NAPHN Passive House Windows Workshop Series

The Windows of Change are Blowing When the first Passive House was built in Darmstadt, Germany, there was not a single window on the market that met the stringent Passive House performance requirements. Fast forward to today, and the situation is vastly different: a robust European market with over 200 certified Passive House window products. In Canada and the US, the Passive House market is heating up. With countless low,…


Passive House Meets Net Zero – Zeroing In On Energy Efficiency

  If you missed Passive House Meets Net Zero, you still have a chance to listen to a recorded streaming of the event! This education event, co-hosted with Ontario Passive House Group, focused on Net Zero Energy Homes and Buildings. Participants learned about the work of the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany, which has spent the last few years tackling the question what does it mean to be "Net…



NY15PH: Passive House Conference Gains Momentum in New York

[caption id="attachment_4999" align="alignright" width="250"] Ken Levenson, Nilda Mesa, Josh Fox[/caption] New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s watershed report One City: Built to Last looks to Passive House standards to inform how New York might reach its goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050.  In doing so it raised many questions: What might implementation look like?   What are the hurdles we see?  What are the opportunities? With over 450 participants, the 4th…


New York Passive House Conference to Present Hero Award to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Further Awards Announced for Passive House Pioneers Chris Benedict and Henry Gifford New York City (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 The 4th Annual New York Passive House (NYPH) Conference and Expo happening June 11th in New York City will begin with the presentation of two awards: The NY Passive House Pioneer Award and the NY Passive House Hero Award. The awards will be presented by Josh Fox, director and producer of…


Toronto Event: Passive House Meets Net Zero

Passive House Meets Net Zero Zeroing In On Energy Efficiency   Hosted by: CaGBC Toronto Chapter and Passive House Ontario Net Zero Energy Homes and Buildings are quickly capturing the imagination of homeowners, builders, and policy makers alike.  But what exactly does it mean to be "Net Zero"? The Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany has spent the last few years tackling this question.  Their work has confirmed that Energy Efficiency must…


Leading Belgian Architect, Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, to keynote NY Passive House Conference

Press Release, New York City, PRWEB, May 27, 2015 Brussels building revolution sets example for New York City carbon reduction efforts The annual New York Passive House Conference & Expo will make the case that Passive House is uniquely suited to helping achieve New York City's low-carbon future. Photo Credit: A2M “Exhibit A” will be the revolutionary progress enacted in Brussels, Belgium. In 2007, at the time a city of…


Passive House Institute also focuses on maximising energy efficiency for hot water / PHI Press Release

German manufacturer receives the first-ever certificates for drain water heat recovery (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 21 May 2015) "Darmstadt, Germany. For millions of people, a hot shower in the morning is an essential part of modern life – but it also consumes a lot of energy. In order to contribute to increased efficiency in this area, the Passive House Institute has introduced certification criteria for systems for heat recovery…


New York Passive House Conference to Highlight NYC Mayor’s Plan, One City: Built To Last

  The New York Passive House Conference & Expo set for June 11th, 2015 New York City, NY (PRESS RELEASE) May 06, 2015   The annual New York Passive House Conference & Expo is set to take place June 11, 2015 in Manhattan at 125 West 18th Street and promises to make the case that Passive House is uniquely suited to helping achieve New York City's low-carbon future. New York…


International Passive House Conference 2015

The 19th Annual International Passive House conference (#iPHC19) was held in Leipzig, Germany on April 17th and 18th.  With large contingents attending from North America and China, as well as an emerging group of practitioners stretching across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Portugal, the global effort of Passive House was palpable. The project types continue to expand, from factories, to office complexes to day-care centers, as did the details, from…


Built to Last: Passive House Conference & Expo

  Built to Last: Passive House. June 11, New York City This one day event will demonstrate how Passive House can help you make a New York that is built to last. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policy to reduce city-wide carbon emissions 80% by 2050 in his plan One City: Built to Last, has set the course for effective climate change mitigation and resilient adaptation. Passive House is the one building…


Highly efficient components at centre of 2015 Passive House Conference / PHI Press Release

Programme of international event available online – registration now open (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 19 December 2014) "Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House Standard enables every building owner to benefit from the energy revolution, with Certified Passive House Components ensuring cost-effectiveness. This basic concept will be the focus of the 2015 International Passive House Conference, held from 17 to 18 April 2015 in Leipzig. Over a hundred speakers from all…