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Within the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, there is a small group of people dedicated to coordinating the efforts of over 20 Passive House Affiliate organisations around the world. This group is the the International Passive House Association (iPHA). Giorgia Tzar is the head of International Communications for iPHA and I caught up with her following the Passive House Conference in Heidelberg this year.

Direct download: 198_iPHA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am NZST

"A lifetime of healthiness achieved through housing" is the mission statement of Phoenix Haus. What would it take to get an operation like this up and running in New Zealand?

Direct download: 197_Phoenix_Haus.mp3
Category:Prefab -- posted at: 2:58pm NZST

SIPs - Structural Insulated Panels are pretty much what they say they are. Why aren't more designers and builders using this way of building energy efficient, warm, dry houses?

Direct download: 196_NZSIPv2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am NZST