February Newsletter                                                                                                  February 28, 2018      

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. 9th Annual PHnw Conference
  3. Making Passive House Mainstream
  4. Become a CPHC - Apply Now!

Upcoming Events

 Spring Conference March 29th and 30th

Upcoming Trainings 


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February President's Message

Greetings fellow PHnw members,

You wouldn’t know it from the weather, but Spring is almost upon us and we are busy preparing for our upcoming conference!

The PHnw conference happens March 29th & 30th, in Olympia, WA, and is going to be one of our best yet.  We have lined up compelling speakers to deliver excellent presentations addressing the latest trends, techniques, and challenges within the PH movement. This year we have three educational tracks, so if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about passive house, this is a great opportunity. There will be some fun chances to network with like-minded Passive House supporters, so be sure to register by February 28th to get discounted pricing, and the dates blocked out on your calendar.

If you haven’t already done so, please renew your Passive House Northwest membership! Memberships are our main source of funding we rely on to help us to further our mission.


Tim Weyand
Passive House Northwest

  9th Annual PHnw Conference!

Energy, Equity & Engagement
2018 Passive House Northwest Conference, Workshops, and Tradeshow
Hotel RL, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive Southwest, Olympia, WA
March 29-30, 2018
Register now!

Two days packed heavy with learning and connecting, PHnw’s spring conference shouldn’t be missed by anyone serious about building responsibly in the face of climate change.

Four plenary speakers
Vincent Martinez, Chief Operating Officer at Architecture 2030
Kate Gordon,  Senior Advisor at the Paulson Institute and fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
Aurash Kwarazhad, Director of Policy & Strategy at the new Race Forward
Eric Corey Freed, Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, and award-winning architect and author

Three conference tracks with thirty presentations that range from making policy change to modeling, from designing better systems to lessons learned in the field.

Four in-depth pre-conference workshops
Intro to Passive House, with project tour
Intro to WUFI Passive
PHPP Variants
Architects' PH Crash Course:  Designing with the PHPP

Don’t miss out - REGISTER NOW and save $100 with early bird rates!


Making Passive House Mainstream - Details  Matter

By Tad Everhart

Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design may do more to make Passive House mainstream residential building practice than many other resources combined.

Consider that only a small percentage of builders may attend trade shows, advanced building trainings, or pick up a copy of Fine Homebuilding or Journal of Light Construction.  However, many conventional builders are scratching their head and wonderingjust exactly how to build these high-performance or “Passive House” walls, floors, and roofs. And so are residential architects, engineers, and other designers.

Read more here.

Become a CPHC - Apply now!

PHIUS-trained CPHC® are leading the adoption of passive building from coast to coast by designing and building quality-assured projects across all of North America's varied climate zones. Join a robust community of passive building practitioners and register for CPHC training today!

Start Phase I Online at your convenience & retain access through your Phase II + Exam due date. PHIUS recommends 4-weeks to complete the ~40 hours of video lectures, quizzes and readings.

Phase II – (Tue-Sat) April 17 - 21 • Brightworks in Portland OR
CPHC Exam – 1:00 pm, April 21

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