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…


18th International Passive House Conference 2014

Registration for the 2014 International Passive House Conference (25 - 26 April, Aachen, Germany), is in full swing. An exciting line up of speakers, a vibrant exhibition and a series of guided tours to Passive House buildings are drawing Passive House professionals and stakeholders from around the world. Discounted early bird rates available until the 28 February - don't miss out! iPHA Members are additionally eligible for substantial discounts, especially…


Talking Transition: join NYPH and Urban Green Council to help make the Mayoral transition count

How do you think Mayor De Blasio should promote sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings? For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers will have a new mayor. It’s time to start Talking Transition. Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City to help shape the next mayor’s goals and strategies. Whether you’re a lifelong New Yorker or you’ve just arrived, everyone has a unique vision…


RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE: PASSIVE HOUSE GROWS AT GREENBUILD 2013

Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, takes place November 18-23 in Philadelphia. This year's huge Passive House presence is a reflection of the growth of the Passive House standard in the US. GREENBUILD 2013 is to feature six presentations that focus on Passive House building, three building tours, and on the GREENBUILD EXPO floor there will be a PASSIVE HOUSE ZONE organized by the North American…


Passive House Tours at Greenbuild

The 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will feature tours of Passive House projects in Philadelphia on Monday, November 18 and Friday, November 22. Monday Afternoon Half-Day Tours: 2:00-6:00 pm TM06: Reimagining the Rowhome: New Housing Design in a Historic City Row homes comprise the majority of the building stock in Philadelphia, and innovative designers and builders are rethinking how they look and operate. This tour visits several sites, including…


Philadelphia Passive House Primer 2013

The day before Greenbuild, the huge green building expo in Philly, learn the basics of Passive House. Full-Day Passive House Primer Course Architecture Department, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia Architecture Building, Room # 104, 2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19122 9am Tuesday November 19th 2013 Target Participants: This course is aimed at anyone interested in high performance buildings, including architects, designers, engineers and consultants as well as contractors,…


NY13 Passive House Symposium, Saturday June 8th

Passive House: Toward Net Zero Energy To slash energy use and carbon emissions while developing our built environment, Passive House is the proven essential first step – increasing comfort and health while reducing heating and cooling demand by up to 90%.    The NY13 Passive House Symposium (NY13) will explore the effectiveness of Passive House as a cornerstone of our low-energy, low-emissions future - highlighting important questions regarding policy, finance and…


NYPH Member to speak at Passive House Conference in Frankfurt

On Saturday April 20 NYPH Member Cramer Silkworth of Baukraft Engineering will present a tool for PHPP modeling of multiple zones and/or design options at the Passive House Conference in Frankfurt. Developed in collaboration with David White of Right Environments, the free Excel-based tool coordinates the inputs for any number of design variations and collects key results in one location for easy review. Highly flexible in design, any number of…


Brussels: 15 million SF of Passive House in 5 years

March 11, 2013 Ms. Joke Dockx, Director for Energy at the Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment (“Brussels Environment”) will explain how Brussels has created a government-private Exemplary Buildings partnership promoting Passive House construction and retrofits.   Since 2007, the Exemplary Buildings partnership has assisted 52 Exemplary Building projects with another 44 under construction (collectively, over 15 million square feet of Passive House buildings). A growing share of the Exemplary…


17th Annual International Passive House Conference

Greg Duncan is a Certified Passive House Designer and principal of Gregory Duncan Architect     UPDATE: Early registration discounts extended to March 1 Early registration discounts for the International Passive House Conference in Frankfurt end February 15 March 1, 2013. New York Passive House members at the professional level get additional discounts through our affiliation with the International Passive House Association (iPHA). Click here to become a member of NYPH.…