The Passivhaus Playbook

The Passivhaus Playbook

The Australian Passivhaus Association has released an industry resource titled The Passivhaus Playbook that covers all things Passivhaus.

Created in collaboration with Development Victoria and Introba, the Playbook started as a project to develop a practical approach to designing a Passivhaus project.

CEO of the Australian Passivhaus Association, Alexia Lidas, says the successful delivery of a Passivhaus project requires venturing from business as usual and an increased emphasis on supply chain collaboration.

“Drawing upon examples from the Australian and International marketplaces, this pragmatic guide provides the industry with the critical steps to success,” she says.

The resource includes a nine-step pathway to applying the Passivhaus approach to new buildings in Australia. The Australian Passivhaus Association says this includes everything from funding to design coordination and supply chain to storytelling – it is intended to be seen as a cyclical process, beginning with the alignment of stakeholders via a clearly articulated investment case through to generously sharing project stories with the wider industry.

Senior principal, Sustainability at Introba Australia, David Barker, says as we face overlapping crises in health, climate and affordability, it’s important to leverage evidence-based approaches to design and development.

“That’s where approaches like Passivhaus excel, and it’s fantastic to see the growth in its uptake, not just in single dwellings but at scale, too,” he says.

“We really hope this Playbook helps both Passivhaus newcomers and those looking to accelerate their adoption.”

The Passivhaus Playbook is available to download here.

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