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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…


Putting the Punk into Passive House

Can Passive House design and construction help achieve a Solarpunk future where people can thrive? In this first video of a four-part series, Zack Semke summarizes what the scientists are telling us about climate change today and pushes back on the fifth form of climate denialism: climate doomism or, "it's too late". Join in this exploration of the climate crisis, the clean energy transition, and how buildings will play a…


Special Edition PHN Presents: Warm Climate Resilience: the rise and Rise of Passivhaus Down Under

We often hear that 'Passivhaus is for cold climates' or that 'we don't need that in our 'mild climates.' So why are so many large-scale Passivhaus buildings by notable architects springing up across Australia and New Zealand?  The growth of large-scale Passivhaus buildings happening across Australia and New Zealand in the commercial and educational sector is highlighting features of the Passivhaus approach that make it so appropriate in warm climates: heat-wave…


Optimizing Form & Function: Meet Single Point Access Blocks, an old-new tool in sustainable place making

Discussions around urban morphology are not as robust in the Passive House community as they could be. Building form plays a significant role in the ease or difficulty of achieving Passive House performance, and so urban form – and how building codes work within them – plays an outsized role in optimization. One way to optimize buildings is to increase the amount of floor area in the same thermal envelope.…



2022 Net Zero Conference in Los Angeles – Submit Abstract

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the 2022 Net Zero Conference in Los Angeles on September 14-15, 2022. We bring industry leaders together to respond to the climate crisis and inspire a net zero future for all people, now. We're providing synergistic zero carbon learning opportunities across industries. Overcoming the climate crisis is a defining part of our legacy. With so many of us recognizing the need to…


Regenerative Construction Ecosystems

Industrialized wood construction through well managed forest resources can reduce wildfire risk, while delivering decarbonized buildings that are healthier for occupants, assembled rapidly, and adaptable. Passive House is a global ultra low-energy building standard that offers resilience in the face of wildfires, energy insecurity, and a warming world. Regenerative Construction Ecosystems is a free 6-hour symposium, over two days, focused on how wood industrialized construction deployed to meet the Passive…


Temporal.haus: A Climate Refugee Proposal for LA

European Cultural Centre live online YouTube hosted event 2021 Venice Architecture Biennial Temporal.haus is a climate refugee and mixed use midrise and food truck pavilion proposal for Los Angeles by Hyperlocal Workshop, exploring the promise of larger scale zero carbon construction and operation. This discussion explores the strategies of radical low embodied carbon construction with the developer of the wooden nail system LignoLoc in mass timber and developer of the…


Small Planet Supply renews as a Platinum Sponsor

Small Planet Supply is a North-American company that provides high-performance building products.  They are dedicated to the mission of creating both classic and modern high-performing buildings, including those designed and built to both Zero Net Energy and Passive House standards. In addition to supplying high-performance building products and systems they provide education, and training in the use of energy-efficient building materials and practices. Small Planet Supply is passionate champion of the…


Pushing the Envelope: Climate, Comfort & Opaque Component Systems Certification

Featuring: Enrico Bonilauri, EMU Systems You've heard of window and ventilation unit PHI certifications, but opaque building systems certification? What's that?  Get an insider’s look at the parts and the process, the tools, and the tips, for this increasingly important aspect of Passive House construction with expert Enrico Bonilauri. Credits: AIA 1 LU | PHI 1 Credit Learning Objectives: Describe the role of component certification in the design and performance of…


HRV and ERV for Passive House Applications

Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilation (HRV) for Passive House applications will provide information about how HRVs and ERVs play a central role in Passive House construction. Information will be provided to enable learners to achieve the following learning objectives: Describe the role of HRVs or ERVs in Passive House construction and how it contributes to energy-efficient design Identify how system components contribute to the performance of an…


The Building Blocks of Passive House Performance

In this introductory course you will learn about Passive House and how it fits with other sustainable initiatives in our efforts to mitigate the Climate Crisis. You will learn the building blocks of Passive House design How Passive House protocols deliver high performance Impacts of Passive House performance on occupants, communities – and the future of the planet Evidence Based Performance as a critical factor in achieving goals for the…