Submissions for awards to be presented at the 2022 USGBC-LA Green Gala are now open. Submit your team's projects! Please consider submitting your Passive House or EnerPHit project located in Southern California to our friends at the USGBC-LA. We are proud to be a part of such an amazing community that is committed to making Southern California a more sustainable region for all--and it is important for us to continue to celebrate,…


COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE – Presented by 3C-REN

3C-REN wants to help you cultivate businesses development skills and grow your professional network with a free, 4-session training series.​  This online, interactive web series teaches you how to get in front of top prospective clients, close the deal — and, most importantly, increase average revenue and profit through consultative selling.​ With a small cohort of 5-10 professionals from across the design and construction trades, this series equips you to:​ Win the business a higher…


Rocky Mountain PBS | Building Back Better After the Marshall Fire

Six months since the Marshall Fire burned more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County, the Coloradans affected are looking to the future. After the devastating realization that this type of fire can happen any time of year and in almost any place, several families are rebuilding homes that are not only more eco-friendly but also more fire resistant. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PBS DOCUMENTARY


Why We Need Passivhaus in Hot Climates – It’s not just for the temperate north.

This article was published in June 2022 by Lloyd Alterby Lloyd Alter on Treehugger. One of the many myths about the Passive House or Passivhaus standard of building is it was designed for temperate Germany and is not really suitable for really cold or hot climates. The Passivhaus concept is a particularly tough sell in hot climates, especially in places with big diurnal swings in temperature, where one would traditionally design…


PODCAST | Passive House 101 with Jay Gentry by Home Green Homes

What you need to do is to talk to somebody that understands it all, that can look at and understand what’s going on in your home and help you decide what aspirational approach or what would be possible, and then back down as necessary. And you’ll get the best possible result. Passive House (Passivhaus) represents today’s highest energy standard for building performance with the promise of reducing the operational energy…




The Ice Box Challenge Sydney has officially begun!

A big congratulations to APHA for all their hard work!   One box was designed and built to typical Australian building standards and the other to the Passive House Standard, both containing an equal amount of ice.   This edition of the Ice Box Challenge includes sensors and cameras built into the boxes, providing regular updates on the internal humidity, volume, temperature and more.   Find out more Previous Ice-Box…


Seasons Greetings from iPHA

From all of us at iPHA, we wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best for the new year! It has been quite a year for us all, with our joint #EfficiencyFirst campaign, welcoming new members and launching further advocacy efforts just to name a few!  It’s amazing what the iPHA network can achieve when we work together! For now, we wish you a wonderful holiday with family…


You are not Alone – International Passive House Affiliates

You are not alone !  The International Passive House Association (iPHA) is the international umbrella organization for Passive House.  Passive House California (PHCA) is a proud iPHA member since 2012. All iPHA affiliates are independent, member driven organisations. An affiliate organization does not exclusively represent a geographic region and multiple affiliate organizations can be, and are, active to promote the Passive House Standard in the same country. Click here to meet…


Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) Compliant Passive Pod Workshop

Emu Systems unique Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) training is coming to a city near you…or nearer to you. This training is open to new CPHT students, alumni, and anyone with a Passive House professional accreditation. It is eligible for Passive House Institute (PHI) CE credits. The Certified Passive House Tradesperson curriculum, developed specifically for the North American market and climate zones, is widely recognized as including the most cutting-edge research available. It…


30 years old ˗ more relevant than ever!

Darmstadt/Wuppertal, Germany. Passive House is celebrating its 30th birthday – and is more relevant than ever before. The 25th International Passive House Conference demonstrated how important it is to implement climate protection in buildings on a large scale. The Passive House Institute moderated the anniversary conference live in the Historic Town Hall of Wuppertal, for the participants it took place online. The research institute emphasised the key role that energy…