PHINZ Hui 2023: Beyond the single dwelling

Location: Te Pae Convention Centre, Ōtautahi/Christchurch
Date: 16/11/2023
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost: $230 (members), $250 (non-members)

Event details

CPD Code: 8 points V276_2023_NZ

Hui Program

09:00 Arrival & coffee/tea

09:30 Welcome from the chair

09.45 Construction accord – Jennifer Taylor

10:00 Passive House Commercial – Elrond Burrell, Bryce Dunlop & Nick Yannakis

11:00 Morning tea

11:30 Pecha Kucha – Various speakers

12:45 Lunch

13:45 PHINZ update from the chair

14:00 Passive House multiunit housing – Natasha Cockerell, Joe Lyth, Dimas Rodriguez & Jason Quinn

15.00 Afternoon tea

15.30 PHINZ Member workshop

16:45 2023 Awards

17:00 Farewell from the chair

18:00 Social dinner

As the Passive House movement gathers momentum in Aotearoa (with 145 Certified projects and counting), PHINZ is gearing up for our annual Hui. Join us for an engaging and interactive day of discussion and workshopping as we consider Passive House beyond the realm of the single, bespoke home. 

Come on a journey with industry experts and colleagues as we kōrero moving Passive House from the niche to the mainstream, covering multi-unit housing, commercial developments, prefabricated buildings and more.

We’d like to say a huge mihi to our key sponsors Fantech and APL we wouldn’t be able to do this without you!

Key note speakers:

  • Jennifer Taylor (Construction Sector Accord), on her mahi with the Construction Sector Accord, and how Passive House fits into the wider context of the construction sector response to the Climate Emergency
  • Bryce & Donnelle Dunlop (Dunlop Builders), on their ground-breaking ‘Dunlop Hub’ Certified Passive commercial office project
  • Nick Yannakis (Beca), on his experience developing the Nae Nae pool project Passive House Business Case
  • Dimas Rodriguez (Oculus Architectural Engineering), on his experience as the Passive House Designer for Kainga Ora’s ‘Bader Ventura’ Certified Passive House multi-unit residential development 
  • Jason Quinn (Sustainable Engineering), on his experience as the Passive House Certifier for Bader Ventura, and other multi-unit residential projects.
  • Murray Robertson (PHINZ Chair) with an update on PHINZ strategy/ direction and exciting things to come 

Pecha Kucha presenters:

  • Tobias Smith ( PTL | Structural & Fire), on the Kohinga – St Albans Community Centre – designing a mass timber/ thermal-bridge free structure from an Engineer’s perspective
  • Arthur Lee (Respond Architects), presenting his approach to Life Cycle Carbon calculations and analysis in a Passive House context
  • Guy Shaw (Energy Architecture), presenting his work on the Scott Base (Antarctica) Geomagnetic Observatory building
  • Matthew Cutler-Welsh (NZGBC), on integrating PHPP and Homestar Version 5
  • Damien McGill (The Healthy Home Corporation), discussing his experience in Enerphit and renovating to create healthy homes
  • Bryce Dunlop (Dunlop Builders), on lessons learned from residential Passive House projects – a builders perspective

We still have a few presenters to confirm, watch this space!

Site Visits

Wednesday 15th November

NK Windows 

Established in 2000, NK Windows is one of the most experienced uPVC window and door suppliers in New Zealand. It is all we do. We exist to make New Zealand homes warmer, safer and quieter. This tour is an opportunity to view our products and have a unique look at a modern, high volume window factory.

  • 11.30am-12pm arrive at our factory – sign in/Health and Safety
  • 12 -1pm Factory tour
  • 1.30pm Q&A session
  • Register with Martin at 
  • Location –  17 Hammersmith Drive, Wigram, Christchurch

Terralana Factory 

Since 1999, Terra Lana have harnessed the unique qualities of New Zealand wool to make superior performing, natural wool blend products that are better for our people, land and future. . This will be a unique opportunity to tour Terra Lana’s blending, recycling and manufacturing processes, to see how wool from local farms is turned into high quality insulation.

  • 2.30-2.45pm arrive at our factory – sign in/Health and Safety3.00-4.00pm Tour of both our recycling and blending plant and manufacturing plant4.00-5.00pm nibbles and beverages provided with a Q&A session
    5pm finish
  • Register with Brad at 
  • Location –  55 Francella Street, Christchurch

Friday 17th November

Russ Drive

This was Edwards and Co Builders first certified Passive House project with an amazing 0.3ACH airtightness result. It is very much a house of two halves, with the principal area of 97m2 TFA being certified to the Passive House standard and the guest wing being high performance. Come and talk with builder Liam about his passion towards building this certified passive home for his clients whilst overcoming the pressure to achieve the vigorous standards.

Bushland Park

Bushland Park, New Zealand’s first Passive House neighbourhood is under construction. Ethos Homes have completed two PH Plus certified Rātā homes in 2022 and construction has begun on a further two Tōtara homes, both also targeting PH Plus. Come for a tour though a completed house and talk with Pete & Amanda on their experience of living in one of their own buildings – what works and how their experience matches their expectations from the thermal modelling. Construction is underway and frames are expected to be up in time for the site visit. 

Waikuku Beach Passive House

A compact and modest low-carbon Passive House in Waikuku, Canterbury. Owner Paul Finch has been blogging extensively on his journey and has presented a case study webinar on the Finch Family’s journey to a greener, more comfortable holiday home in Waikuku Beach, Canterbury. Discover how the power of Passive House design and saveBOARD’s low-carbon building materials came together to create a masterpiece of comfort.

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