Green Light: Rise of the Energy Efficient Building

The Byera Hadley Travelling scholarship is awarded by the Architects Registration Board NSW, to help further the profession and advocate the role of architects in the wider community.

I was honored to be the recipient in 2018, for the proposal to research how the Passive House Standard is being adopted by architects, policy makers and the broader industry to help curb carbon emissions in buildings and create a more resilient future for urban centres around the world.

This research was conducted in 2019 and was formally published by the ARB in February 2020.

The goal of this report is to give international context to the history, relevance and application of the Passive House Standard. It elaborates on ways it has been used as a key instrument in building design and development policy, and how it has become the generator of a close knit global community of individuals striving for a better future for all.

Special acknowledgements and a huge thank you go to the generous individials across the US, Belgium, Canada , Germany, New Zealand and Australia for contributing to this research and providing key insights into the work being undertaken to help meet the targets of the Paris Agreement through our built environment.

View and download the report here. Below are a few snapshots of its pages.

Author: Kate Nason