The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to lead change by educating, promoting, and supporting the delivery of Certified Passive House buildings in Australia. Our vision is that all Australians live and work in healthy, comfortable, low energy, resilient buildings.
Passive House is fundamentally about design. It is best approached as an integrated design process with the whole design team involved. As a fabric-first construction standard summarised by 5 design principles and performance criteria, it ensures a design delivers very high performance and comfort for the lifetime of the building, plugging the “Performance Gap” often experienced in building operations.
It relies on building physics and carefully integrated, minimal building services and technology. By eliminating the need to bolt expensive additional technology onto a poorly performing building, it eliminates the risk of bolt-on green-bling compromising the architecture.
The Passive House Standard is the world leading energy efficiency & health standard for buildings. This webinar will provide a robust introduction to what the standard encompasses, how engineers and building professionals can utilise it and how it can improve the performance of buildings to meet our climate goals.
Johanna leads NDY’s group of specialist sustainability consultants in Melbourne. Johanna has held roles as an architect, sustainability advisor, project leader, and ESD consultant, which enables her to bring a diverse range of design, engineering and stakeholder engagement experience into the projects she is working on. During her 16 years of local and international industry experience, she developed a keen eye for design centered sustainability solutions. Johanna is a certified Passive House Designer and Trainer with a great passion to establish this world leading energy performance and indoor comfort standard in Australia.
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