Passive House Webinar replays available on Passipedia (free for PHCA members)

Did you miss a live Passive House webinar presented by the International Passive House Association (iPHA)? iPHA Webinar replays are now available for all our members on Passipedia for free! You can now rewatch all the great presentations from 2021 and 2022 at your own leisure. Over time, the replay offerings will be continously expanded to bring you all the great content from the iPHA webinars. AVAILABLE WEBINARS


USGBC-LA | Sustainable Innovation + Community Awards 2022 – SUBMIT YOUR PASSIVE HOUSE PROJECT by 10/23

Submissions for awards to be presented at the 2022 USGBC-LA Green Gala are now open. Submit your team's projects! Now submit by midnight, Sunday, October 23rd 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…


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…