Passive House Podcast Ep. 20: Daniel Kress, Smart Plus Academy

January 04, 2021


Daniel Kress is a prolific Passive House educator, having trained over half of Australia’s certified Passive House professionals. In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, our first of 2021, Daniel joins cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh to discuss his work at Smart Plus Academy, the educational consultancy that Daniel founded and directs, as well as his work promulgating Passive House in Australia and beyond.

The conversation takes us from his days as a carpenter in Germany, to his graduate work in Canada, to his career in Australia: first as a builder, then as a Certified Passive House Consultant, and now as a trainer. Daniel shares nugget after nugget of Passive House communications gold during the chat, imparting smart ways to explain the benefits of Passive House to homeowners and builders alike. Listen to the full episode to hear Daniel’s insights and lessons learned about both Passive House practice and movement-building Downunder.

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