Mid-year International Passive House Open Days: Make your building the star!

Passive House Visitors: The International Passive House Open Days are a great opportunity to learn about Passive House and energy efficient buildings. Get in contact with current owners and learn first-hand what it is like to live in a Passive House and what the building or retrofitting process was like. Some open houses and buildings will even have professionals on hand with the knowledge and tools to explain the technical…


Criteria for Buildings | Update 10c in English (IP units)

In January the Passive House Institute (PHI) has released the newest update 10c of the Criteria for Buildings in English (SI units). This update is now also available in IP (inch-pound) units for the U.S. market. The updated criteria document consists of a Compact Version and an Extended Version. The latter offers additional guidance and more detailed regulations. DOWNLOAD PDF


Efficiency Promotes Social Justice

Darmstadt/Wiesbaden, Germany. Highly energy-efficient buildings are indispensable for climate protection. The 26th International Passive House Conference demonstrated that a high energy efficiency is also necessary for other reasons: social justice, good air quality for example in schools and health care buildings, and protecting the power grid against overloading are other good reasons to build and retrofit buildings in a better way. "So much of the Passive House is about health…


Passive House Multi-Family – Good for All is Good for One (webinar recording)

Target Audience:  Building owners, developers, code reviewers, planning officials and design professionals interested in learning about the benefits of integrating passive house principles into larger multi-family or mixed-use projects. In this session, the link between occupant satisfaction and owner satisfaction will be established.  Given the importance of occupant satisfaction, particularly in the multi-family residential sector, Owners should consider how they can design their buildings to achieve occupant satisfaction.  A survey…


USGBC-LA Call for Submissions | My Green Building Conference and Expo (MyGBCE) 2023

My Green Building Conference and Expo (MyGBCE) 2023

USGBC-LA welcomes you to submit your ideas and presentation abstracts for this year’s MyGBCE. USGBC-LA is interested in proposals that showcase efforts that lead with equity and reciprocity, build community power, consider holistic solutions to climate interventions (e.g., just transition, workforce development, etc.), and discuss approaches at different scales (buildings, neighborhoods, citywide, etc.). We highly encourage submissions that address multiple categories. Abstracts will be chosen to fill 60 minute session slots (inclusive…


Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant Certification | Offered by the Passive House Network (PHN) and PG&E Workforce Education and Training

Thank you for your interest in the Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant Certification offered by the Passive House Network (PHN) and PG&E Workforce Education and Training. We are now accepting applications to participate in the next Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD) training cohort. See the course layout below for the training curriculum, important dates, final examination, and more. Details Training starts April 14, 2023, and runs 11 weeks including…


Missing middle housing designs

See the Zoning Holiday Design Competition results sponsored by Passive House California (PHCA) and the Passive House Network (PHN), many of them following the international Passive House principles. Explore these designs for missing-middle housing, designed to take advantage of Builders Remedy. SEE THE PROJECTS More information about the Zoning Holiday.


Passive House Multi-Family – Good for All is Good for One

Passive House Multi-Family - Good for All is Good for One “How Passive House Qualities Benefit both Occupants & Owners” SAVE THE DATE/TIME – March 22/Noon to 1:30 pm for this 90-minute webinar Hosted by PHCA Target Audience: Building owners, developers, code reviewers, planning officials and design professionals interested in learning about the benefits of integrating passive house principles into larger multi-family or mixed-use projects. SAVE THE DATE/TIME – March…


Green Solutions Awards | Deadline February 28, 2023

The Green Solutions Awards are back! It has never been so easy to take part. Help spread Passive House best practices, increase your visibility and aim at an additional distinction for your work! The award ceremony will take place during the next UN Climate Conference (COP 28) - but no matter if your project gets nominated or not, all case studies will be published on various social media channels as…



Zoning Holiday Design Party | Passive House California

On February 1, 2023 architects, developers and advocates celebrated the 29 design concepts that were submitted to the Zoning Holiday Competition.  The concepts submitted were based on a five-unit multi-family building on a 50’ wide by 100’ deep site and designed to the Passive House Standard and the CEQA Class 3 exemptions. The term Zoning Holiday is based on the fact that “many California cities have not met State-mandated requirements…


Passive House Architecture Award published

The Passive House Award prize winners deliver outstanding examples of how we can achieve energy efficiency in beautifully designed buildings. We invite you to look at these projects from around the world in the newly published flipbook. Browse through the variety of Passive Houses and be inspired! OPEN FLIPBOOK