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Passive House in Australia - A Primer: DR2008

Daniela Russo
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:53:35

Daniela Russo is one of currently few Passive House Consultants in Australia. She has a passion for this building methodology.

In this talk, she steps through the the design principles and benefits of Passive House and discusses how these very European concepts can be applied to the Australian building context.

She discusses the impacts of Passive House principles on a very simple house design and highlights the significantly reduced energy requirements for heating and cooling. 


This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 4, 6, & 8

  • Understand the history of Passive House.
  • Understand the principles and benefits of Passive House design.
  • Appreciate how the principles of Passive House can fit with different construction methods in Australia.
  • Understand the construction components of Passive House construction.
  • Learn from the case study the impacts of Passive House design on a simple house design and the benefits in reducing heating and cooling energy requirements.
  • Understand how to prepare a document to present the best case for the development you have designed.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA