Designing for efficiency: A look at some of Australia's best homes that embody passive design principles

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11 January 2024

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The interest in passive houses in Australia is increasing, as more individuals seek sustainable and energy-efficient designs for their homes. Several pioneering projects have already come to fruition, demonstrating remarkable ingenuity and design prowess. These homes are a testament to what can be achieved when environmental consciousness is at the forefront of architectural design.
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Andrew Boyne
Photography: Andrew Boyne
Photography: Andrew Boyne
Photography: Andrew Boyne
Passive houses are often powered by renewable energy systems. Photography: Jonathan Cohen Photography
Passive houses are often powered by renewable energy systems. Photography: Jonathan Cohen Photography
Photography: Jonathan Cohen Photography
Photography: Jonathan Cohen Photography
Large open windows and doorways allow fresh air to flow through this stunning home. Photography: Kayle Barton
Large open windows and doorways allow fresh air to flow through this stunning home. Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Kayle Barton
Photography: Andy McPherson
Photography: Andy McPherson
Photography: Andy McPherson
Photography: Andy McPherson
Photography: Barton Taylor
Photography: Barton Taylor
Photography: Barton Taylor
Photography: Barton Taylor
The passive house concept originated in Germany and has grown in global popularity ever since. Photography: Barton Taylor
The passive house concept originated in Germany and has grown in global popularity ever since. Photography: Barton Taylor
Certified passive houses must adhere to specific design principles. Photography: Petri Kurkaa and Brandee Meie
Certified passive houses must adhere to specific design principles. Photography: Petri Kurkaa and Brandee Meie
Passive house construction is often carried out by certified passive house builders. Photography: Petri Kurkaa and Brandee Meie
Passive house construction is often carried out by certified passive house builders. Photography: Petri Kurkaa and Brandee Meie
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