North America

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In 2013, a collaborative effort to evaluate the impact of ventilation system flow rates on interior comfort conditions, space-conditioning energy consumption and condensate generation as well as concentrations of certain indoor air contaminants was initiated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Florida Solar Energy Centre (FSEC), and the Florida Home Energy and Resources Organisation (Florida HERO).
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

ATLANTA – More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Programme.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: News

Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures - State of market, policy developments, and lessons learned from the Passive House movement  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Evaluating New York City's Multifamily Building Energy Data for Savings Opportunities - Retrofitting Affordability   This report by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), analyses available data in the New York City multifamily (MF) building sector to identify which buildings, and which energy efficiency retrofit measures, have the greatest potential for carbon reduction, and how these benefits relate to affordability and the City’s climate action plan.   Key findings include:  
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Passive NYC - A snapshot of low energy building opportunities, barriers, & resources   This briefing released by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), draws on resources from New York and abroad and from the opinions of those in the city’s passive house community, to better understand the challenges and possibilities of adopting low energy and passive design building standards.   Contents include:   Executive Summary   Overview  
Post date: 17 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

New York Passive House (NYPH) is a non-profit that is affiliated with the International Passive House Association (iPHA). NYPH is dedicated to promoting the Passive House building energy standard in New York City and State through public outreach, education, profes­sional and technical support, and advocacy.   For further information please visit the NYPH website at the link provided below.
Post date: 17 Feb 2017
Type: Link

Passive House Northwest (PHnw) is a community of Certified Passive House Consultants and others involved with high-performance buildings, with the goal to promote highly energy efficient construction through implementation of the passive house concept.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
Type: Link

Passive House California (PHCA) is a network of professionals and owners working to build healthier, more comfortable and resilient buildings.   The mission of PHCA is to educate the public about the Passive House building performance standard to help create healthy, comfortable, durable, energy- and resource-efficient buildings and communities.   Since 2008, the group has been working to:  
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
Type: Link

The North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo 2017 (NAPHN17): “Passive + Renewables” will be held on 4-7 October 2017, in Oakland, California. The event aims to promote and accelerate the adoption of Passive House building strategies in North America and facilitate cooperation among those who share the vision for a post-carbon all renewable energy future.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
Type: Event

The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) fosters an open Passive House community with the mission to support advocacy member organisations to promote, advocate and mobilise the building industries of North America to implement the international Passive House Standard and improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment. The intent of the organisation is to maintain a small footprint and minimise any potential financial demands on member groups.   Activities of NAPHN:  
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
Type: Link