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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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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Meet Gael

Gael Oriol is our new Communications and Administration Associate. He is an architectural designer and has been a parkour practitioner for over 10 years.  Gael is a graduate student at the City College of New York and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York City College of Technology. He has studied building …

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Owner’s Roundtable #1 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 …

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