North American Passive House Network Announces the Opening of the PH2021 Conference Online Expo

The NAPHN 2021 conference online expo opens one month before the start of the conference.

New York, NY May 10, 2021 –  The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) today announced the opening of the Passive House 2021 Conference: Passive House For All expo.  Registered attendees can utilize the online expo through the end of the conference on June 11.

The online expo is on a powerful new platform this year that allows attendees and exhibitors to more readily reach out, connect, meet and exchange information, much like an in-person event. 

Exhibitors include leading Passive House manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers, from NYSERDA and Rockwool, to Zehnder, Swegon, Intus Windows, 475 High Performance Building Supply, Wythe Windows, Rothoblaas, Steven Winter Associates, Mitsubishi Electric, Bright Power, Cascadia Windows & Doors, and more.

Attendees to the conference include architects, engineers, consultants, builders, developers, NGOs, policymakers, and students – all committed to making high-quality buildings that aggressively address our environmental crises. Attendees run the gamut from seasoned Passive House practitioners to the newly introduced.

“The expo is always an important part of the conference for attendees. It’s a great way to see the latest product developments, get direct lines of communication and get questions answered,” NAPHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson notes. “The issue is always that there’s never enough time. But with this hybrid event model we are launching today, we’ve found a great way to extend the reach of the event, make things more convenient and accessible. We expect to provide greater benefits to both the attendees and the exhibitors.”

The online expo is a virtual extension of the in-person expo. The in-person expo will occur at the conference site, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY on June 10 and 11.

Levenson continued, “The annual NAPHN conference, in its eighth year now, has been, and is, an important platform for Passive House industry-leading manufacturers and we think this hybrid model will grow the event’s impact.”

Questions? Please submit them to [email protected].

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About NAPHN 2021 Conference: Passive House for All:

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 of Passive House one expects from a NAPHN conference – and it will challenge us to make Passive House benefits, tools, and work, accessible to all, and enriched by everyone.

To increase accessibility to the conference – which includes an expo of leading manufacturers of Passive House components and providers of Passive House services – the program and expo are being presented both in-person in New York City and online. Also, the ticket pricing has been made more affordable and is supplemented with additional discounts for students, faculty, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) attendees, in support of more diverse and inclusive participation.

NAPHN encourages everyone to review the full program and register today.

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About NAPHN: 

The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is an independent national non-profit educational organization affiliated with the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany. 

NAPHN has chapters based in New Jersey (www.njpassivehouse.com), Washington DC (www.naphnetwork.org), the Rocky Mountain Region (www.phrockymountains.com), Minnesota (www.passivehouseminnesota.org), and Pennsylvania (www.passivehousepa.org).

NAPHN supports the widespread adoption of the international Passive House design and construction standards, building science principles and protocols, as a critical response to our climate crisis – providing unparalleled effectiveness in mitigating climate disruptions and adapting to rapidly changing environmental conditions. 

NAPHN is focused on the inflection point between policy and implementation. We partner with leading stakeholders across all building sectors, including governments, professional associations, manufacturers, owners, builders, labor organizations, and educational institutions – to make the transformation complete. http://www.naphnetwork.org 

About Passive House: 

Passive House is an international building standard and methodology, applicable to buildings of all kinds from office buildings to hospitals, new-build and renovations, that results in a dramatic 

drop in operational energy use, and more comfortable and healthy occupants – meant to aggressively mitigate our climate crisis while providing resilient adaptation. 

The Passive House Standard was developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent scientific research organization, located in Darmstadt, Germany, and includes specific requirements for energy use and comfort of occupants. The Passive House Standard is being successfully applied to thousands of buildings and millions of square feet around the world, from Boston to Beijing. 

The Passive House methodology starts with reducing cooling, dehumidification, and heating loads by focusing, not on gadgets and active technology, but instead on fully integrated durable passive building components, such as proper continuous thermal-bridge-free insulation, continuous airtightness, high-performance windows and doors, and ventilation that includes a high-efficiency heat/energy recovery core, carefully calculated, and all integrated with the entire architectural process of design and construction. http://www.passivehouse.com http://www.passipedia.org 

View an Introduction to Passive house video: https://naphnetwork.org/resources/passive-house-basics/