PHPP Overdrive: Advancing Passive House in North America

A total of 42 Participants from across North America participated in recent trainings hosted by PHCA and NYPH, taught jointly by trainers from the Passive House Institute and the Passive House Academy. Students spent two days learning about the latest updates to the PHPPv.8, how best to navigate the new inputs, account for mechanical equipment …

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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.


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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Our Network Expands – and so does our Name.

Since welcoming CanPHI to the Network in May of 2013, we recognized that our name was limited, and perhaps too regional.  A driving impetus for the formation of the Network was to create an inclusive organization that had room to welcome allorganizations operating across North America, working to promote the Passive House Standard.  After a …

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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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