NAPHN LUNCH TIME SPECIAL: Introduction to Passive House with NAPHN Executive Director Ken Levenson

NAPHN is happy to offer this new accredited program regularly online. In this one-hour course, NAPHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson, dives into the basic principles, history, and the new frontiers of Passive House as it continues to challenge and change industry expectations. Passive House goals and methodology change the way architects and builders think and …

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NAPHN Meets with Deputy Secretary General of United Nations to Further Global Building Energy Efficiency

On Tuesday, July 10th, NAPHN Board Members, Rob Bernhardt, Ken Levenson, Brandon Nicholson and Tomas O’Leary, joined senior United Nations staff and representatives from New York City, Vancouver, Ireland and Penn State University, in a delegation to brief the Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, about progress in creating international networks to meet the Paris Climate …

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The NAPHN Advocacy Guide

If you are trying familiarize local and regional governments, utilities or other potential funding entities, with the usefulness of the Passive House Standard – this Advocacy Guide is the right document to start with.  The guide addresses basic issues of cost, certification and critical aspects of Passive House building performance, such as energy efficiency, ventilation and comfort. …

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2015 Year in Review

2015 was a successful year of growth for NAPHN.  Growth in membership and growth in the resources and cooperative effort of the network.  Some highlights include: Dividends: At the start of 2015, the first cooperative membership dividends were disbursed to our founding member regions – what we hope will be the first of an ongoing …

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Western Pennsylvania Joins NAPHN

We are proud to announce that Passive House Western Pennsylvania (PHWPA) has become NAPHN’s newest member group.   PHWPA is anchored in Pittsburgh, a city pushing to be a sustainability trendsetter.  PHWPA is led by globally recognized Passive House advocates like Brandon Nicholson of NK Architects, and Laura Nettleton and Michael Whartnaby of Thoughtful Balance, …

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2016 NAPHN Conference is Announced

  NAPHN 2016 Conference & Expo: Decarbonize Our Future Today, is announced for 2016. The Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo will be held June 13th and 14th, 2016, in New York City: Featuring state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary for us to achieve 80% carbon emissions reductions by …

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