Meet Sara

Sara Hill is our new Education Associate. Sara is a learning systems designer, permaculturist, and DEI advocate. She brings over 6 years in the learning and talent development field with an interest in systems thinking and the neuroscience of learning. She has a life-long interest in sustainability and environmental stewardship. Sara volunteers with DESIGNxHUMANITY, a …

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North American Passive House Network Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members

New board members add critical new perspectives as NAPHN grows at the start of 2021. New York, NY. January 6, 2021 –  The North American Passive House Network announced today the appointment of four new board members to the board of directors. This brings the number of board members to ten. Alexandra Kaplan is a …

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Connecticut Joins Massachusetts in Providing Big Rebates for Passive House Professional Accredited Education

If you are an architect, builder, consultant, contractor, engineer, designer, or tradesperson – Connecticut, like Massachusetts, now offers a 50% cost reimbursement to participants upon successful completion of the professional certification. Take the Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) or Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) course, get certified, and get reimbursed for 50% of the course …

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Minneapolis Connects the Dots and Establishes Leadership in Building Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis MN. December 16, 2020 –  The city of Minneapolis has instituted a new pilot incentive program to promote the construction of affordable housing to the Passive House Standard, to help meet the city’s climate emergency obligations. On December 8, the Minneapolis City Council passed resolution No 2020R-353, titled Adopting a Sustainability …

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Electrification Push Reveals Fatal Flaws in California’s Energy Code

By Bronwyn Barry, NAPHN Board Chair A record number of callers showed up at a public hearing hosted by California’s Energy Commission (CEC) last week to review another application for electrification reach code by four small Californian cities. Their applications followed 39 other cities who have already adopted similar local ordinances to override California’s Title …

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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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Building Certification Guide

The Building Certification Guide, produced by the Passive House Institute, is an invaluable resource for those getting introduced to Passive House and the Passive House Certification process. Sections one and two of this guide are aimed at building professionals and building owners who are interested in energy-efficient construction and renovation. They present the energy standards …

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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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Discover Your Education Pathway

Passive House education is very accessible and can meet you where you’re at. There are three main categories of courses: Introductory, Core Certification and Specialized Courses. No matter your background, depending on how you work with buildings, there are courses appropriate for your needs. While architects, engineers and consultants are obvious candidates, these courses are …

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