Passive House De­sign­er / Con­sult­ant Course (in English) 2024

Learn first-hand from experts at the Passive House Institute, how to design energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings worldwide! A prerequisite is a general knowledge of Passive House, which you can conveniently acquire via the 3-day e-learning Passive House Fundamentals: https://elearning.passivehouse.com - this is included in the course price and will be handed out a few weeks before the course starts. You also need a good level of English (B2 or equivalent), basic knowledge…


Building Electrification: A Passive House Symposium

Zero-emission buildings are the priority for a decarbonized built environment, and electrification powered by clean energy, utilizing batteries and heat pumps, is entering the popular psyche. The call is to “electrify everything!” However, what’s often lost is that electrifying typical buildings is impractical, resulting in overwhelmed utilities and skyrocketing costs while burdening us with the same poor-performing buildings. Passive House can transform the possibilities. Electrification leveraged by Passive House performance…


International Passive House Open Days- 475

November 10-12, 2023 The International Passive House Open Days are a great opportunity to learn about Passive House and energy efficient buildings. Get in contact with current owners and learn first-hand what it is like to live in a Passive House and what the building or retrofitting process was like. Register


Passive House for Everyone: Educating a new generation

NYC-based Passive House architect and educator, In Cho, while encompassing policy support, groundwork-building, and training within the Passive House AEC community, recognizes the critical need for a multifaceted approach to address the urgent environmental and social crises we face today. True change emerges when knowledge isn't just a static repository but a catalyst for action. Education should empower individuals to transform their thinking and become active agents of environmental and…


DIVE BRIEF Report: Passive House nears cost parity with traditional construction

Dive Brief: Compared to a standard building, a multifamily structure constructed to Passive House standards can use up to 80% less energy for its day-to-day operations — and at about the same construction cost, according to a new report from the New York City-based Passive House Network, a building standards educator affiliated with the Passive House Institute. In a survey of 45 multifamily buildings in Massachusetts and New York built to…


2023 Denver Passive House Network Conference

BIG NEWS: Alpen High Performance Products is pleased to announce that we will be co-sponsoring the 2023 Passive House Network conference in Denver, Colorado.😊 Link: https://phnconference.org SAVE THE DATE: Join us online Sept 28th 2023, and in person Oct 4-5th 2023, at the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W. Colfax Avenue). Thirty sessions over 2 ½ days plus workshops and building tours. (TBA) Walk the floor and discover the latest and greatest…


iPHA Webinar: Project Spotlight: Passive House car dealership in Alberta, Canada

During this Project Spotlight, the two presenters will provide an inside glimpse into a unique building typology, a Passive House car dealership in the very cold climate of Alberta, Canada. Andrew Peel, founder of Peel Passive House Consulting, and Garrett Scott, the dealership owner, provide two different views on this pathbreaking project, one being a very experienced Passive House Designer, the other one looking for the best solution for his…


Northeast Fall Cohort 2023

The Passive House Network hybrid Certified Passive House Designer course and PHI certification exam for professionals in the Northeast. The hybrid format allows students to leverage the benefits of on-demand, live-online & in-person training. *Exam Date: December 5th. Starts September 6th New in 2023: CPHD course registrants will now receive access to the on-demand Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification course that is jointly provided by PHN and Peel…


Retrofit Now! Reducing Carbon and Complying with LL97

In partnership with AIA New York, this multi-day course provides 14 CES LU|HSWs and training to make significant energy and carbon reductions in your clients’ buildings. A total of 11.9 PDH credits from the Practicing Institute of Engineering are also now available (reflects total of all four sessions). Retrofit Now! will provide you with a comprehensive overview of New York’s suite of building efficiency laws and show you how to comply with them and make…


International Passive House Open Days

Are you enthusiastic about the Passive House concept and its advantages? Then take part in the Open Days and motivate others to join the movement by sharing your knowledge and experiences! The 2023 International Passive House Open Days will take place from June 23-25 and November 10-12 and are organized for the 20th time! Passive House Visitors:   The International Passive House Open Days are a great opportunity to learn…


‘Passive House’ Buildings Boast Climate & Health Perks. Why Aren’t There More of Them?

"Passive house is an environmentally friendly international building standard that uses design elements like insulation, airtightness and heat recovery to consume less energy. By saving energy, buildings emit fewer greenhouse gasses and deliver lower utility bills. These constructions also boast superior air quality, producing a healthier environment for residents. “People who live in affordable housing need to be able to reap those benefits,” said Shefali Sanghvi, Dattner Architects’ director of sustainability." Read…


Designing with Structural Thermal Breaks for Improved Comfort, Efficiency and Moisture Control

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Concrete slabs and steel beams that project through the building envelope, such as those used in the construction of balconies, canopies and parapets, break the insulation layer and create thermal bridging. Incorporating a thermal break within structural elements significantly improves the thermal performance of building envelopes and helps avoid costly issues down the road. This course discusses solutions to thermally separate the external components from the insulated interior…