September President's Message
September, as always, is Back to School month, and so if you've been contemplating becoming a Certified Passive House Designer, Consultant, or Tradesperson, there is no better time to take the plunge and sign up for a course. Here are links to the training pages of the three organizations currently offering courses in North America.
With Passive House on the rise in the northwest, we'll be needing many more talented designers and contractors to address a growing demand. Choose a course near you, or plan a focused, fun and rewarding week away.
Membership and sponsorship are important to our organization. If you are receiving this newsletter and have not renewed your annual membership, please consider taking that important step - it really does help us realize our great events, build out our communication platform, and connect with policy-makers.
Hope to see you at NAPHC in Philadelphia or at the PHnw one-day conference in Spokane!
Spokane Passive House Conference
Friday, November 18, 2016 - Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park - Spokane, Washington
Please join us for the first PHnw conference east of the Cascades! We're bringing together regional governments, utilities providers, developers, and the design and construction community to discuss high-performance, low-energy passive house buildings - big and small - within the inland northwest region. This exciting one-day conference will focus on strengthening regional expertise and awareness of passive buildings.
Click HERE to learn more and register.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Call for Presentations - Spokane Passive House Conference
Passive House Northwest is seeking 30-minute presentations on high-performance building topics. Please submit the following to info@PHnw.org:
- Proposed titles and abstracts as PDF or Word documents (125 words maximum)
- Four learning objectives of your proposed presentation
The submittal deadline is October 15, 2016.
Presenters will receive free registration for the conference.
Call for Project Photos
Do you have a Passive House project? Share it!
PHnw is looking for pictures of Passive House projects to include on our website. If you would like to share your project on our rotating slide show, please email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) Course
Portland, OR | Courses start October 28
$100 Early Bird Discount ends October 9
CEs: AIA, BPI, CCB Series A & B, CPHC, OCHI, & Living Future
Join Earth Advantage for the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) program and learn cutting edge building best practices from expert instructor, Stephen Aiguier of Green Hammer, as he guides participants through the entire spectrum of high performance building and shares practical insights on the following:
- Building science fundamentals & moisture management
- High performance wall & roof assemblies
- HVAC product selection & integrated system design
- Water conservation techniques
- Indoor air quality, green material considerations & health impacts
- Local green/energy efficiency building programs & incentives
SHP is a comprehensive, interactive, experience-driven education program for residential and multifamily building and design professionals looking to take their work to the next level of quality. Each of the six monthly modules can be taken individually and each module provides participants with an opportunity to gain valuable insights and eliminate common barriers to high performance building. Participants that complete all six modules can earn the designation of an accredited Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP). Learn more at: earthadvantage.org/shp
$125 Discount for PHNW Members!