PH2020 Day 1 Reviews Are In!

“exceedingly successful” – ”Next Level!” – ”PH2020 Virtual Conference has responded to COVID19 with lightning speed, effectively…couldn’t ask for more!” – ”Inspiring!” – “This format is so much smarter for these times.” – “…and so very close to my desk – I’ll be there again next Wednesday” – “…if you have not registered you should.” …

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The start of the PH2020: Choose Your Future conference is upon us!  Get ready for in-depth discussions with the presenters and finding new network connections from across the country and around the world. NAPHN is known for its great conferences – packed with relevant information, and energetic exchange of ideas and contacts – and this …

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Passive House Western Pennsylvania

Passive House Western Pennsylvania is a membership organization driven by a single goal: to lower energy use in buildings. We are a collaborative community of professionals and owners aspiring to improve energy efficiency in this region and around the country. Chapter Events Chapter Website

#PH2020: The First Step-by-Step EnerPHit Tower Retrofit in North America

EnerPHit Step-by-Step

Last year, Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC) in Ontario took a big, bold step in its quest to provide affordable, comfortable housing for its buildings’ occupants. CHC undertook the first EnerPHit step-by-step retrofit of a tall multifamily building in North America.  Built in 1974, CHC’s brick-clad tower, known as the Raymond Desmarais Manor, stands …

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

NAPHN and its board have been horrified by the senseless murder of George Floyd, and the countless other persons of color who have received unjust treatment and lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. We are filled with sorrow, outrage and grief at this senseless, unjust and avoidable loss of life. We extend …

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A Focus on Covid-19


The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) conference, #PH2020, ( running every Wednesday, 1 – 4 PM EST, June 24 – July 29, will feature specific efforts at examining the relationship between Passive House design, indoor air quality and specifically the transmission of viruses like COVID-19. This focus marks a return to the roots of …

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PH2020 Conference Program Announced

PH2020: Choose Your Future

The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is proud to showcase building industry leaders from around the world in a program, running every Wednesday, 1 – 4 PM EST, June 24 – July 29, that features actionable peer-to-peer information sharing addressing our climate and ecological crisis, to mitigate emerging risks; from calculating energy efficiency in …

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New Tool Streamlines Passive House Modeling of Large Residential Buildings

Passive House & Renewables

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is first and foremost a research institution, with a dynamic staff that is constantly working to improve its algorithms and software tools for modeling, planning, and certifying Passive House buildings and components.  PHI’s research translates often into tangible benefits for Passive House practitioners, and a great place to catch up …

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Certification: Good Data Drives Great Results

Passive House Institute (PHI) certification is the framework and map that ensures your team stays on the pathway to achieve the desired high-performance results. Certification is encouraged of professionals designing Passive House buildings, of building components critical to Passive House performance, and of the Passive House building construction and commissioning itself. Each certification complements the …

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