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.

10th Annual North American Passive House Conference

September 9-13, Chicago, Il.

Passive building has come a long way since the first North American Passive House Conference in Bemidji, Minn., in 2006. We’re going to celebrate what our community has accomplished – and the tremendous growth ahead – in our hometown, Chicago, Ill., at the 10th Annual North American Passive House Conference.

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NAPHN 15 Conference

October 1-2, Vancouver, BC

Following the success of NAPHN 2014, this year’s event will bring together a global community of Passive House designers, builders, suppliers, government officials and policy analysts in the City of Glass on the Pacific.

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August President's Message

The calendar’s quickly ticking towards autumn, and while many minds are awash in summer vacation (or maybe more accurately peeking out from under a pile of work), the PHnw Board of Directors has been busy behind the scenes.

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