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  




Welcome Earth Bound Homes

Passive House California is delighted to welcome Earth Bound Homes as a Supporting Sponsor. Their commitment to “Building a Better Way” is well aligned with Passive House protocols and results in homes that are very energy efficient, provide healthy indoor air quality, are resilient to extreme weather, wildfires and the associated smoke, as well as power outages, and are environmentally responsible. In the words of David Edwards, PhD, Founder/CEO —…



I participated this Fall in a Passive House Boot Camp hosted by Emu in Santa Barbara

Los Angeles based design-build commercial contractor, participated this Fall in a Passive House Boot Camp hosted by Emu in Santa Barbara. During this 3-day conference, multiple Steady employees were not only exposed to Passive House concepts in the classroom but for the field as well. Participants were given the opportunity to build "test pods”, utilizing Passive house recommended materials and techniques. At the end of the conference, Passive house techniques…