Below are the Passive House projects from across the motu certified in the last 24 months. Browse through the slides and vote for your favourite at the Passive House Hui. —– —– For more details of each project, visit the case studies on the Sustainable Engineering website.
PHINZ has created a short guide to help with terminology when talking about projects that our members and other Passive House professionals undertake.
We may seem a bit late to the party since Homestar v5 was launched in 2021! However, Homestar v5 is due to come into force in February 2023 so we’d like to share some of our thoughts on it. Homestar and Passive House – what’s the difference? First, it’s important to acknowledge that Homestar and … Continue reading PHINZ welcomes Homestar v5
Adele Eyers, originally from South Africa, has her own construction project management consultancy and in the last three months has been concentrating on the other side of the coin – an apprenticeship in building. PHINZ would like to roundly congratulate Adele on being the first female to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson in Aotearoa … Continue reading Interview with Adele Eyers: NZ’s first female Certified Passive House Tradesperson
PIHA HOUSE started in 2019 as pretty much a standard renovation of an existing 2012 build, using European quality exterior joinery and more insulation. Although the brief was not Passive House quality, it was continued work for myself and team, considering I am a Certified Passive House Builder. Work started, removing interior linings to add … Continue reading Whānau Spotlight: Terry Bryers and the team at Bruyere Ltd renovate Piha House
As interest in better performing buildings, and Passive House specifically, is ramping up rapidly in Aotearoa NZ we are starting to see dubious Passive House claims being made more frequently (and more complaints about incorrect claims coming our way). Be mindful: if your build has not reached Passive House certification, then you cannot claim … Continue reading Claiming Passive House – the need to un-muddy the waters
What are the important things that make your life comfortable..healthy…happy? If you scaled that idea up to your community, have you ever thought what that community might look like? Would it be a place where you’re not shivering by a fire at night so you don’t spend too much on power? Or where your child … Continue reading Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CET) course makes a visible difference to lives and businesses
Kia ora koutou, As we approach the end of 2021, I’d like to thank you for your energy and passion in driving the Passive House kaupapa, and your support of PHINZ. We’ve seen huge momentum this year for Passive House in Aotearoa. Kāinga Ora now has 2 Passive House beginning construction – Bader Ventura in Māngere and Ngā Kāinga Anamata – homes … Continue reading A message from our CEO
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
Ngā Kāinga Anamata, which means “homes of the future” is a Kāinga Ora project aimed at driving carbon emission reduction in New Zealand’s construction industry. The project will deliver 30 new homes within five, three-level apartment buildings in Auckland’s Glendowie. Each near identical building will use a different construction technology, enabling insights to be gathered … Continue reading Passive House social housing project a catalyst for change in the building industry