See the NAPHN14 Conference & Expo Recap

A slideshow of NAPHN14, covering the full event held in Portland, Maine, is now available for viewing.  It was a truly inspiring event. We look forward to more great Passive House fun, inspiration and networking in Vancouver in 2015.  Download the NAPHN14 pdf slide show here.

NAPHN is now a Cooperative

On July 24th, 2014, members of the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) filed papers to formally incorporate as a cooperative corporation after operating informally since 2011. Representatives from four regional independent Passive House advocacy organizations, New York Passive House,Passive House California, passivhausMAINE, and theCanadian Passive House Institute, served as the incorporators and provided the founding officers. “The decision …

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passivhausMAINE Joins NAPHN

PassivhausMAINE is the latest leading regional North American Passive House organization to join NAPHN.   Maine is a hotbed of Passive House activity with such trailblazing practitioners as Chris Corson, Jesper Kruse, Kaplan Thompson and GO Logic – to name just a few.  The other NAPHN organization members welcome passivhausMAINE and look forward to working …

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Greenbuild 2013 is Passive House Country

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, takes place November 18-23 in Philadelphia. This year’s huge Passive House presence is a reflection of the growth of the Passive House standard in the US.   Get the latest information on the EXPO, PRESENTATIONS and WORKSHOPS on our dedicated webpage HERE.

PASSIVE HOUSE ZONE SUCCESS

We’d like to thank all the participants that made the Passive House Zone such a great success this year at GREENBUILD 2013:   the hundreds and hundreds of visitors, ten top rate vendors, the NAPHN volunteers, the Passive House presenters and our friends Jessica Grove-Smith and Rainer Pfluger of the Passive House Institute, Darmstadt, Germany.  All …

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Remove Flame Retardants from Foam

A coalition of organizations, groups, and individuals from the architectural, fire science, design, engineering, building, public health and other professions across the U.S., Safer Insulation Solution(SIS) has banded together to lobby for the removal of flame retardants from foam insulation where foam is protected and fire safe by existing code provisions. A proposal has been …

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