The PHN Difference
NAPHN is uniquely positioned in the US market due to three key factors:
- Clear guideposts: NAPHN’s Passive House education provides clarity, focus, and a powerful counterintuitive message that reorients stakeholders, and makes the pathway forward to our zero-carbon future clear.
- Scientific rigor: NAPHN’s work is based on rigorous scientific research in high-performance building, conducted for over 25 years by the Passive House Institute.
- Global networks: NAPHN is a peer-to-peer national knowledge-sharing network, and a leader in a Passive House community that spans the globe.
The Passive House Standard and methodology were developed by the Passive House Institute, based in Darmstadt, Germany, with the critical insight that to align the goals of efficiency, health, comfort, and affordability; high quality and best practices are essential.
To ensure high quality, scientific research is ongoing. The research, testing, and evaluations conducted to provide the basis for certified professionals, components, and buildings. The scientific method is at the heart of this humanist enterprise.
NAPHN’s work with leading cities like Brussels, New York, and Vancouver, or with organizations like the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, demonstrate the power of our global interconnections. Too often what is outside one’s jurisdiction is ignored. At NAPHN we actively pull diverse peer stakeholders together, assured in the knowledge that they will learn the most from each other. Whether from New Zealand, Australia, UK or Greece, Italy, or China – the Passive House Institute and NAPHN work to leverage the global institutional knowledge for the benefit of all peoples.
NAPHN uniquely delivers unparalleled Passive House education and global knowledge sharing, in partnership with the Passive House Institute. We support high-quality buildings for all people.