North American Passive House Network Announces Elrond Burrell to Give Closing Remarks at Annual Conference

Sep 22nd, 2017

Elrond Burrell, registered architect, certified passive house designer, and director and owner of VIA Architecture Ltd., headquartered on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, will present the closing session of the North American Passive House Network conference on October 7, 2017 in Oakland, CA. Burrell will speak about this year’s conference theme “Passive + Renewables” in his address, […]

The Passive House Standard Being Adopted Around the World

Sep 1st, 2017

At the recent International Passive House conference held in Vienna, Austria, the Passive House Institute announce there is an estimated 10 million square meters (107 million square feet) built to the Passive House standard in 34 nations. So is Passive House suitable for diverse sets of landscapes? The resounding answer is yes, and it comes […]

Going beyond ‘net zero’ to passive house

Aug 11th, 2017

Net zero energy goals are perceived by many cities and states as the pathway to achieve carbon reduction targets. In many parts of the country, however, these efforts have the potential to lock buildings into high winter energy demands on the grid, with an associated increase in seasonal carbon emissions. The issue being missed by many codes is […]

The Ice Box Challenge is Coming to California!

Jul 25th, 2017

Check it out at the North American Passive House Network’s 2017 Conference To celebrate the NAPHN17 Passive + Renewablesconference coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in October 2017, Passive House California (PHCA) is hosting a local version of the classic Passive House contest: The Ice Box Challenge. The Ice Box Challenge is a visual way to reach out […]

Mark Your Calendars: #NAPHN17 Flash Sale July 31 – Aug 4

Jul 21st, 2017

There’s never been a better time to learn more about saving energy and saving the planet by significantly reducing carbon emissions than at the NAPHN17 Passive + Renewables conference taking place October 4-8, 2017, in Oakland, California. And between July 31 and August 4, you can save money too. You’ll get $100 off per conference ticket, but hurry, once the Flash […]

Why Passive House? Real Testimonials. Real Selfies.

Jul 17th, 2017

There’s nothing more convincing than a first-hand account, a personal perspective. The reasons people decided on a Passive House and the reasons they love living in it are wide-ranging, as are the experiences of the designers and builders who embrace this bold and effective concept. Passive House California (PHCA) spoke to a number of people, many […]

The Passive House Standard Quietly Surges Ahead

Jun 30th, 2017

The City of North Vancouver has been commended by the Planning Institute of British Columbia for its recent urban re-zoning and development of Moodyville that will add about 2,000 new homes and apartments to an area of previously 300 homes.  The homes are all passive houses, designed to save money and energy. Number of Certifiers […]

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