What You Should Know About Passive House Windows with Ben Leer

Every month NAPHN Chapter, Passive House Rocky Mountains‘ has an online meeting with presentation. This past month’s presenter was NAPHN’s CPHT Trainer, Ben Leer, talking about passive house windows. Passive House windows are one of the most critical aspects of the building’s overall performance. Daylighting elements are striking and desirable building features that historically come …

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Denver City Council Lists Passive House Certification as Compliance Path

Posted from our partners in CO, Emu Systems We are pleased to share some exciting news from Denver, Colorado. In the City’s efforts to push forward its 80×50 Climate Action Plan, and with the goal of Net Zero new construction by 2035, City Council has approved a voluntary, incentivized “Green Code”. Having identified Passive construction as a …

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Politics, Our Roots and π…..

Written by Dr. Shane Colclough, Dip EE, BSc, MIE, MBA, PhD, MIEI, CEng, EurIng I am reminded of the 1st meeting I had with Prof Wolfgang Feist when attending the Passivhaus conference in Dresden. One of the delegation asked if, for the specific case of mild climates, the specific load or specific space heating demand …

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Call For Conference Session and Workshop Proposals

Building owners, industry professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers, at Passive House 2020, NAPHN’s Annual Conference & Expo, on June 11-12, in New York City, will share how they leverage the international Passive House Standard and choose their futures. Join the discussion! We are excited to announce that we will be accepting proposals for sessions and workshops, with the …

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PHMN Chapter Success Story

The PHMN Chapter (Passive House Minnesota) recently conducted a 1-week Certified Passive House Tradesperson in Minneapolis. This was the first NAPHN passive house training event in the area and the first Certified Passive House Tradesperson training to boot, all organized with the robust support of PHMN. It was amazing to see all the chapter members …

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North American Passive House Network, Building Energy Exchange, and Passive House Academy receive $250,000 Energy Efficiency Workforce Training Grant

North American Passive House Network (NAPHN), New York’s energy efficiency center of excellence, the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), and Passive House Academy (PHA) secure $250,000 grant from New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the expansion of training programs related to the Passive House building standard, a set of building principles that drastically …

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Certification of Buildings – How to Handle Ground Floor for Commercial Purposes?

As we design more and more commercial Passive House buildings we increasingly see split use buildings. If you are a PH certifier this information is crucial to relay to your clients and to also show them they can still achieve certification even without the ground floor. Passive House Institute (PHI) has outlined below (originally posted …

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Open Windows and Ventilation

Written by Mike Woolsey. Several construction concepts exist that intend to dramatically reduce building energy consumption. Among the concepts is Passive House, which describes ways to design and construct buildings so that their heating and cooling energy use is 75% less than most new buildings. A certified Passive House will have met both energy-savings and …

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New Certification Criteria for Passive House Windows in New York City

Energy Efficiency and High Comfort The Passive House Standard provides high energy efficiency, as well as high quality and high comfort. The components of each Passive House building must be selected to meet the energy targets, as well as to ensure a comfortable indoor environment. Suitable component qualities can effectively be identified with the Passive …

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