Green Solutions Awards | Submit your Passive House Project

It is free to enter, and iPHA (International Passive House Association) has negotiated a quick entry option with Construction21 for projects already registered in the Passive House Database. The Awards are a great opportunity to promote Passive House projects at scale, thanks to Construction21's reach and the awards ceremony taking place during COP26 proceedings. Please submit projects delivered between January 1st, 2015 and March 31th, 2021 and may the best…


2021 Conference: Passive House for All | Registration is Open !

Registration is now open. Each month the ticket price will rise so get your ticket soon. Ticket price is $100 until March 31. • Included with registration is a 5% discount code on all NAPHN trainings in 2021. • NAPHN Members get 50% off. • Members of Allied Passive House groups get $25 off. • In-person or online, the price is the same. Passive House for All is a call to…


Certified passive home in SLO has built-in efficiency

Article in "New Times San Luis Obispo" (SLO) written by Karen Garcia features Passive House California (PHCA) member Michael Horgan (Certified Passive House Consultant) and Hannah McKay (Certified Passive House Consultant) from CAIRIN Collaborative. In the quiet neighborhood adjacent to Bishop Peak, a small crew is constructing a home slated to be passive house certified. According to the Passive House Institute, this type of home or building is created for energy…



International Passive House Association launches “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy” campaign

The International Passive House Association and its partner organizations launch the global “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy” campaign today. Using the hashtag #EfficiencyFirst, the campaign aims to raise awareness for the vital role energy efficiency in buildings plays in meeting our climate goals. The campaign also demonstrates that Passive House buildings provide a comfortable, healthy and sustainable built environment. The launch includes a competition for social media followers. The International…


“Explain Passive House” competition

Have you seen the well-known visual example describing Passive House as a thermos versus a conventional building as an actively heated coffee machine? It’s time for an update!  In order to celebrate the announcement of the Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy Campaign, the International Passive House Association (iPHA) is running a competition for our followers from the 1st-15th of February! Our #ExplainPassiveHouse competition will showcase what the Passive House Standard is,…


DesignPH | Now Compatible with SketchUp 2021 & Full IP Conversion

Good news from the designPH development team. 2021 brings two fresh updates which will be available for free to existing designPH 2.0 Pro users.   Maintenance update: This brings compatibility with SketchUp 2021 and also a number of bug fixes. Available from February 2021 (* registered users will be notified by email when the download is available) Full IP conversion: Also coming soon will be a major designPH update (also…


Passive House for All | Call for Papers

"Passive House for All" is a call to action. Our existential environmental, health and social crises demand that we look beyond isolated symptoms and tackle interlocking systemic causes; across disciplines, from buildings to communities. The event will take on the full range of specialized technical, process, and policy aspects of Passive House one expects from a NAPHN conference - and it will challenge us to make Passive House benefits, tools,…




Passive House – A Workable Solution | Video

This 45 minute video "Passive House - A Workable Solution" was recorded on December 5th as part of a virtual meeting, hosted by "Communities for Sustainable Monterey County" (sustainablemontereycounty.org). CSMC is an "umbrella" organization that includes Local Action Groups from eight different jurisdictions within Monterey County. Jay Gentry, a PHCA Board Member was invited to present at the CSMC December Brunch. The presentation includes a basic overview of Passive House activities…


Passive House Momentum in California | International Passive House Open Day

Passive House Momentum in California | International Passive House Open Days. Please see below the links to the Passive House Tours in California and the recording of the event:   Berkeley Passive House | Berkely, California - VIRTUAL TOUR Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+) | Los Angeles, California - VIRTUAL TOUR Hermit Hut Passive House ADU | Walnut Creek, California - VIRTUAL TOUR Perlita Passive House | Los Angeles, California…