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.

PHnw6: Spring Conference
'Beyond Passive House'

March 26 & 27, Seattle WA

All Presentations and Workshops are eligable for AIA/CES HSW Learning Units! View full schedule for additional information.

Passive House Northwest presents PHnw6, our most ambitious event yet, on March 26 & 27, 2015, Seattle.

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Bjorn Kierulf Visit

Bjorn Kierulf, Norwegian passive house designer extraordinaire and natural building materials expert, is coming February 21-23.

Join PHnw in welcoming Bjorn Kierfult to Portland and Seattle as part of his tour from Boulder, Colorado to Vancouver, British Columbia.  Bjorn Kierulf is a leading speaker in the Passive House Movement and an award winning industrial designer.

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February President's Message

Largest Passive House project in North America passes air barrier test.

The 57-unit Orchards passive house apartment building at Orenco Station between Portland and Hillsboro recently passed its air tightness test with flying colors. Congratulations to Ankrom Moisan, architects, and Walsh Construction Co., general contractor! 

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