See The Future of Low Carbon Building in Vancouver: NAPHN15 Conf & Expo

The 2015 North American Passive House Conference & Expo will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 1st and 2nd (Press release, NAPHN, Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 06, 2014)   The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is pleased to announce that the 2015 NAPHN Conference & Expo (NAPHN15) will take place October 1st and 2nd in Vancouver, Canada. It will follow the success of the NAPHN14 conference held…


The Future of New York City Buildings On Display During Passive House Days

Unprecedented number of Passive House buildings will be open to public in New York City region November 7 – 9, hosted by New York Passive House Press Release October 31, 2014 International Passive House Days is an annual global event that provides a unique opportunity for participants to experience the Passive House building standard, the leading standard in ultra-low energy, high-performance construction. Over 20 Passive House projects will be open to…


NAPHN14 in Maine, Martin and a Few Inches of Sub-Slab Insulation

This is a guest blog post by Bronwyn Barry, a CPHD, Passive House California Board Member, and Co-President of the North American Passive House Network. October 3, 2014 This past weekend saw a lively debate on Twitter between Martin Holladay, myself and a few other Tweeps over what amounts to a few inches of insulation. It followed a very successful North American Passive House Network 2014 (NAPHN14) Conference & Expo…


19th International Passive House Conference 2015 Leipzig

Call for Papers: The International Passive House Conference 2015 Forum for future-proof construction solutions on 17 and 18 April 2015 in Leipzig (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 1 August 2014)   Experts on energy efficient building and retrofitting can now submit their abstracts for the 19th International Passive House Conference. The deadline runs until 1 October, after which the best projects and solutions will be chosen for presentation on 17 and 18 April 2015 in…


Leading Beyond LEED: NYC Buildings and the Evolving Fight to Consume Less Energy

Here is an article written by Tobias Salinger from the Commercial Observer on the Passive House Revolution in New York City:   "One of the country’s first hyper-efficient affordable multifamily passive houses was failing a basic evaluation early this month and nobody on architect Chris Benedict’s Architecture and Energy Limited team could figure out why. When the innovative foam-and-stucco structure at 803 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick couldn’t hold up to the blower…


Architects and Advocates Predict Passive Revolution

Hundreds of architects, builders and advocates called for residential and commercial buildings of all sizes to consume 75 percent less energy in order to live up to so-called “passive house” standards at a convention yesterday. The New York Passive House conference and expo at in the Flatiron district attracted both a local and international crowd of those interested in perfecting and popularizing the strict German specifications that make use of controlled ventilation, air-tight installation…


International Conference in Aachen shows solutions for maximum energy efficiency

Press Release, Passive House Institute, 30 April 2014:   "Once completed, a building often goes untouched over the course of decades; the energy standard to which it is designed or retrofitted is therefore crucial. At the 2014 International Passive House Conference in Aachen, Germany, which took place April 25-26, experts from all over the world showed how current construction practices can be made fit for the future. Recent progress on highly energy efficient…


BuildingEnergy NYC 14 Request for Proposals is now open!

        We are happy to  announce that NESEA is now accepting proposals for  BE NYC 14, scheduled for October 16th, 2014 at the Time Life Center. They will be accepting proposals until Friday, April 25. Please note that they will not be offering workshops at BE NYC this year, so all proposals submitted must be for 90 minute sessions. You can find more information and start a proposal by…


Free screening: “Passive House Revolution”, Mon. April 14 in LIC

Free Screening of Documentary on Super-Efficient Buildings, Monday, April 14, 7 PM Coffeed, 37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY 11101 Note: This is a Resilience NYC Meetup Event Resilience NYC Meetup hosts a free screening of documentary "Passive House Revolution," its NYC premiere. Special guest after the screening is architect Tom Paino, who turned his LIC home into a super-efficient but controversial Passive House. It's part of a series of sustainability film…


Component Award proves Passive House windows profitable

Twelve winners to be honoured at the International Passive House Conference (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 3 April 2014) Darmstadt, Germany. The winners of the first ever Passive House Component Award have been selected and a total of twelve Passive House windows will receive recognition. The real winners, however, are the building owners, for the results of this international competition demonstrate that it is possible to save money with highly efficient…


New York and Philadelphia Projects among Finalists for Passive House Award 2014

Designers from around the world are honored as finalists for the international Passive House design award, including our friends in Brooklyn, Long Island, and Philadelphia. Congratulations!   Passive House Award 2014: Finalists confirmed   Winners will be announced at the Passive House Conference in Aachen (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 28 March 2014) Darmstadt, Germany. The finalists of the Passive House Award 2014 have again proved that world-class architecture and the Passive House Standard…


NY14 Passive House Conference and Expo

Green Building Conference Sets Its Sights High June 17th, 2014 in New York City Passive House is a building standard that promises 90% reduction in heating and cooling energy usage compared with existing building stock. Proponents of the standard cite energy savings, comfort, health, and affordability among the reasons Passive House is gaining traction among green building and energy specialists. Translated as “Passive House” in English from the German “Passivhaus”, the name…