The Passive House Institue New Zealand hosted the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2017 in Christchurch.

We went along and were pleased to see it was well attended by building professionals from around the South Pacific.

A great site visit kicked things off with an informative demonstration of panelised construction and a passive house standard sealed house.

Strolling through the centre of Christchurch one can’t help but ponder the idea of permenance in the built environment. What are shipping containers best used for? How permanent is a temporary cardboard cathedral?

Underlying disaster recovery is the human condition and the spirit of optimism.

What a powerful message Christchurch sends about resilience!