event. IT MUST BE AN GOOGLE CALENDAR EVENT, and IT MUST BE AN INVITE!

Daniel will publish the event if it is suitable.

My e-mail Address for APHA is:

perth@passivehouseaustralia.org