Welcome to Passive House Northwest!

Welcome to the new PHnw.org! We're thrilled to present our new website and we look forward improving and expanding it further. We also welcome and appreciate your feedback!

PHnw is a community of Certified Passive House Consultants and others involved with high-performance building.  Our goal is to promote highly energy efficient construction through implementation of the Passive House standard. We are motivated by the long-term protection of the environment and climate; the promotion of sustainability, quality, and durability in building construction; the creation of a built environment that is healthy for its inhabitants; and the advancement of energy independence and the reduction of operating costs for building occupants and owners.

Passive House is the world's leading standard for energy efficient construction. It combines building enclosure efficiency and passive solar strategies in a system for designing and building cost effective, comfortable, energy efficient buildings. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated in projects in every climate zone around the world, ranging from single family homes to very large commercial and institutional structures. More than 50,000 examples have been completed worldwide.

12th Annual International Passive House Days Open House Tours: November 13-15

The 12th annual International Passive House Day Tours are November 13 - 15 (Friday-Sunday). Check PHnw’s calendar to locate participating Passive Houses near you. The list of participating Passive Houses is growing daily, so please check back as we update the list of participating projects here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Building Carbon Zero California, Palo Alto, California

Passive House California’s fall symposium

Conference:  Friday, November 13, 2015 (8am to 5:30pm)

Pedalhaus Bicycle Tour of Projects: Saturday, November 14, 2015 (10am to 4pm)

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October President's Message

On Sept 26, the Passive House Northwest (PHNW) Board of Directors met for a scheduled in-person meeting. Thirteen of the current fourteen directors attended [Michelle Jeresek (President), Graham Wright (Vice President), Albert Rooks (Treasurer), Tad Everhart (Secretary), Josh Salinger, Joe Giampietro, Mike Steffen, Wayne Apostolic, Jim Burton, Hayden Robinson, Dan Whitmore, Markus Kolb, and Joanne Olsen (electronically)].

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