Discover the Benefits that Passive House Design can offer your home

Discover the Benefits that Passive House Design can offer your home

Renovations, Tips and Advice, Lifestyle

You may have heard the term, but do you really understand what passive house design can do for your home?

Passive house design (‘Passivhaus’ in German) is a principle that revolves around reducing the need to artificially cool or heat your home.

Passive house design aims to lower the running cost of your home and keep the internal temperature consistent year-round.

Air-tight design is a key principle of passive house design. It stands to reason that the less undesirable gaps or draughts in your home, the less heat loss/gain your home will experience. That said, natural ventilation plays its part in this style of home design.

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New and old homes alike can benefit from passive house design.

If you’re looking at building a new home and want to have one that requires very little artificial heating or cooling, then passive house design could well be the answer to your needs.

But older homes can also benefit from the principles of passive house design. Sure, it could be a significant renovation, however, the benefits it offers are enormous. An architect with experience in this type of design can do wonders with older homes, dramatically reducing your power consumption and lowering power bills, all while reducing your carbon footprint.

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Want to see how passive house design can help your home?

Interested in finding out more? Well, you’ve picked the perfect time.

We are going to be at the Brisbane Home Show at the Convention Centre from the 26th to the 28th of February. It’s the perfect time for you to drop by and talk to us in person about this revolutionary design principle. Plus, we have special show offers available where you can save up to 50% off selected services.

So, drop by and see us at the Home Show and let us talk to you about how passive house design can reduce your costs and improve the liveability of your home.

Dion Seminara Architect


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Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 30 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.