Welcome to Passive House Northwest!

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 concept. 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.

2019 PHnw Annual Conference:
10 Years of Building Beyond Zero
10 Years of Building Beyond Zero

February 28 & March 1, at the Sentinel Hotel, Portland, OR

PHnw and the Pacific Northwest Passive House Community are proud to celebrate 10 years of hard work bringing Passive House buildings to our region! These efforts are more critical than ever before, and so we're excited to present our 10th Annual Conference!

Conference Registration will open soon—be sure to take advantage of both member discounts and early-bird pricing!

Conference Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker Carly Coulson 
  • Keynote Speaker Kathie Dello
  • Keynote Speaker Astronaut Michael López-Alegría
  • Our 10th Anniversary Conference! 
  • Policy Track of presentations and panels
  • Hosted at the Sentinel Hotel