What we value
Passive House (Passivhaus)
Passive House (German: Passivhaus) is a Certified system for energy efficiency in a building, which results in healthy, comfortable, high quality buildings with ultra-low running costs.
SQC Group has always placed a high value on responsible building design and performance. We were early adopters of passive solar design principles across all of our projects. We have trained and supported NATHERS assessors, been members of the Green building Council of Australia and participated in a number of model projects for the ACT Government and community sector.
Our team has unique experience and training in the delivery of certified Passive House buildings. This expertise can be integrated into schools, aged care, housing or any other building where indoor air quality and thermal comfort are a priority.
One of SQC Group’s senior architects is the ACT Chapter Lead for the Australian Passive House Association (APHA). Her ground-breaking Certified Premium Commercial Passive House project at the Torrens Early Learning Centre, Torrens ACT was a fine example of this approach.
“..My other buildings cost me $15,000 a year in electricity, while Torrens costs only $36.” – Torrens Early Learning Centre owner.
Looking forward to the future, we are ever aware of the increasing significance of responsible, sustainable design in our age of renewable resources and climate change. We would be delighted to apply the Passive House solution to your projects and give you the benefit of this approach to healthy, comfortable and low-running cost buildings.