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Announcing Passive House Pennsylvania

North American Passive House Network Announces the Relaunch of Passive House Western PA as Passive House Pennsylvania Change signifies NAPHN’s growing efforts across the Keystone state. New York, NY February 26, 2021 – The North American Passive House Network announced today that its chapter, formally known as Passive House Western Pennsylvania, will now be known …

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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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What is Passive House?

Passive House is a concept, an international building standard and methodology, applicable to buildings of all kinds from office buildings to hospitals, new-build and renovations, that results in a dramatic drop in operational energy use, and more comfortable and healthy occupants – meant to aggressively mitigate our climate crisis while providing high-quality construction and resilient adaptation …

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NAPHN Member Benefits

Our two membership levels have the same great benefits. First, you join a global community of people committed to leading the transformation of our built environment – as you also become a member of the International Passive House Association automatically. Second, you get tons of discounts: from international and national conferences to PHI and NAPHN …

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Owner’s Roundtable #2 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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Introduction to Passive House Video

Passive House goals and methodology change the way architects and builders think and work, making the architecture itself a driver of climate, health, and social solutions. In this one-hour course, NAPHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson, dives into the basic principles, history, and the new frontiers of Passive House as it continues to challenge and change …

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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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