North American Passive House Network, Building Energy Exchange, and Passive House Academy receive $250,000 Energy Efficiency Workforce Training Grant

North American Passive House Network (NAPHN), New York’s energy efficiency center of excellence, the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), and Passive House Academy (PHA) secure $250,000 grant from New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the expansion of training programs related to the Passive House building standard, a set of building principles that drastically decrease energy use while maximizing comfort and livability.

With NYSERDA’s support, NAPHN, BE-Ex, and PHA will expand their current training programs – the introductory Passive House Primer, and advanced Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) Training – while developing new courses for in-person and online delivery.

“Making sure building professionals are geared with the right knowledge to actively meet the new building standards, like those set forth by NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act, is central to NAPHN’s mission and crucial to tackling our present climate crisis. We are both honored and excited to have NYSERDA’s support and to be collaborating with esteemed partners, BE-Ex and PHA, on expanding essential education curriculum and modalities to further the adoption of high-performance building standards in New York State. Having already delivered our 5-day Certified Passive House Designer Training to over 250 building professionals in NYC, we are eager to educate a larger and more expansive market throughout the state.”

See full press release via BE- Ex.