March Newsletter                                                                                              March 24, 2017      

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. PHnw's 8th Annual Conference
  3. Post Conference Mixer Invite
  4. New Passive House Development in NY
  5. PHIUS Verifier Training
  6. SeaBEC Symposium
  7. Call for Project Photos

Upcoming Events

  • April 6-7: PHnw's Annual Conference & Tradeshow
  • April 10-12 :PHIUS Training, Bellevue, WA


If you aren't a member of PHnw, please  join us!

Our Conference Sponsors


March President's Message


Spring is here finally and so is the Spring Conference!

Only 10 more days remain to register for the April 6-7 event in Olympia, WA.  This conference will be one of our best yet, so if you have not yet registered or want to invite others, please see the schedule and registration here

There is a lot not to miss in this year's conference, including riveting keynote speakers and practical workshops on thermal bridge design and mechanical systems, as well as in-depth sessions on a variety of topics from urban scale issues to "The Why of Psi".

In other news, the two national organizations just announced their 2017 annual conference dates, PHIUS's conference will be Seattle in September, and NAPHN's conference will be in Oakland in October...details below.

If you haven't already done so, please renew your Passive House Northwest membership! We rely on our memberships to help us to further our mission. Our membership is our main source of funding and makes all the difference.


Tim Weyand
President, PHNW


Join Passive House Northwest this April for our annual conference! This event is filled with compelling keynote and plenary speakers, educational tracks to enhance your knowledge, and a comprehensive vendor fair!

Curious about what the PHnw conference?
Here is a Conference Spotlight...

Introduction to Passive House Seminar + Tour of Artisan House at Ken Lake (2 hours) $40.00 - Passive House 101 is an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the Passive House standards. Presented by Passive House Northwest Board Members Scott Kosmecki of Hinge Build Group and Beth Campbell of Birdsmouth Construction. 

Don't miss this opportunity to join the passive house movement!

Register Today

Post Conference Mixer

Celebrate After the Conference!

Conference attendees are encouraged to join Small Planet Supply and Alpine Ductless at their new shared location! Come break in the space with companies who have been dedicated to advancing the passive house standard. Enjoy great food and refreshments, music, and of course, wonderful company.


Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 6:00 PM
Please RSVP

8036 River Drive S.E.
Suite #200
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 866-8779

RSVP Required

HPD And HDC Announce New Passive House Development In NY


Existing gardens - Mission Garden, Chenchitas Garden, Villa Santurce Jardinera, and Villa Santurce - will collaborate with the development team to design their new spaces.

The new development will include Harlem YMCA, Mount Sinai, Union Settlement, a supermarket, a restaurant with a workforce development component, and a new 85,000 square foot
DREAM Charter School.

This Passive House designed development is expected to use 60-70% less energy than a standard building of its kind

Read more here

Verifier Training Now Available

Newly Announced: Verifier Training + CPHC Refresher

Verifier Training

Master Builders Assoc. of King and Snohomish Counties, Bellevue, WA
Apr. 10-12, 2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm PST Apr. 10-11, 8:30am - 12:00pm PST Apr. 12 

Instructor: Chris McTaggart

Continuing Education: 18 CPHC CEU, 14 RESNET CEU

This 2-1/2-day training prepares third-party Quality Assurance and onsite verification professionals to understand the application of passive building and verification principles for multifamily and commercial projects pursuing PHIUS+ Certification. The course concludes with an exam. Successfully completing the course and exam qualifies the trainee as a PHIUS+ Verifier.

Read more here about this training and other PHIUS news!

Registration for the SeaBEC symposium is now open.

Registration for the SeaBEC symposium is now open. Click here to register and take advantage of early bird pricing. Our theme "Advancing Building Enclosure: Beyond Code Conformance" will focus on topics elevating building enclosure design and construction above code standards and minimums. Six hours of AIA continuing education credits will be provided.

Read more here

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 [email protected].

PHnw | 120 State Ave. NE, #303, Olympia, WA 98501 | (360) 867-8819