PHINZ has partnered with Auckland Build this year and we are jointly promoting the event. PHINZ will also be presenting 3 sessions on Friday the 3rd of November: 11:00 am – Dr Kara Rosemeier – Clearing the air: Certified Passive Houses 11:20 am – Guy Shaw – The Passive House Standard: comfort, health & energy Read more about PHINZ at Auckland Build[…]
It’s time for a catch-up and to see what’s going on on the Christchurch Passive House world. There has certainly been some activity recently, so come along and keep the momentum and enthusiasm up.
Southern Sustainable Building is hosting an event where Elrond Burrell will present “Passive House for Schools and Business – Our children deserve healthy, warm learning environments as well as homes” SaveSave SaveSave
Come and share your Passive House stories, experiences with products and suppliers, and meet other Passive House enthusiasts in a famous pub! The inaugural meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 July, 8pm at Galbraiths, 2 Mt Eden Rd, Grafton, Auckland (Corner of Symonds St and Mt Eden Rd). There’s paid parking close by, and the Read more about PHINZ Auckland Chapter meeting[…]
Good news for all designPH users in New Zealand, designPH 1.5 has been released as a free update and it now automatically takes account of the orientation of Southern Hemisphere designs! (No need to flip the model.) For full information on the update visit www.designPH.org/node/491 Existing customers can update for free at www.designph.org/patches_updates after login. Read more about designPH 1.5 PRO updated for the Southern Hemisphere[…]
A blower door test to measure the airtightness in a New Zealand Passive House building needs to be performed in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9972:2015. The only exception to this is the calculation of the internal reference volume outlined in section 6.1.1 of the standard. The air change rate (ach) at a pressure difference of Read more about Measuring Airtightness in New Zealand Passive Houses[…]
The new brochure “Everything you always wanted to know about Passive Houses in New Zealand” was successfully launched at the South Pacific Passive House Conference in Christchurch. This is a new concise guide for people in New Zealand who would like to learn more about the how and why of Passive House, as well as Read more about Brochure Launch: Everything you always wanted to know about Passive Houses in New Zealand[…]
Exciting news to start 2017: there is now a Passive House certified component being made in Aotearoa NZ for the first time! Congratulations to Thermadura for achieving certification for the NatureLine PASSIVE range of timber windows. In the international Passive House Component Database: http://database.passivehouse.com/de/components/details/window/856 Download the certificate PDF here. We expect to see the certification Read more about First for NZ: Certified Passive House Component made in NZ[…]
This is a monthly social gathering of Passive House enthusiasts in Christchurch. It is every month on the third Thursday, beginning at 4:00pm.
R or U-values do not tell the whole story about transmission heat loss through the building envelope. In fact, the better you insulate your building, the more you need to pay attention to rat-runs to get the full benefit of the thermal separation. The following instructions are a refresher for people who did thermal bridge Read more about How to account for thermal bridges[…]