Did you ever wonder if it is worthwhile spending the extra money to go passive?

This question has been bothering me too.

That is why I spent two months digging into data and speaking with certified Passive House builders and designers.

The findings are mind-blowing!

Simple design decisions can triple the additional Passive House costs for the same floor plan.

The additional costs are usually less than $400 per square meter floor area or 1.5-15% depending on size and design.

But what does this all mean in real life?

The maximum financial burden caused by the Passive House additional expense is just the cost of a coffee a day.


  1. Introduction
  2. The current situation
  3. What on earth is a Passive House?
  4. Passive House in Australia
  5. Passive House Economics
  6. Household expenditure in Australia
  7. The Passive House Project costs
  8. Project cost analysis
  9. Does Passive House limit design?
  10. Does Passive House limit building methods?
  11. How energy efficient is Passive House?
  12. What stops us from doing this in Australia?
  13. Conclusion


CPD Points:

Upon the completion of the course, students would carry out the following study components:

  • 1 hour of lecture
  • 0.5 hours of self-assessment

A certificate with the participant’s name, stating the duration and learning targets will be provided.


Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Passive House buildings
  • Define the Passive House standards economical concept
  • Understand the impact of building design on energy efficiency and costs on construction projects
  • Grasp the economic benefits of the Passive House approach



After purchase, you will have six months’ access to the course recordings.