Advancing Passive House Policy: NAPHN16 policy sessions

beexnaphnreportNYPH proudly hosted the 2016 NAPHN conference this past June.   Working with NAPHN and Building Energy Exchange, we hosted two breakout sessions focused on advancing the Passive House building performance standard as a policy framework.  Public and private policy stakeholders from across North America and Europe attended. This briefing – link – summarizes the content.

Each session focused on the opportunities and challenges that result from using the Passive House building performance standard as a policy tool. The  first session focused on new construction policies and the second on retrofits. By formalizing the networking that characterizes conferences, and taking advantage of the diverse set of individuals attending the NAPHN conference, the sessions were designed to maximize knowledge sharing and create a fertile environment for progressive action.

The document describes the content of both the professional presentations delivered, as well as the discussions that followed. It also summarizes recommendations for action and suggests steps that might be addressed in future policy round-table sessions.  We look forward to moving forward with all stakeholders.