Project benefits

If the community understands the importance of a healthy and energy efficient living environment, the benefits will be numerous: a community that has less health problems will be happier and with less bills to pay, they will be able to afford a better lifestyle.
Once the community starts to work together towards a goal (such as making a positive impact on the environment) they will have a better sense of belonging, feel satisfied and are more likely to engage in other positive projects.

Overall objectives

1) Better health – once the public is aware of the issues an unhealthy indoor environment can have, they will be encouraged to make positive changes to their living arrangements. These will be suggestions for all budgets and greatly benefit their health.
2) Saving energy for a better planet – living in a more energy efficient home can have a big positive impact on our environment and help to act against climate change. After all, in Australia buildings are responsible for 23% of the total carbon emissions.
3) Saving energy for lower bills – paying less money for your bills means that the community is able to afford a better lifestyle and possibly invest in other energy saving measures (like PV).

Specific objectives

Certified Passive Houses deliver a healthy indoor environment that is comfortable in temperature and humidity, while using very little energy.

The technical definition is a building that can achieve thermal comfort by heating or cooling only the fresh air required to maintain a healthy indoor air quality.

If the decision makers and community understand the importance of the Passive House design principles, the benefits will be manifold:  local Governments will be able to make informed decisions when investing in projects and can be leaders in the process of change.

Specific objectives for the community

1) Better health – once the public is aware of the issues an unhealthy indoor environment can have, they will be encouraged to make positive changes to their living arrangements. These will be suggestions for all budgets and greatly benefit their health.
2) Saving energy for a better planet – living in a more energy efficient home can have a big positive impact on our environment and help to act against climate change. After all, in Australia buildings are responsible for 23% of the total carbon emissions.
3) Saving energy for lower bills – paying less money for your bills means that the community is able to afford a better lifestyle and possibly invest in other energy saving measures (like PV).
Together with typical Architectural & Passive House Design services we will focus our activities around Architectural Advocacy targeting professionals and the public about the New Generation of Sustainability in House Design. Saying this, we have grouped main activities as following.