13.02.2019

5.00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monthly APHA Catch-up

The Passive House Opportunities in WA

Passive House Is Coming and You Can’t Stop It

Western Australian Chapter – Australian Passive House Association

Hotel Northbridge, 210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Monthly APHA Catch-up

This catch-up is open for the public and APHA (Australian Passive House Association) members alike.

Meet and mix with Passive House professionals in Perth and find out what Passive House is all about!

Program:

18:00-19:00         Socialising/Discussion – Drinks and food available

06.02.2019

5.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Seminar​

Passive House; A Practical Approach

How to Build and Overcome Site Challenges

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Passive House; A Practical Approach – How to Build and Overcome Site Challenges


You will learn a practical manner on how to define the thermal envelope and how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges.

This seminar is aimed at all tradespeople and other building professionals including architects, engineers, policy makers, contractors, and builders.

Owner-builders and the public are more than welcome and you will definitely take something away from this seminar.

30.01.2019

5.00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monthly APHA Catch-up

Why we need more Passive House Tradies in WA

Current ratio 15/1

Western Australian Chapter – Australian Passive House Association

Hotel Northbridge, 210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Monthly APHA Catch-up

This catch-up is open for the public and APHA (Australian Passive House Association) members alike.

Meet and mix with Passive House professionals in Perth and find out what Passive House is all about!

We will 20 minutes of open discussion about ” Why we need more Passive House Tradies in WA? – Current ratio is only 15:1″ and how can we do this. 

Program:

17:00-17:30         Welcome, meet & greet – Drinks and nibbles available 

17:30-17:50         Discussion –  Why we need more Passive House Tradies in WA? – Current ratio is only 15:1 

17:50-18:00         Socialising – Drinks and food available 

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.

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!

15.10.2018

5.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Seminar​

The Basics of Passive House Design

How does it work?

REHAU DesignHaus,

154 Moray St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

Design energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings worldwide

You will learn first-hand everything from how to define the thermal envelope to how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges. This seminar is aimed at all building professionals, including architects, engineers, policy makers, contractors, and builders.

Daniel will talk about how to design a Passive House while looking at some of the challenges of doing so in Perth. He will also show how it should be interpreted in the design stage. He will ultimately demonstrate why the Passive House approach is the way of the future.

02.11.2018

5.00 pm – 7:30 pm

APHA WA meeting

Health and Comfort

How do our homes impact our health and how can we improve it?

Western Australian Chapter – Australian Passive House Association

Hotel Northbridge, 210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

We spend 90% of our time indoors, and that is not our natural environment. This can have a huge impact on our health, especially considering that the air is 2-5 times more polluted than the outdoor air.

Daniel will talk about how our buildings impact health and why we need to change our building practice.

In an open panel discussion with Daniel, questions of the audience will be answered. The main topic will be: “How to improve the indoor environment.”

During the socialising and APHA Chapter meeting we will keep discussing “How to accelerate the Passive House Movement in WA”. This will be as well the time to get some advice on a project by the APHA members.

Program:

17:00-17:30         Welcome, Meet and Greet (Food and Drinks are available)

17:30-18:00         Presentation: Health and Comfort

18:00-18:30         Questions and Answers

18:30                     Socialising in the restaurant next door

07.11.2018

5.00pm -8.00pm

Seminar

Global Warming of 1.5 °C

What is the impact of the building industry?

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Buildings account for 23% of Australia’s emissions, and that is not including the building industry. Nearly no one is talking of this fact, and we always look at the energy production and not the energy reduction. Is the building industry the low hanging fruit that is forgotten about?

Daniel will discuss this topic and will show big opportunities for the professionals in the building industry. He will explain why the Passive House Standard is only the first step and what opportunities we have in the building stock for improvements. He will speak about the challenges and opportunities. The question, “What I can do with my house?”, will as well be touched on.  

In an open discussion with Daniel, questions of the audience will be answered.

During the following socialising we will keep discussing “How to transition to zero net emissions by around 2050”.

Program:

17:00-17:30         Welcome, Meet and Greet (Food and Drinks are available)

17:30-17:45         Welcome and Introduction

17:45-18:00         Global Warming of 1.5 °C – What does this mean?

18:00-18:15         Renewables – There is enough for everyone  

18:15-18:30         Break (Food and Drinks are available)

18:30-18:45         Energy supply and efficiencies – Reduce, Produce, Store

18:45-19:00         The Basics of Passive House – The first step

19:00-19:15         The Passive House Bug – What does this mean for me? 

19:15-19:30         Questions and Answers

19:30                     Socialising in the restaurant next door

15.10.2018

5.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Seminar​

The Basics of Passive House Design

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Daniel will talk about how to design a passive house while looking at some of the challenges of doing so in Perth. He will also show how Passive House Software can help and how it should be interpreted in the design stage. He will ultimately demonstrate why the Passive House approach is the way of the future.

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.

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

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.

31.08.2018

5.00 pm

APHA WA meeting

Where to go from here

Passive House in WA

Hotel Northbridge,
210 Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Daniel will talk about how our buildings impact health and why we need to change our building practice.

In an open panel discussion with Daniel Kress and Roger Joiner, questions of the audience will be answered. The main topic will be: “How to accelerate the passive house movement in WA.”

05.09.2018

5.00 pm

Presentation

The Basics of Passive House Design

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

Daniel will talk about how to design a passive house while looking at some of the challenges of doing so in Perth. He will also show how Passive House Software can help and how it should be interpreted in the design stage. He will ultimately demonstrate why the Passive House approach is the way of the future.

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.

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.

2018.05.04

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.

2018.03.28

5.00 pm

Presentation

Passive House -
Comfort & Health

Eco Outdoor
4 Drake St, Osborne Park WA 6017

This presentation will be an introduction to the science behind thermal comfort and health, and how this affects the construction of buildings. 

2018.03.26​

5.00 pm

Presentation

The Passive House Concept​

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

This presentation 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 five main components in detail and how it differs from “Solar Passive”.  The major findings of Daniel’s thesis: “Passive House design for Perth, Western Australia’ will also be shown and he will discuss affordability and the cost of not building near zero energy housing.

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