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

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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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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

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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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Construction on a new and innovative Memorial Centre for Luggate is set to commence in July this year, targeting completion in April 2022. This will be Aotearoa NZ’s first community facility built to the Passive House standard – a very exciting development! The centre has been designed by PHINZ members Salmond Architecture and Hiberna, along with the wider … Continue reading New Luggate Memorial Hall to be Passive House

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