The head office of Passivhaus Australia has been established in the small country town of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills.
With Passivhaus certified specialists in energy efficient design and materials, engineering, Building Biology and construction management, we can help you build a business case for projects that deliver short and long-term environmental, social and financial benefits.
Director design, research, facilitation
Bernward draws on a long and rich experience of 'hands on' building with many different materials. Restoring and exploring traditional buildings he has acquired an extensive knowledge in many disciplines.
Passionate about timber, he regularly updates his knowledge with the newest developments in timber construction in Germany and Switzerland.
This provides us a rare overview of many traditional and modern building styles, materials and methods, allowing us to choose the right combinations for any customer, site, function and size of building.
Principal project designer
Master of Art in Architecture EPFL
Polytechnic School of Lausanne Switzerland
Since 2007 Geraldine has practiced in sustainable integrated designs from interiors to urban scale developments.
Stina is a certified Passivhaus Designer. She has worked for 3 years on Swedish Passivhaus designs.
She brings a wealth of knowledge in sustainable timber construction and engineering to our team.
Trade Certificate Carpentry and Joinery
Certificate 4 in Building and Construction
Regular overseas training has given Julian advanced experience in newest trends in mass timber construction and Passivhaus building practices.
Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice (Hons)
Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and
Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety
Pauline ensures that the office runs smoothly, that we all fulfill our legal obligations and that Work Health Safety guidelines are followed.
Principal Passivhaus designer
MSC Architecture BA (Hons) PHI Certified,
Anna is highly experienced and successful as a Passivhaus designer in England and Australia. Her experience is invaluable for the growth of the Passivhaus movement in Australia.
Urs von Arx
Urs has a long experience overarching many disciplines.
His training in Passivhaus-related tasks, like insulation and airtight construction, makes him the ideal manager on complex Passivhaus building projects.
Structural engineer and
Master in Energy and Environmental Engineering Lisboa, Portugal
Carolina's special skills include sustainable building, renewable energy systems integrated into buildings, air conditioning/ventilation projects, energy certification and building's optimization.
She advises in most energy sufficient use of building elements and calculates or dimesions renewable energy systems for offgrid and or gridconnected use.