Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future, NAPHN Conference and Expo

Date: June 9-13, 2020 (Includes Workshops & Tours) Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC Registration:  Opens Monday, March 2 More Info: naphnetwork.org/conference Event Schedule: Pre-conference Workshops on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 9 & 10. Conference & Expo on Thursday, June 11, 12:00pm- 5:30pm. Conference & Expo on Friday, June 12, 9:00am-5:30pm. Post-conference Tours will be held on …

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Buildings of Excellence: Large-Scale Passive House

Date: February 12, 2020 Time: 9am-10:30am Where: Building Energy Exchange Registration: Here Join NYSERDA and BE-Ex for our third NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Gallery Talk, featuring Sendero Verde and Cornell Tech, two transformative Passive House buildings and Buildings of Excellence award recipients. Last year, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) revealed …

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Denver City Council Lists Passive House Certification as Compliance Path

Posted from our partners in CO, Emu Systems We are pleased to share some exciting news from Denver, Colorado. In the City’s efforts to push forward its 80×50 Climate Action Plan, and with the goal of Net Zero new construction by 2035, City Council has approved a voluntary, incentivized “Green Code”. Having identified Passive construction as a …

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Politics, Our Roots and π…..

Written by Dr. Shane Colclough, Dip EE, BSc, MIE, MBA, PhD, MIEI, CEng, EurIng I am reminded of the 1st meeting I had with Prof Wolfgang Feist when attending the Passivhaus conference in Dresden. One of the delegation asked if, for the specific case of mild climates, the specific load or specific space heating demand …

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Call For Conference Session and Workshop Proposals

Building owners, industry professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers, at Passive House 2020, NAPHN’s Annual Conference & Expo, on June 11-12, in New York City, will share how they leverage the international Passive House Standard and choose their futures. Join the discussion! We are excited to announce that we will be accepting proposals for sessions and workshops, with the …

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Certification of Buildings – How to Handle Ground Floor for Commercial Purposes?

As we design more and more commercial Passive House buildings we increasingly see split use buildings. If you are a PH certifier this information is crucial to relay to your clients and to also show them they can still achieve certification even without the ground floor. Passive House Institute (PHI) has outlined below (originally posted …

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Open Windows and Ventilation

Written by Mike Woolsey. Several construction concepts exist that intend to dramatically reduce building energy consumption. Among the concepts is Passive House, which describes ways to design and construct buildings so that their heating and cooling energy use is 75% less than most new buildings. A certified Passive House will have met both energy-savings and …

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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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