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Passivhaus Design + Construct and designing for bushfires: Envirotecture Part 2 - Episode 11 (Season 12 - REBUILD + BUILD BETTER)

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Rebuild + Build Better | Podcast Season 12 | Undercover Architect

This season will help you learn how to rebuild after bushfires, and build better homes wherever you are located (and what every type of build or renov 
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Hello! This episode is Part 2 of my conversation with Andy Marlow and Dick Clarke from Envirotecture.

In this episode, we’re talking about Passive House, and specifically discussing the opportunity it provides to protect your indoor air quality. The bushfires and smoke pollution that many areas in Australia suffered from really tested the air filtration capacity of the Passive House system. 

We’ll also be talking about the active systems you can use to create better fire protection for your home. And we’ll be talking about Andy and Dick’s other business, Passive House Design and Construct, and what it offers for those wanting to manage budget and sustainability whilst creating a passive house certified home.

If you haven’t listened to Part 1, pause this podcast, and head back do that now. We’ll be here when you get back. 

Otherwise, let’s dive into Part 2 now.


Let me introduce you to Dick Clarke and Andy Marlow from Envirotecture.

Dick Clarke is principal of Envirotecture, is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings, as well as sustainable design in vehicles and vessels, and has received many Design Awards.

Andy Marlow is a Director at Envirotecture, holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture, is a certified Passive House Designer and has extensive experience in sustainable design at a variety of scales. Andy is currently a Board Member of the Australian Passive House Association. 

And recently, they started a new business, Passivhaus Design and Construct. Frustrated by the big challenge many experience in their new home journey - that is, creating a sustainably designed home that can be delivered on budget, they decided to marry together the design and construction in a total delivery model. You’ll enjoy cost certainty, quality design, an excellent build and a certified passive house… because it’s their passion to make homes that are better for everyone.

And remember too, you can grab a full transcript of this episode, plus get all the links I mention by heading to the show notes.

So, let’s hear more from Andy and Dick now.

Be sure to subscribe to this season, and also head to Undercover Architect’s YouTube Channel >>> for video interviews. All interview transcripts are available at



For resources mentioned, and a full transcript of this episode, head to >>>

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