About Us

Our vision is that all Australians live and work in healthy, comfortable, low-energy, resilient buildings.

The Australian Passivhaus Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to lead change by educating, promoting, and supporting the delivery of Certified Passivhaus buildings in Australia.

Passivhaus was originally developed in Germany and has since spread throughout Europe. The standard continues to evolve and is now finding popularity in diverse climatic regions including California, Japan and Indonesia. To date 60,000 houses, schools, offices, and other building types have been built to the Passive House standard around the world.

Passive House is rapidly gaining momentum in Australia. APA aims to make Passive House the benchmark for comfort in all our buildings.