The Net Zero Conference has been bringing together climate leaders to build a net zero, decarbonized future for a decade. The main conference is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, September 14th from 8:00am – 5:30pm. Carbon + Climate + Equity + ESG + Net Zero + Resilience   World-Class Education Sessions Featuring content on: Agriculture, Biophilia, Buildings, Energy, Fashion, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness,…


Safe at Home | How all-electric, multi-family Passive House buildings deliver comfortable, cost-effective climate resilience

We have an exciting announcement to share. Today, the Passive House Network is releasing a new report, Safe at home: How all-electric, multi-family Passive House buildings deliver comfortable, cost-effective climate resilience, that tells the story of the vitally important role Passive House is playing in bolstering climate resilience while accelerating decarbonization efforts in the U.S. The report finds that all-electric, multi-family Passive House design is ideal for keeping hot air…


Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) training, Santa Barbara

On June 26 - 30, the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN), in collaboration with the Passive House Network, hosted a five-day in-person Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) training at Santa Barbara Community College. Situation on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the LEED Platinum classroom building was a perfect location for discussing Passive house concepts. 14 students completed the week. All indicated that they plan to take the CPHD/C exam…


Training | Pacific – Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C)

Passive House California (PHCA) will provide a $500 scholarship/discount for the first 20 registrants from California. The investment for the Passive House Designer Course will be reduced from $2295 to $1795 (Discount Code: phca500). All registrants will also receive a 1-year membership in Passive House California (PHCA), Passive House Network (PHN), and iPHA. The CPHD course is the premier core Passive House professional training for architects, engineers, consultants, developers, policymakers,…


The Passive House Network 2023 Design Awards

Introduction From its inception in the 1980’s the Passive House standard has been influenced by building sciences and climate vernaculars developed throughout the centuries and from around the globe. Drawing from the many lessons of regional building design the Passive House Institute has provided a robust climate adaptive and versatile building process. Based on the meticulous calculations of the site and local climate, the standard promises a universal level of…


Call for applications | Certifier’s course 2023-2024

The applications to the next edition of the certifier’s course are now open! The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2023. We encourage candidates to submit their application as soon as possible. There will be two options for the course: fully online or hybrid. The second includes two days in Denver, Colorado, before the 2023 Passive House Network Conference. Click on the link below for more details about the accreditation, the…


2023 Passive House Network Conference

Join us online Sept 28, and in Denver Oct 4-5! Today, communities are being stressed and devastated by the escalating climate crisis: wildfires, droughts, floods, conflicts, energy insecurity, poverty, sickness and inequality. It's all connected. At the 2023 Passive House Network Conference we’ll share our ambitions for a better world. Passive House is the platform for your sustainable future. REGISTER


Show us your pro­jects | The Call for Papers is now open

Dear Passive House friends, We are happy to announce that the upcoming 27th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place in Innsbruck, Austria on 5 and 6 April 2024! We are looking for your project experiences, research findings, inventions, and much more for the programme of the 27th International Passive House Conference. Show us your energy-efficient, climate-neutral buildings, your resource-saving concepts and product developments, and join us in taking one…


The Big Efficiency Opportunities – Domestic Hot Water in Multifamily Projects

Moving from fossil-fuel boilers to other forms of domestic hot water heating can be challenging, but it’s doable. This training, featuring Redwood Energy’s Sean Armstrong and Small Planet Supply’s Albert Rooks, offers field experience and strategies for providing DHW in multifamily projects both with and without Passive House envelope measures. As a result of this training, learners will be able to: Explain the energy efficiency importance of designing for recirculation…


MyGBCE 2023 Los Angeles

Passive House California (PHCA) was attending with a booth as community partner the “My Green Building Conference + Expo”. The largest and longest-running gathering for green building and sustainability advocates in Southern California organized by the U.S. Green Building Council - Los Angeles (USGLB LA). We had many good conversations and reached outreach out to stakeholders informing them about the international Passive House construction standard and building certification. MyGBCE 2023 Website


CALIFORNIA MCM RE-ENVISIONED: PH IN WARM CLIMATES

Our May Project Showcase presentation by Graham Irwin will explore the remodel and Passive House retrofit of a Mid Century Modern home in Sunnyvale, California. The project leveraged a decade of Passive House best practices and detail development in California, along with numerous high-value architectural approaches. The formerly cramped, uncomfortable, dark, and noisy home is now filled with glare-free daylight, connected with the landscape, and constructed to meet the world’s…


All iPHA webinar and Project Spotlight replays from 2022 on Passipedia!

Welcome to the iPHA Webinar vault. Here, you can find the recordings of previous iPHA webinars and enjoy them at your leisure. The iPHA webinars are a member benefit free of charge for iPHA members, iPHA members can log in and view the webinars directly online and are offered throughout the year. Each webinar offers two live sessions covering the same presentation, so people worldwide can join at a starting…