« | 2nd June 2020

How to build or renovate to the Passive House standard

Collaboration is key

-The most successful projects have been where the PH designer assists the client to set up a team very early in the project. The team consists of:



+Passive House Designer

+Passive House Builder

+Passive House Consultants

+Passive House Suppliers

+Passive House Certifier


Each design decision will have an impact on the performance of the building. Sometimes there will be complex design alternatives to be worked through & if the builder & consultants are on board early,  their expertise & experience utilized, costly decisions can be prevented. During the design process we will utilize the PHPP software to inform us of the energy impacts of all the aspects of the design.




Certification gives certainty


A certificate is only issued if the exactly defined criteria has been met without exception. This provides the owner with certainty that the agreed upon energy standard will actually be achieved. No other energy rating scheme provides this certainty because they are not subject to quality control & testing during the construction phase.


If you would like to know more about utilizing the Passive House standard to retrofit or build your home or workspace please contact me,


0410 191 908
Email: marie@mattinsondesignstudio.com.au