Passive House on the Rise

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Aesthetics, technicalities, collaboration and fundamentals of Passive House design. This event will explain the essentials of Passive House design and how aesthetics are integrated into the design. It will discuss a range of typologies and dissect the design processes and challenges from each of the building types. The focus will be on educational, high rise and commercial projects, not residential.

Finally, this session will address the technicalities that come with Passive House design and outline what a successful project looks like.

AACA Competency: Design

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Related Environment note: Passivhaus: The pathway to low energy buildings in Australasia by Clare Parry


Darren O'Dea - Principal (Building Physics), Inhabit Group
Darren leads the Building Physics (ESD) practice within Inhabit. Based in Melbourne, he is responsible for the growth and quality of Building Physics consulting services globally.

Through an interest in thought leadership, rethinking the norm and improving the built environment, Darren has operated as a technical advisor at various levels, including historical advisory roles for the Vietnamese and Singapore government on energy efficiency legislation, and active advisory roles with Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Climate Works, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and as acting Chairperson of the Australian Passive House Association (APHA).

Johanna Trickett - ESD Consultant, Aurecon
Johanna is an ESD Consultant with Aurecon in Melbourne. Johanna has held roles as an architect, sustainability advisor and ESD consultant, which enables her to bring a diverse range of design, engineering and stakeholder engagement experience into every project.

During 13 years local and international industry experience, she developed a keen eye for design cantered sustainability solutions. Johanna is a certified Passive House Designer with a great passion to establish this world leading energy performance and indoor comfort standard in Australia.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the essential design components of Passive House and what a successful project looks like
  • Understand how aesthetics are integrated into Passive House design
  • Identify opportunities & challenges of implementing Passive House Design in range of typologies
  • Identify specific technicalities relating to high rise/larger scale Passive House application

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

    Published on: 16/11/2017

    Technical requirements

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