Category Archives: Passive Houses

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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We are very pleased to announce our new “brochure” – Passive House: Homes Where People Thrive. This is an accessible guide for people planning to build a new home – learn all about the health, comfort and quality benefits of a Passive House. This concise guide also has the details of what sets Passive House … Continue reading Passive House: Homes Where People Thrive

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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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Two exciting new developments are in the pipeline, advocating for Passive House to provide healthy and energy efficient new homes. 1. Bushland Park Bushland Park near Christchurch offers houses that have already been designed to target Passive House certification. The project has been designed by certified Passive House designer Karen Manson, of PHINZ member Meta … Continue reading Two Exciting New Developments

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Kia ora koutou, In honour of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, I had a chat to Kiharoa Milroy  (Tūhoe and Ngāti Whakaue) about the gifting of our Te Reo name – Te Tōpūtanga o te Whare Korou ki Aotearoa – earlier this year. Kiharoa explained that he was approached by a member of the board … Continue reading Whare Korou – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

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After the “High-performance buildings at scale” event, Emma Osmundsen of Exeter City Living kindly shared a short video with us. It is a conversation taking place between some of the Keir Construction team on the construction site of the St Loyes Extra Care Facility for Exeter City Council. More about the project on the website … Continue reading What do builders think about constructing a Passive House building?

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At our High-performance Buildings at Scale event, there was a Question & Answer session with Chris Higgins (Green Building Planner for the City of Vancouver), Emma Osmundsen (Managing Director Exeter City Living Ltd.) Hosted by Kara Rosemeier (PHINZ) with special guest Alex Baker (Sustainability Programme Manager at Kāinga Ora) We have made the transcript available on the download page. (Direct link to download … Continue reading High-performance at scale: Q&A

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