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

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

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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LAUNDRY ROOMS ARE COMPLICATED: INTEGRATING VENTED CLOTHES DRYERS IN MULTIFAMILY PASSIVE HOUSE PROJECTS

This post was originally produced by the Passive House Group at Steven Winter Associates (SWA). Read more on the SWA Blog. Common laundry rooms are typically provided in market rate and affordable multifamily buildings. Because there are no ventless clothes dryers available for commercial use in North America (such as condensing or heat pump dryers), Passive …

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Call for Papers for New York Passive House 2017 (NYPH17) Conference & Expo is Announced

New York City – NYPH is accepting applications for the annual New York Passive House Conference & Expo, NYPH17. With three million square feet (and growing!) of Passive House projects in the pipeline, New York State is experiencing fast growth. This conference will showcase the very best and latest in passive house technology, construction and …

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