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NAPHN18

NAPHN18 occurred October 17th-21st, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

North America’s Passive House community convened in a hotspot of Passive House design and construction: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thanks to a strong professional base, innovative governmental policy supporting Passive House, and a community of forward-thinking developers and housing agencies, Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest concentrations of major Passive House and other deep green development on the continent.

NAPHN18 Conference & Expo Presentations

We are pleased to be able to make all the presentations available for your viewing.

Health and Wellness
Resiliency to Power Outages in Remote Communities in Very cold Climates – Jeanie Chan, Andrea Frisque, and Innes Hood
RESET NAPHN 2018 – Craig Stevenson
High Humidity in winter: Analyzing Multi-Family Passive House Projects – Hugh Crowther
Is Polyurethane Insulation Really That Bad – Gary Gardner
NAPHN 2018 West Vancouver Passive House Presentation – James Dean, Stuart Hood & Marcel Studer
Healthy Kitchen Ventilation, Best Practices in Low E HomesTom Phillips
Environmental Injustice and Air PollutionHarold Rickenbacker and Melissa Bilec
Radon Emissions from Common Building Materials: Risks, Prevention and Mitigation for Passive Houses – Christina Snyder
Beyond Dilution: Reducing Exposure to Particle Pollution in High Performance HomesLinda Wigington

Innovations
Pushing Two Envelopes: Integrating Passive House Practice with Prefabrication – Bronwyn Barry, Chris Carson, Tad Everhart, Paul Grahovac, and Jonah Standford
Passive House Design for Commercial Offices: Scaling Up, Design Tools, Overheating, and a Client’s Motivation – Andy Chong and Mark Bernhardt
BIM & PHPP Integration – Kelly Fisher
New Guide for Modeling Passive House Windows – Melissa Furukawa
Charting New Territory in Passive House: Vancouver Fire Hall No. 17 – Melissa Higgs and Scott Ghomeshi
Charting New Territory in Passive House: Clayton Community Center – Melissa Higgs and Joe Quad
Large Building Airtightness Testing Case Studies – Rob Hosken
Optimization Techniques for PHPP – Irwin
How Passive House Performs Across BREEAM, LEED, and WELL Building and Reduce the Performance Gap – Tiffany Lewins
Air Tightness Testing in Multifamily Passive House Buildings – Adam Romano
Reimagining Carbon: the Future of High Performance Materials – Richard Skorpenske
Insulated and Conditioned Basements as a Passive Cooling Strategy in Climate Zone 5 Pittsburgh – Michael Whartnaby

Large Buildings
PH University of Toronto, Scarborough’s 750-bed Student Residence – Deborah A. Byrne
Large Scale Passive Houses: Applying Lessons Learned – Deborah Moelis and Lois Arena
Scaling New Heights: Passive House at Scale – James Woodall

Retrofits
Lessons from an EnerPHit Industrial Building in Sri Lanka – Lois Arena and Jordan Parnass
Innovative to Education: Early Learning Center Goes Passive in an Historic District – Anne Bannon, P. Andrew Collins and James Wagman
Hybrid Ware/House: Italian Market Passive House – Laura Blau
Reaching for the Stars: Inside the Workings of a RetrofitNY Team – Jordan Dentz and Christa Waring
EnerPHit: Phased but Unfazed – Tad Everhart
Passive House Retrofits, Essential Lessons and Game Changing Realities – Michael Ingui
EnerPHit Retrofit of a Derelict Multi-family Building – Cameron Laidlaw
Local Lessons Learned: Two Big Affordable Housing Retrofits in Pittsburgh – Laura Nettleton, Rebecca Griffith and Phillip Ford
Panel Masonry Retrofit Discussion – Paul Thompson, Laura Blau, Michael Ingui and Laura Nettleton

Social Equity and Inclusion
Passive House for All-Affordable Housing Project as a Tool for Social Equity – Deborah A. Byrne, Alice Gibson and Kelly Fisher
Ultra-Efficient Housing: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Strategy – Tim Eian and Stephan Tanner
PHFA Work and Experiences – Stan Salwocki
Hot & Humid Climate Challenges for Multifamily Affordable Buildings: Puerto Madero Project – Andrew Straus and Enrique Bueno

Solutions Using Passive House
S, M, L, XL Many Sizes, Different Challenges – Deborah A. Byrne and Jonathan Kearns
West Vancouver Passive House – James Dean, Stuart Hood and Marcel Studer
Passive House and Off-Grid Locations: A Match Made in Heaven – Chris Doel, Derek Newby and Cillian Collins
Valleyview Town Hall Ultra Low Energy Building – Oscar Flechas
Wood Innovation Research Lab at the University of Northern British Columbia – Andrea Frisque, Ray Wolfe, Guido Wimmers and Keith Bate
Certified Passive House Details for Commercial Buildings – Alejandra Nieto and Todd Kimmel
Passive House Child Cares Made Easy – Mary On and Adam James
Shifting Gears: A Passive House Car Dealership in the Making – Andrew Peel
Air Tightness Requirements of the PH Standard – Scott Pusey and Mike O’Donnell
Madison Haus – Tessa Smith
Midtown Passive House – Nathan St. Germain

NAPHN17

NAPHN17 occurred October 4th-7th, 2017 in Oakland, California.  With participants and presentations from the global Passive House community, a highlight was the opening plenary. The North American Passive House Network was honored to have three representatives of the United Nations address the opening plenary. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the UN, by video, outlined the critical role Passive House can play in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, Michael Møller, the Director-General of the UN office in Geneva, announced by live video feed from Geneva, a global network of UN Centers of Excellence, with Vancouver and New York City being selected as two of the host cities. And in person, Scott Foster, the director of the Sustainable Energy Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (an organization that includes the US and Canada) – and is leader of the UN effort to support sustainable building development globally, outlined the basic principles of the framework and the important work ahead.

The North American Passive House Network 2017 Conference & Expo Program may be viewed here: NAPHN17_Program.

NAPHN17 Conference & Expo Presentations

We are pleased to be able to make all the presentations available for your viewing.

Researching High Performance – Barry McCarron
Researching High Performance – Yetsuh Frank

Okay, but will your banker fund it? – Tim Weyand and Brandon Nicholson
Okay, but will your banker fund it? – Tim McDonald

Vancouver & NYC Make Passive House Stick – Aaron Ordower
Vancouver & NYC Make Passive House Stick – Andrea Wickham and Chris Higgins

Thermal Bridging Can Poison Passive House Performance – Colin Shane
Thermal Bridging Can Poison Passive House Performance – Rolf Jacobson and Chris Petit

Passive Goes District Wide – Marine Sanchez
Passive Goes District Wide – Mike Eliason
Passive Goes District Wide – Monte Paulsen

Much More than a facelift- Home Retrofits – Albert Rooks
Much More than a facelift- Home Retrofits – James Bill
Much More than a facelift- Home Retrofits – Stas Zakrzewski

Renewable Storage and the Passive House – Jean Woo
Renewable Storage and the Passive House – Olaf Lohr
Renewable Storage and the Passive House – Sven Thesen

Clean Air for Healthy Living – Brett Singer
Clean Air for Healthy Living – Christina Snyder
Clean Air for Healthy Living – Gabriel Rojas
Clean Air for Healthy Living – Monte Paulsen
Clean Air for Healthy Living – Ryan Militello-Hourigan

Forget About the House – Andrew Peel
Forget About the House – Carl-Jan Rupp
Forget About the House – Stuart Hood

Become Certified Not Certifiable – Tad Everhart and Tomas O’Leary

The New Power Couple – Stefan Gracik and Stet Sanborn
The New Power Couple – PH & the Renewable Grid – Jessica Grove-Smith
The New Power Couple – PH & the Renewable Grid – Zack Semke

Schools are Learning to go Passive – Fiona Brazill

Driving a PH market – Can you Sell what you can’t see – Andreas Benzing
Driving a PH market – Can you Sell what you can’t see – Debra Little
Driving a PH market – Can you Sell what you can’t see – Stas Zakrzewski

Net Postive Water ILFI – Brad Liljequist and Josiah Cain
Net Postive Water ILFI – Kenner Kingston
Net Postive Water ILFI – Pete Muñoz

PH Across the Pacific (Australia) – Clare Parry
PH Across the Pacific (China) – Cui Yuansheng
PH Across the Pacific (Japan) – Miwa Mori

PHPP Modeling Secrets Revealed – Andrew Peel
PHPP Modeling Secrets Revealed – Christina Snyder
PHPP Modeling Secrets Revealed – Dylan Lamar

Passive Stands Tall – High Rises – Eric Catania
Passive Stands Tall – High Rises – German Velazquez
Passive Stands Tall – High Rises – Lois Arena

The American Dream Renewed – PH Plus for Everyone – John Mead and Matt Daby
The American Dream Renewed – PH Plus for Everyone – John Sarter
The American Dream Renewed – PH Plus for Everyone – Michael Ingui
The American Dream Renewed – PH Plus for Everyone – Tim Eian

Heat Pumps are your friend – Dan Johnson
Heat Pumps are your friend – Ken Eklund
Heat Pumps are your friend – Stefan Gracik and Stet Sanborn

Net Positive and Zero Energy – ILFI Crosswalks to PH – Brad Liljequist and Bronwyn Barry

Nothing will be Untouched – PH meets Building Codes and ZEB – Mark Lyles
Nothing will be Untouched – PH meets Building Codes and ZEB – Monte Paulsen

Closing Plenary – The Intoxicating Paradigm of PH – Elrond Burrell

NAPHN16

The North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo (NAPHN16) program book – Passive House Accelerates is now available. The book provides an overview of the conference and the people, companies, and institutions making Passive House a reality today.

Passive House Accelerates

NAPHN16 Conference & Expo Presentations:

Pre-Designed & pre-Fabricated: Retrofits & New Construction by Enrico Bonilauri

Residential Survey: New Retrofit, City & Country by In Cho
Residential Survey: New & Retrofit, City & Country by Darren Macri

Thermal Bridge Free Detailing: New Certified Facade Systems & Evolving Approaches by Tessa Smith & Jesse Thompson
Thermal Bridge Free Detailing: New Certified Facade Systems & Evolving Approaches by Alejandra Nieto & Shawn Torbert

Never Too Cold: Passive Houses Up North by Jesper Kruse

Passive Software Tools SketchUp & PHPP9: Think in 3D, Calculate Payback & Optimize for the Renewable Future by Andre Harrmann
Passive Software Tools SketchUp & PHPP9: Think in 3D, Calculate Payback & Optimize for the Renewable Future by Dylan Lamar

Passive Builds Resilience by Michael Hindle

Ventilation Performance: Testing & New High Volume Options by Andrew Peel
Ventilation Performance: Testing & New High Volume Options by Salvatore D’Auria

Towards a Localized Passive House ‘Vernacular’ in North America by Lukas Armstrong & Bronwyn Barry

Los Angeles & Mexico City Get Passive by Marisa Egea, Antonio Pelaez & Xavier Gaucher

Blower Door Testing Big Buildings by Holger Merkel

The Data Tells The Story: Cost & Performance by Laura Nettleton

 

NAPHN’s first eBook is here: Net Zero Energy Buildings, Passive House + Renewables netzero cover This book is intended to inform and inspire.  Net Zero is a catch phrase with great emotional power, but too often prioritizes power production over demand reduction and effectively puts the cart before the horse, providing less than satisfactory results.  This book demonstrates a better way. View our flipbook here.

Coming soon.

An Advocacy GuideNAPHN ADVOCACY GUIDE COVER IMAGE

If you are trying familiarize local and regional governments, utilities or other potential funding entities, with the usefulness of the Passive House Standard – this Advocacy Guide is the right document to start with.  The guide addresses basic issues of cost, certification and critical aspects of Passive House building performance, such as energy efficiency, ventilation and comfort.  This single document can help set the conversation on a good path, a foundation for building a trusting relationship and acceptance. Read the Guide.

Coming Soon!