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Education to Master Healthy and Sustainable Buildings  
Become an Expert in Passive House 
Get revolutionary education on how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical

We help you fight Climate Change

Every building should be healthy and sustainable – it should not be a question.

But most buildings are unhealthy and unsustainable.

You know that there has to be a better way.

Online courses tailored to your needs
(soon to come) 

We know that time is scarce for you, and you may believe that you can’t find the extra time for learning.

You can listen to these No Extra Time Courses while driving to work, doing your exercises or whenever you have some spare time.

With these short, inexpensive courses, you get an introduction to Passive House and start to learn how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings.

Like you, 
our certified Passive House trainer, Daniel Kress, 
had been struggling to understand Passive House. 
It took him ten years to accept that Passive House is the first step for healthy and sustainable buildings.

Now, Daniel has been teaching over 50% of Australian Certified Passive House Professionals.

He will show you step-by-step how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical.

“It was a fantastic and amazing weeks! We have learned in two weeks what usually takes a lot longer to grasp. Well done guys, let's keep it up.”
"Congrats everyone for such a truly hard work and all being very inspiring. Dan you are really a great teacher and we are all very grateful for their opportunity.”
“Thank you Daniel for sharing your knowledge. It’s been one of the most intense/valuable/stressful/rewarding 2 weeks of my life.”

About Daniel Kress 

Heping you to fight climate change 
Daniel started his career as a carpenter in Germany and then worked in Ireland on the biggest residential modular project in the world at that time. After 10 years in the building game, he did his studies in civil engineering and worked as a researcher for the European Union in sustainable building.
Since 2015 Daniel has been working in the Australian building industry. He started his business Smart Plus Homes 2017 following his passion for educating and consulting the building industry regarding health and sustainable construction. 
"I am here to inspire and lead with passion and love, through contributing, teaching and growing." 
- Daniel Kress -

How It Works

1. Choose your course 

2. Attend course 

3. Fight climate change 

Start fighting climate change via constructing and designing healthy buildings

You may think that your work has no impact, 
and you don’t see yourself as part of the solution. You actually can be part of the solution.
Buildings are responsible for 28% of the CO2 emissions that are causing Climate Change, and we spend over 90% of our time indoors, which could have a huge impact on our health. But it does not need to be that way.

Climate Change is a significant causes of  things like bushfires, droughts and storms. Poorly created indoor environments cause asthma, sick building syndrome and lung diseases. With Smart Plus Academy courses, you will learn how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical, so that your clients will breathe freely and generations to come can live healthily and enjoy the beauty of our planet as we know it.

Who are these courses for?
If you are living in a home, these courses are for YOU. No matter what work we do, we all have a home to come home to, and our health and sustainability depend highly on it. No matter what level of pre-knowledge you have, from beginner to expert, our online courses give you Passive House knowledge in an easy to understand way.
Yes, Smart Plus Homes especially focuses on professionals in the building industry, policymakers and councils because they professionally design and build the world we live in. Only they can change the construction industry to a sustainable, climate-friendly industry. For you professionals, these online courses are only the start, and the certified Passive House Courses should follow after this pre-learning.

How to design healthy and sustainable buildings
Passive House is the ideal tool to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical with far more flexibility then passive solar design. Passive House leaves no room for guesswork: a basic 3D model plug-in and software based on Excel calculate your actual performance.

How do the economics work?
Passive House is suitable for any budget from social housing to big mentions. Bigger projects achieve Passive House easily, which makes it ideal for office buildings, apartment blocks, schools or libraries.
The average Passive House costs about 8% more, but with a smart and intelligent design, it could even cost the same. Though it is an investment up front, you’ll end up saving a considerable amount of money on heating and cooling once you make the switch from your conventional house to your Passive House.

The Passive House movement.
In 1990, Dr Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House or Passivhaus in Darmstadt - Kranichstein, Germany. Shortly after, the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent research institute, was founded. Since then, Passive House has been growing quickly around the world. In 2011, the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) was founded. Today, Passive House is thriving, and the Passive House Standard is integrated into the Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council Australia (GPCA) and highly suitable for ‘The Living Building Challenge’.
Europe is going passive, and by 2021 all European Union Members will have nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) – in other words, the Passive House approach in building codes.
Our wish for you is that these online courses will only be the start of your Passive House journey and that you will also become a certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

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