Press Release | Efficiency – when, if not now?

Advantages of high energy-efficiency – Passive House Energy costs are currently at a record high and a cause of great concern for many people. Highly energy-efficient buildings provide advantages: they require much less energy for heating and cooling, saving residents a lot of money on energy costs in this way. Climate protection also benefits from the lower energy consumption of buildings. It is therefore worthwhile, especially now, to focus on…



International Passive House Open Days

The International Passive House Open Days are a great opportunity to learn about Passive House buildings of all kinds, around the US and the world. Get in contact with current owners and learn first-hand what it is like to live and work in a Passive House and what the building or retrofitting process was like. Some will have professionals on hand with the knowledge and tools to explain the technical details of…


EpiPHany Corner | Call to Action — Be the Difference

The simple definition of epiphany is “an illuminating discovery or realization”. The purpose of this Month’s EpiPHany is to enlighten our many newsletter subscribers about logical actions you can take to accelerate the awareness and application of Passive House (PH) protocols within your own communities. In the graphic below, the light coming from the single bulb in the center is energizing the luminescence in the surrounding bulbs. When you take…



Press Release | Special feature: 4 x Passive House!

Climate-friendly buildings take off: Passive Houses certified in Munich and Argentina Darmstadt/Munich/Buenos Aires: Climate-friendly buildings are becoming increasingly popular: a higher energy efficient standard means lower energy consumption, resulting in lower energy costs and less carbon emissions. The Passive House Institute has registered a worldwide increase in projects. Certification is voluntary but plays a central role in quality assurance. The research institute in Darmstadt recently awarded Passive House certificates to…


2023 Passive House Network Conference | Call For Papers

2023 Passive House Network Conference | Denver Colorado | Sept 28 – Oct 6, 2023 Today, communities are being stressed and assaulted by the escalating effects of the climate crisis: wild fires, droughts, floods, conflicts, energy insecurity, poverty, sickness and inequality. Given the opportunity to build back, let’s explore how we can build better buildings, better communities and a better world. Tell us your ambitions: projects, policy, finance, design &…


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…


EpiPHany Corner | PH Value Proposition: EnerPHit for Existing Buildings

Passive House California advocates for the awareness, understanding, and application of the Passive House standard.  Most of the time, the focus is on the design and construction of new Passive House buildings (single-family, multifamily, and a wide range of other types). The high-performance of Passive House provides significant benefits in terms of energy efficiency, comfort, indoor air quality, durability, and resilience. Clearly, a smart and responsible choice for owners, occupants,…


NZ22 | Passive House California

Passive House California (PHCA) participated with a booth at the Los Angeles Net Zero Conference 2022 this year in person again. We enjoyed the interest from so many conference attendees in the international Passive House construction standard. Thank you for visiting us.


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…


26th International Passive House Conference | The call for papers has been extended! Submit your abstract until 16 September 2022

Dear Passive House friends, due to the high demand, we have extended the call for papers for the 26th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce until 16 September 2022! We are still looking for your project experiences, your findings, new developments, and much more for our Conference programme. Now more than ever, we need to hear about your energy efficient, climate-neutral buildings, your resource-saving concepts and product developments. Show them to us…