Achieve PHI Credits at NESEA Boston

We have great news! If you are attending NESEA’s BUILDINGENERGY BOSTON, you can now obtain PHI credits, see the list below. We are excited to that our partners, NESEA, to are able to offer more ways to stay certified!

Denver City Council Lists Passive House Certification as Compliance Path

Posted from our partners in CO, Emu Systems We are pleased to share some exciting news from Denver, Colorado. In the City’s efforts to push forward its 80×50 Climate Action Plan, and with the goal of Net Zero new construction by 2035, City Council has approved a voluntary, incentivized “Green Code”. Having identified Passive construction as a …

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Call For Conference Session and Workshop Proposals

Building owners, industry professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers, at Passive House 2020, NAPHN’s Annual Conference & Expo, on June 11-12, in New York City, will share how they leverage the international Passive House Standard and choose their futures. Join the discussion! We are excited to announce that we will be accepting proposals for sessions and workshops, with the …

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PHMN Chapter Success Story

The PHMN Chapter (Passive House Minnesota) recently conducted a 1-week Certified Passive House Tradesperson in Minneapolis. This was the first NAPHN passive house training event in the area and the first Certified Passive House Tradesperson training to boot, all organized with the robust support of PHMN. It was amazing to see all the chapter members …

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North American Passive House Network, Building Energy Exchange, and Passive House Academy receive $250,000 Energy Efficiency Workforce Training Grant

North American Passive House Network (NAPHN), New York’s energy efficiency center of excellence, the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), and Passive House Academy (PHA) secure $250,000 grant from New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the expansion of training programs related to the Passive House building standard, a set of building principles that drastically …

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New Certification Criteria for Passive House Windows in New York City

Energy Efficiency and High Comfort The Passive House Standard provides high energy efficiency, as well as high quality and high comfort. The components of each Passive House building must be selected to meet the energy targets, as well as to ensure a comfortable indoor environment. Suitable component qualities can effectively be identified with the Passive …

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Passive House Institute Crosswalk with the International Living Future Institute

The official cross-walk between the international Passive House Institute (PHI) and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is now out. We’ve been looking forward to seeing this since I set up the first meeting between Dr. Feist and the ILFI leadership back in 2013. Here’s the background story… After forming the cooperative that was to …

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The Growing Influence of Passive House on North America’s Energy Codes

On June 3rd, California’s Codes and Standards (CASE) team released a list of measures it will explore for the 2022 code cycle. The list includes a proposal to explore a ‘Passive House Prescriptive Pathway’ in the Single Family category, reflecting a growing influence on energy code development being exerted by the Passive House standard in …

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