Thinking Regionally, Acting Globally: The Universal Influence of Regional Design, The 2021 BDAA Online National Design Conference, is set to feature an incredible roster of keynote speakers who represent virtually every aspect of the universal building industry: including the emerging and exciting field of Passive House building.

Passive House Institute Germany expert Dragos Arnauto, who has accomplished a number of certified Passive House projects in Australia and will be presenting on the topic of Summer Comfort.

Dragoș Arnăutu is an ar­chi­tect who has been designing in the service of the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te in Darm­stadt since 2012. His main tasks in­clude con­sult­ing and cer­ti­fic­a­tion of in­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House pro­jects as well as train­ing and the de­vel­op­ment of the plan­ning tool design­PH. After study­ing ar­chi­tec­ture at the Tech­nic­al Uni­versity in Cluj-Na­po­ca, Ro­mania, he com­pleted a schol­ar­ship at the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te, which he re­ceived from the Ger­man Fed­er­al Found­a­tion for the En­vir­on­ment (DBU). Dra­gos Arnăutu teaches re­spons­ible ar­chi­tec­ture and be­lieves that the Pass­ive House move­ment is the right way to sus­tain­ab­il­ity.

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute that has played an especially crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept – the only internationally recognised, performance-based energy standard in construction (

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