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On 29 November, MBIE released the 2021 update to the building code. The main changes include increasing insulation requirements and changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. However, quietly tucked way in H1/VM1 Energy Efficiency Verification Method is a section that now recognises the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) as a modelling tool that can … Continue reading Building Code update recognises the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) for energy modelling

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On Thursday 25th November PHINZ hosted a webinar which covered the challenges faced and solutions implemented in consenting the windows for the Wunderbar Passive House project. Darryl Sang and Alya Abed Ali from Sang Architects and Darryl August and Ian Fong from August Millard talked through the details and shared their learnings. If you missed … Continue reading Consenting Passive House Windows webinar a success

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A Kāinga Ora social housing project in Māngere, Auckland has passed pre-construction review and is now on track to become the first central government funded Passive House social housing in Australasia. Construction on the 3 level, 18 unit “Bader Ventura” project is due to start by the end of this year, and to be completed by … Continue reading Passive House Social Housing gets going in Aotearoa

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The number of certified Passive House projects is growing fast in Aotearoa NZ. And with Passive House being in the media more frequently, PHINZ is often asked how many Passive House projects there are in Aotearoa NZ. Unfortunately, this question does not have a straightforward answer. Passive House certification is an independent process undertaken by … Continue reading Certified Passive House projects in Aotearoa

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The SPPHC21 is set for November 25-27th at Auckland’s AUT. Hosted in cooperation with APHA and AUT this year’s theme is Our Common Future with topics including Passive House social housing and intergenerational wellbeing. Registrations are open now – get in quick as numbers are limited and Early Bird rates end August 31st. For more … Continue reading South Pacific Passive House Conference 2021

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In 2015, the UN set 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reached by 2030. The Passive House Standard plays a direct role in achieving many of these global aims for the built environment. In order to identify how Passive House contributes to the SDGs, the International Passive House Association derived a list of … Continue reading Passive House and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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At the Passive House Hui yesterday (13 June 2021), the High-Performance Construction Details handbook was launched. You can head over to the HPCD page and download a free copy of the PDF handbook and a copy of all the CAD details. The handbook will be a valuable resource for design and construction professionals, providing practical … Continue reading Launched: High-Performance Construction Details Handbook

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Passive House – Our Common Future The South Pacific Passive House Conference will be held at AUT, Auckland, in November 2021 Conference Topics Passive House social housing Proven outcomes of Passive House projects Intergenerational well­ being and Passive House We would like to see talks addressing these topics, but are open to all research on … Continue reading SPPHC21 – Call for Abstracts

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Earth Day 2021 is on April 22nd! Restoring Our Earth is bigger than one solution or one country’s efforts. We must come together as a global community to make changes, and more importantly make them quickly. Recognising the crucial role that maximising the efficiency of the resources we already have is pivotal: EFFICIENCY is our … Continue reading Earth Day 2021

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