Monash University's Woodside building adheres to Passive House standards.
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Monash University inks MoU with Engie to accelerate Net Zero Initiative

Monash University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global energy company Engie. The two organisations will explore opportunities to co-develop scalable zero-carbon solutions that accelerate the implementation of Monash’s Net Zero Initiative, winner of the 2018 United Nations “Momentum for Change Award”.  As part of its broader scope, the collaboration to be developed […]

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Design competition looks at adapting empty buildings

An Australian design competition based around tackling major issues facing the construction sector has issued a new challenge this year: adapt and reconfigure empty buildings. Established in 2020, the Fleetwood Challenge Cup is an inter-university, cross-disciplinary team competition which aim is to uncover the next generation of built environment professionals. The competition is developed by […]

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Passivhaus presentation on podcast

AIRAH has released a new episode of the podcast AIRAH on Air, which features a presentation from Clare Parry, M.AIRAH, at the Institute’s Building Physics Forum in 2019. Parry, from Grün Consulting, presented a detailed case study of Australia’s first scale Passivhaus building: Gillies Hall at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus in Frankston, Melbourne. Gillies Hall […]

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Monash sets new Passive House benchmark

Monash University’s Gillies Hall has become the first large-scale building in the southern hemisphere to earn Passive House certification. The student accommodation complex is located at the university’s Peninsula campus in Frankston. It comprises 150 studio apartments as well as communal kitchens and games rooms across a total floor area of 6,000m2. “We are thrilled […]