Passive House standard

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

This handbook, released by the EuroPHit project is intended to provide knowledge about and awareness of the special challenges of step-by-step retrofits with Passive House components.   Contents include:   Introduction   The EuroPHit project. Step-by-step retrofitting according to plan. Basics  
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

This book, released by the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) provides an overview of the NAPHN Conference 2016.   Contents include:   Policy  
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

This book, released by Passive House Northwest (PHnw), presents 45 Passive House projects located in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The document showcases a diverse range of Passive House buildings, from small single-family homes to a growing list of multifamily projects.    Contents include:  
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Passive House in Different Climates. The Path to Net Zero   This book introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, providing good levels of indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry and hot-dry, and mixed-humid and hot-humid---and in ten countries, show how to achieve net-zero energy regardless of the building’s location or type.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

The Hellenic Passive House Institute and its Cyprus office  organise the 1st Mediterranean Course and a Certification Exam for Passive House Designers, in Nicosia, Cyprus, in January 2017.   The course (duration: 70 hours), will be held by certified trainers  at the ETEK (Technical Chamber of Cyprus) facilities in Nicosia, with the authorisation of the Passive House Institute (PHI).
Post date: 16 Dec 2016
Type: Event

On 30 November 2016, the Passive House Institute (PHI) announced that the world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2016
Type: News

Some examples in Europe show that cities running their own energy company can lower the energy bill for citizens   Across Europe, town and city councils are becoming increasingly interested in energy decentralisation, i.e. in producing power closer to where it is consumed.   Those municipalities that have already experienced this say the model is one of the best ways of fighting pollution and reducing energy costs for citizens. Heidelberg is one such city in Germany, with its long-running energy company.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: News