The Passive House Network Announces Early Bird Registration for June National Building Conference in Boston

The national conference, Passive House For All, will focus on the intersections of four primary drivers of sustainability: energy efficiency, electrification, embodied carbon & social equity.

New York, NY, April 4, 2022 – The Passive House Network announced today that registration is open for the Passive House 2022 Conference: Passive House For All. The conference will take place on June 10 online and on June 17 in-person in Boston, and online. Significant discounts are available to those registering before April 23 and can be enhanced further by becoming a PHN Member.

The event will take on the full range of specialized technical, process, and policy aspects of Passive House one expects from a PHN conference – and it will challenge industry and stakeholders to think more holistically, looking at the intersections of efficiency, electrification, embodied carbon and social equity.

“Too often great work is being done in silos – everyone’s excelling but not necessarily optimizing the full potential of their efforts,” said PHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson. “By identifying the fundamental ingredients of sustainability, addressing their complementary aspects, and teasing out the gaps where greater collaboration between specialties is needed, we can push for optimized results. It’s a matter of finding new ways to support continual and accelerating improvement – to support each other. The scale of change demanded requires nothing less and there is no time to waste.”

Primary event partners include The Passive House Institute (PHI), the global leader of Passive House research, as well as the regional group, Passive House Massachusetts (PHMA). 

In addition to core topic-specific sessions on June 10 and a series of interdisciplinary panel discussions on June 17, there will be deep-dive workshops, on June 16, local Boston building tours on June 18 and several happy hour socials to meet and connect with fellow change-makers.

Find out more and register at https://phnconference.org/

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About PHN: 

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly known as NAPHN, is a 501(c)3 that provides Passive House high-performance building education and resources to professionals across the U.S. that transform how they think and work with buildings. PHN provides professionals a complete skill set to reliably produce new and renovated buildings that use dramatically less energy for effective and affordable climate action. https://naphnetwork.org/ 

About PHI:

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute that has played an especially crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept – the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction. https://passivehouse.com/ 

About PHMA:

Passive House Massachusetts is a member-based, non-profit organization that focuses on education, training, outreach, and advocacy to accomplish its goals. PHMA regularly hosts meetings, trainings, tours, and other events related to Passive House design and construction and serves as a hub of knowledge for high-performance design in the state and region. https://phmass.org/ 

About Passive House: 

Passive House is 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 resilient adaptation. 

The Passive House Standard was developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent scientific research organization, located in Darmstadt, Germany, and includes specific requirements for energy use and comfort of occupants. The Passive House Standard is being successfully applied to thousands of buildings and millions of square feet around the world, from Boston to Beijing. 

The Passive House methodology starts with reducing cooling, dehumidification, and heating loads by focusing, not on gadgets and active technology, but instead on fully integrated durable passive building components, such as proper continuous thermal-bridge-free insulation, continuous airtightness, high-performance windows and doors, and ventilation that includes a high-efficiency heat/energy recovery core, carefully calculated, and all integrated with the entire architectural process of design and construction. http://www.passivehouse.com  http://www.passipedia.org  

The International Passive House Association is a membership, communications, and global community-building arm of the Passive House Institute with over 30 affiliated regional Passive House organizations around the world.  https://passivehouse-international.org/