Leadership in design and construction

Working across Australia and South East Asia, we believe in better buildings that provide the highest levels of comfort and efficiency.


A tried and tested construction concept with over 25 years of proven delivery, Passivhaus can be applied to any building type. Typically delivering up to 90% reductions in energy consumption while optimising comfort, this is the only standard to consider. We can assist in providing the following outcomes:

  • Feasibilities Studies and Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Thermal Bridging Assessments
  • PHPP Assessments
  • Material Procurement
  • Passivhaus Certification
  • Design Team and Contractor Education

Passivhaus is widley considered to set the international best practice benchmark for low energy passive building design. Certification will place the project amongst the most efficient in the country, and will ensure that the occupants experience a truly comfortable and healthy space. From the Passive House base, it is also possible for the project to achieve Energy Zero, Carbon Neutral or even positive operation. Official Certification of the building is not required, but provides a level of quality control and marketability. While there is no doubt that the design of the project strives to achieve the standard, Certification will ensure that the construction is verified and the project is recognised as a leading example of efficient building practices. What is the Passivhaus Standard?


Working collaboratively with our clients and their design teams, we help develop sustainable design strategies for planning, compliance and high performance design specifically tailored to your project. Our experienced and knowledgeable team offer a broad range of performance simulation and design advice services to quantify aspects of building performance during the design documentation stage. These include:

  • Living Building Challenge
  • WELL
  • Green Star
  • Green Mark
  • LEED
  • Life Cycle Analysis for low embodied energy materials selections
  • NABERS and CBD
  • Post-Occupancy Monitoring and Analysis


As we move towards a low carbon economy, a detailed understanding of this evolution in design and construction is fundamental. We can help you contextualise what this social and political pathway looks like, supported by strong technical expertise, to make our built environment better.  

Contact Grün today!

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