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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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NAPHN LIVE

NAPHN LIVE is a periodic online event, hosted by one of the NAPHN Chapters, featuring content of particular interest to that Chapter’s Members. Topics can range from technical details, to project overviews, to subjects ranging from marketing to political action. The content is typically geared to provide a continuing education credit. NAPHN LIVE events are …

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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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Event – Passive House Ventilation: Fundamentals and Lessons Learned

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Upcoming Event: REGISTER HERE Join NAPHN and NYPH on July 31st from 9am-12pm at Building Energy Exchange for Passive House Ventilation: Fundamentals and Lessons Learned. The event will discuss energy efficient ventilation as a key component of every Passive House project. Application of energy recovery ventilation in multifamily residential projects is the new norm. To date, however, few projects have …

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NAPHN18 Call For Speakers – Submit by May 9th

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Call for Speakers for NAPHN18 Conference Chock-full of actionable Passive House insights for the North American marketplace, the NAPHN 2018 Conference and Expo promises to be our biggest and best yet. This year’s conference will be held at the iconic David C. Lawrence Conference Center on Pittsburgh’s historic riverfront. Over 1,000 practitioners, developers, manufacturers, and …

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Welcome to our New Chapter – New Jersey Passive House!

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NAPHN would like to welcome it’s new Chapter, New Jersey Passive House. Passive House is finally coming to the Garden State! Here’s an update of what they are up to for 2018. The group started up this year by reaching out to interested parties and creating committees to focus our efforts. At the moment, they …

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Certified Passive House Tradesperson Training with Emu Systems in Denver, CO

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Learn about the most advanced construction standard in the world, how to implement passive principles in your projects, and everything necessary to become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT). Emu Systems, located in Denver, Colorado, is offering two training opportunities this February 2018. For out-of-towners, the “Get ‘Er Done” Track, from February 20 to …

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Scott Foster Announced as Keynote Speaker for NAPHN17 Conference & Expo

Scott Foster, Director of the Sustainable Energy Division for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and North America, will be the keynote speaker for the Annual NAPHN Conference and Expo, “Passive + Renewables,” taking place this year from Oct. 4 to Oct. 8 in Oakland, Calif. The conference, which focuses on the adoption of Passive House building strategies and brings together experts committed to a …

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Passive House Buildings : New England Forges Ahead

“The reasons for designing, building, buying or renting Passive House buildings can vary: predictably low energy bills, superior comfort, outstanding indoor air quality, or reduced carbon emissions. For all these reasons the Passive House market in New England is surging”  This book features 50 Passive House buildings across New England, as an illustration of a …

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