Course: Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate

April 4-7, 2017 Yestermorrow Design/Build School Waitsfield, Vermont Lead by Adam Cohen of Passiv Science For many teams, it is an almost impossible challenge to simultaneously deliver high performance, cost efficient buildings while maintaining high customer satisfaction and profitability. It is not uncommon for high performance commercial buildings to cost 10% – 20% more to build than …

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NAPHN17 Oct 4-7, Oakland CA

What’s Next? Passive House + Renewables Save the date on your calendar – the next North American Passive House Network Conference hosted by Passive House California will be held in Oakland, California! The goal of NAPHN17 “Passive + Renewables” is to promote and accelerate the adoption of Passive House building strategies in North America, and …

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On Buildings, Swans, and the Power of Arithmetic

With federal policy on climate set to reverse in January and the Paris Climate Agreement hanging on a thread, the struggle to secure a livable future for humanity has taken a hit. But one significant cause for hope is the nascent clean energy disruption, driven by technology, innovation, and falling prices for renewable energy, battery …

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North American Certifiers Circle

Certifiers Circle now 8 Strong

The North American Certifier Circle (NACC) is pleased to have a new member,  MIZU Passive House Consulting, operating out of Vancouver.    The NACC is a cooperative association of Passive House Institute accredited building certifiers, certifying to the Passive House Standard.  While any accredited entity can certify anywhere, the 8 members of NACC are actively working …

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Getting to Zero National Forum 2016

The 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum returns Oct. 12-14 in Denver, Colorado! Join leading designers, owners, operators, commercial real estate professionals, policymakers, manufacturers and others to share perspectives on the growth of zero net energy (ZNE), discuss the policies driving new projects, engage in best practices for successful outcomes and collaborate on opportunities for …

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