CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021 Passive House for All is a call to action. Our existential environmental, health and social crises demand that we look beyond isolated symptoms and tackle interlocking systemic causes; across disciplines, from buildings to communities. The event will take on the full range of specialized technical, process, and policy aspects …

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Owner’s Roundtable #3 eBook is Out!

As part of last summer’s Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future, in a series of owner roundtable discussions, owners shared how they think about Passive House, what’s involved in the process of taking on something like Passive House, and then what choices and decisions they made along the way.  The eBook is a distillation of that …

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Introduction to Passive House Video

Passive House goals and methodology change the way architects and builders think and work, making the architecture itself a driver of climate, health, and social solutions. 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 …

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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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