NYPH to Host 2016 NAPHN Conference

NAPHN 2016 Conference & Expo: Achieving 80% carbon reductions by 2050, is announced for 2016.

thermal nycNY Passive House is proud to host the Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo (NAPHN16).  NAPHN16 will be held on June 13th and 14th, 2016, in New York City.  The Conference & Expo will featuring the state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary to achieve 80% carbon emissions reductions by 2050, the #1 public policy goal of our time.

The conference will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY.

The scientific consensus is clear – we must reduce overall carbon emissions at least 80% by 2050 to prevent the worst effects of climate change.  And Passive House is one of our most powerful tools to achieve it.   “As leaders today are headed to Paris for COP21, to pledge action in fighting our climate crisis – stakeholders are invited to NAPHN16 in New York City in June to learn about the means and methodologies that are already proven solutions.” says NAPHN Co-President, Bronwyn Barry.

Conference sessions will feature the latest Passive House developments, including:

Urban, high density and high-rise buildings

Low-rise and rural approaches

Buildings from the arctic to the tropics

Expert scientists from the Passive House Institute

Policymakers with growing expertise in implementing Passive House programs

Multi-family housing, both affordable and market rate

Integration of renewable energy

Steel and concrete construction, wood frame construction and cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction

The processes, details and results

Expert speakers from around the world including, Europe, the Americas and Asia

The climate crisis is a clear and present danger to our security and prosperity. This challenge has been taken up by city, state and national governments – drafting public policies that demand we make the necessary carbon emissions reductions.  Realizing very low-energy/Passive House buildings are essential in the implementation of these policies – to prevent locking current buildings into long-term, unsustainable emission rates.  Passive House applied to both new construction and retrofits can reduce heating and cooling energy by 90% and overall energy usage by 75%, effectively enabling wide spread application of net zero and energy positive buildings.

New York City is leading by example. Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a call to action in his policy report One City: Built to Last and  stated at the groundbreaking of Cornell Tech’s new residential tower: “Passive House makes sense as a phrase, but I think it is an activist notion – a transformative notion…This is one example of how New York City can show the world a model that works in today’s reality.”

Building on the success of the NAPHN14 conference in Portland, Maine and the NAPHN15 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, New York welcomes you to join those achieving 80 x 50 at NAPHN16.

Stay tuned for more information regarding exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Event: NAPHN16: Achieving 80 by 50

Date:  June 13 & 14th, 2016

Place: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY


Contact info@naphnetwork.org or info@nypassivehouse.org with any questions.