Find a PHINZ sponsor or member

Our sponsors and members provide a range of services and products for use in Passive House projects. The directory includes Certified Passive House professionals, who have successfully completed the requirements of the Passive House Institute to gain the following qualifications:

Certified Passive House Designer Certified Passive House Consultant Certified Passive House Tradesperson Passive House Certifier

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OMEGA Windows and Doors is proudly owned by McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Limited, who have over 50 years of experience in extruding aluminium. This combined with contemporary European design means you get a product that not only looks good but can withstand the demanding weather conditions of New Zealand.

The OMEGA Thermal Series was benchmarked and showed a 36% improved (“u” value) thermal performance compared to one of its standard competitors. The innovative OMEGA Thermal Series is also designed to significantly lessen the Bi-Metallic effect which occurs in most joinery products.

OMEGA and McKechnie Aluminium are the only aluminium extrusion business in New Zealand to operate a remelt facility for recycling aluminium retaining all the aluminium’s properties. Third-party environmentally certified with a high recycled content and therefore low carbon footprint.

Toitu carbon reduce product certification – Sustainably leading the industry  

Achieving a carbon footprint of 1.21kg of CO2e per Kg of Aluminium on a Scope 1 and 2* basis which is 90% better than the global average (11.5kg^ CO2e per kg of aluminium) Toitu carbon reduce, third-party certified.  OMEGA by McKechnie® is the first NZ Aluminium joinery manufacturer to achieve third-party Toitu carbon reduce product certification by Toitu Envirocare.

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Certified Passive House professionals

ENERsign GmbH is a leading German producer of high-performance windows and doors with than two decades of specialization and experience on the Passive House market. The PHI-certified superinsulated ENERsign®primus product line of window and door combine seamless aesthetics and technical integration with one of the highest thermal performance available on the marketplace.

Our patented ENERsign®primus System is a wood-aluminum window perfectly designed to provide the best possible energy efficiency with minimal sight lines and clean overall aesthetics. The ENERsign®door, ENERslide lift+slide and the ENERsky frameless oversized windows complete the product offering with exceptional products.

The wall integrated ENERsign®primus aluminum clad wood windows offer a high degree of both thermal and visual comfort from low conductivity native, natural woods. The surrounding slender visual frame profiles create minimal sight lines while the extra deep profile depth provides excellent stability. The frameless window sash design allows for a continuous glass sight line even where fixed and turn-and tilt elements combined.

We are serving projects in New Zealand through our local partner ECO WINDOWS.

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Fantech was founded in 1973 and has since been at the forefront of fan engineering and acoustic control technologies. It continues to focus on the implementation of new products for virtually every commercial, residential and industrial ventilation requirement with an emphasis on reliability and energy efficiency.

The business is driven by its commitment to customer service, product development, technical expertise and the highest quality product range. Today the company has 9 offices in a comprehensive network throughout Australia and New Zealand with its head office and principal manufacturing plant located in South Dandenong Victoria.

Fantech operates within the HVAC industry and has been involved in numerous major construction projects. We are also involved in Heat recovery/energy efficient ventilation, this includes passive house certified and green star accredited projects. These projects include the unique South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Westfield Mall (Newmarket), Commercial Bay (Auckland), Sky City Casino & Convention Centre (Auckland), Residence du park (Queenstown), Dunedin Cohousing project, and the six star Green Star awarded Melbourne Convention Centre. The opportunity to be involved in such iconic projects comes from the company’s reputation as a provider of high quality products and solutions focused on expert advice.

The company operates a quality management system under ISO9001: 2000 across all its manufacturing sites. This is supported by a strong culture of continuous improvement throughout the organisation via a process of empowerment, education and training.

Fantech continues to introduce new and innovative products that are designed to optimise the indoor air quality and lower energy consumption. These products are helping to improve comfort levels and create healthier more productive spaces by introducing fresh filtered air into the internal environment.

Our commitment to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and the air quality within the occupied space, has led Fantech to introduce a number of cutting edge products. These intelligent products come from some of the world’s leading ventilation brands including Zehnder, Aerauliqa and Soler & Palau. Fantech’s experienced ventilation specialists have been fully trained on these new technologies and are able to provide advice on which products will suit your specific requirements.

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Certified Passive House professionals

As a certified Passive House Tradesperson and accredited Proclima installer, you can be assured that Bright Build understands high-performance, energy-efficient construction.   We are passionate about ensuring New Zealanders live in a healthier home, warmer in winter and cooler in summer, that is economical to run and will continue to have less impact on the Earth.  Bright Build has experience with both Formance and NZSIP systems, and on our most recent high-performance build achieved 0.31 ACH.

Bright Build is a family building business, based in Wellington, New Zealand and are Registered Master Builders.  Our Build Director (Craig Taylor) has over 33 years of building experience and holds dual LBP certification in Carpentry and Site 2  (which certifies his expertise not only in building, but also in managing and delivering technically complex building projects).

 

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  1. Passive House and High Performance Building Advice and Guidance Carefully Explained and Made Easy To Understand For Design and Engineering Professionals, Customers and Trade Technicians Alike.
  2. Professional Coordination with Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants To Ensure Completely Unbiased Advice and Accuracy to Achieve Target Outcomes.
  3. Specialised Advice and Guidance for High Performance Low Energy Products and Systems with Careful Attention to Detail Applied During all Phases of System Design, Product Specification, Installation and Commissioning.
  4. We Provide Accurate Design, Specification, Certified Installation and Certified Testing and Commissioning for the Following Products, Systems and Services (Click Links to Product and Service Information):
  5. Detailed Data Recording for ALL Systems Initial Set-Up for Reference.
  6. Specific Passive House PHPP Protocol Data Sets For Passive House Certification:
    • MVHR Ventilation Protocol and Sign-Off
    • Certified Blower Door Test and Sign-Off
  7. We Provide All Our Products and Services in a Relaxed and Professional Manner with an Emphasis on Fun, Engagement and Education. Our Approach Always Includes Integrity, Reliability and Accuracy of Detail.

The Edge Innovation Team.

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Certified Passive House professionals

Creating what matters for future generations is an overarching philosophy that underpins our core values and how we approach our architectural commissions as we seek to question today, imagine tomorrow, create for the future.

We are a highly motivated and connected team of expert designers, from unique and diverse backgrounds, committed to listen, engage, and collaborate with our clients to deliver project outcomes that create highly effective and enriched spatial environments for individuals, and communities, both now and far into the future.

We have nearly 150 years of history in architecture practice, our acquired knowledge and skills are coupled with continual research and innovation applied to develop efficient, resilient, sustainable solutions benefiting from years of review and wide project experience across New Zealand. Our extensive historical experience, unique understanding of our land and climates coupled with our long collaboration with local communities, councils and contractors allow us to uniquely tailor our design solutions in unison with our connected local and global WSP engineering design specialists.

Our designers are committed to sustainability and understand that taking a sustainable approach means ensuring that any decisions and actions made today, do not negatively compromise future generations and the world we live in. As part of this commitment, a large number of our team are qualified assessors for green building rating tools / certification and experts in high-performance building standards such as Passive House.

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Certified Passive House professionals

No one knows the Manawatu quite like we do. We’ve been around since the 1960s and in that time, we’ve earned our stripes by creating a range of stunning architecture in both the commercial and residential space.

We believe our work speaks for itself. Look at any one of our projects and you’ll see the style, creativity, quality, and commitment to detail.

Energy efficiency and sustainability is a complicated issue facing the sector and what can seem like minor choices in the design and construction can have large consequences in the life cycle of a structure and its overall efficiency. We understand this and would love to partner with you on this journey.

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I conceive history as a tapestry that is still on the loom. All the portions that have been woven are our history, the edge of the weaving is NOW and the fibers still yet to be woven are our future. I am using a type of theoretic thought experiment to try to work out what the built environment would feel like by theoretically re-weaving history to follow paths long discarded by Western thought.
 
I’m striving to understand what this type of society would have done once (if) it grew to the point where it was an endemic species, meaning the very existence of the society is having a direct negative consequential effect on the bioregion or biosphere.
 
Once that society has recognized their impact what changes would they make or have made?
 
This is a long term study and unlikely to ever come to an end. BUT, by using this lens to peer into an alternative rewoven historical past, I can infer some things to the Now of today’s destructive, scarcity based society to try to pull from that vision as much as I can into reality today.
 
Using this methodology, I have come to three realizations that I am pursuing in current projects:
  1. De-Commodification of land. I believe in a regenerative society, one could not own the land any more than a sparrow or tree owns the land. So in my projects, I am concentrating on groups with alternative ownership models as a start.
  2. In a Regenerative society based on Abundance the concept of Enough is critical. “Everyone gets a nest, but not a nest egg”. To that end i am looking at alternative economic models with special interest in Wellness Accounting as well as groups that have a commitment to voluntary redistribution of wealth and a commitment to wholeness of the individual, group and planet as a foundation for the group’s relationship with the land.
  3. De-Commodification of Intellectual Property. I believe in a regenerative society, intellectual property would be held in common This is a longer discussion, but theoretically with common purpose and rapid innovation is possible,
I am still very much in the exploratory phase, trying to find groups here that are aligned with my kaupapa (values).
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