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.…


International Passive House Open Days 2012

We opened our Mamaroneck Passive House to the public all day Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November and had an incredible turn out. Close to 200 people diverted from their week- end routine to come and visit our construction site and see the finished skeleton of the house only waiting for siding outside and for blown in cellulose and Sheetrock inside. Contractors, engineers, realtors, students, manufacturers, the French American School Board…


Certified Tradesperson Training in NYC

Certified Passive House Tradesperson Training starts again the AEA Passive House Lab in New York City September 17th.  This five day course provides ideal training for contractors undertaking Passive House level projects and provides them with a Certified Passive House Tradesperson credential issued by the Passive House Institute if successfully completed.   The course offers not only the theory of Passive House methodology but hands-on air tightness and thermal bridge free construction experience in the building…


First annual NYPH Symposium 2012

This June NYPH hosted its first annual symposium and here's what people have been saying: "a day filled with loads of great projects and innovative people," "great presentations and networking," "great energy."  Over 100 people attended, there were 12 component vendors and 17 presentations.  Two Certified Passive House Plaques were presented.  Shown the awe inspiring work of cities like Brussels and Frankfurt, NYC was challenged to build 2 million square feet of…