April Newsletter                                                                                                               April 27, 2018      

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. NAPHN Conference + Expo 2018 Call for Speakers
  3. 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference
  4. Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification
  5. Exploring A Path Towards Cost Efficient, Energy Efficient (Passive House) Affordable Housing
  6. Become a CPHC - Apply for training now!

Upcoming Events

13 Annual North American Passive House Conference

Upcoming Trainings 

Exploring A Path Towards Cost Efficient, Energy Efficient (Passive House) Affordable Housing

Become a CPHC - Apply for training now!


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April President's Message

Greetings fellow PHnw members,

Spring is a great time of year when we (hopefully) start to dry off during the longer days and have a chance to think about the busy summer season to come.  It is also a time to reflect on the terrific events during the first few months of the year.

The PHnw annual conference, held the last week of March in Olympia, was just such a terrific event. The conference was a success by every measure and afforded us all a chance to connect with other practitioners and high performance building enthusiasts. It was great to have attendees from Olympia, Portland, and Seattle as usual, and even a few that travelled across the mountains to take advantage of all the conference had to offer.

The conference made it even more evident the technology underpinning Passive House improves quality, speeds up delivery, and brings down costs of design and construction. This reality underscores the need to continue our work encouraging policy changes to make it easier to take advantage of the benefits of Passive House.
Thank you again for joining us on our journey toward a carbon-free future!

Tim Weyand
Passive House Northwest

NAPHN Conference + Expo 2018

October 17-21, Pittsburgh, PA
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Call for Speakers due on May 9

This year’s North American Passive House Network annual conference will feature six exciting tracks:

1.    Policy, Building Codes, Zoning, and Climate Change
2.    Social Equity and Inclusion
3.    Retrofits
4.    Health & Wellness
5.    Solutions Using Passive House
6.    Innovations

Download Speaker Application to submit your request online.

13th Annual North American Passive House Conference!

Mark Your Calendars! September 19-23: Boston, MA
13 Annual North American Passive House Conference
This year’s conference theme is “Path to Zero.” See how individuals and communities across North America are advancing greater comfort, health, resilience, and carbon reduction in the built environment. Learn the latest in building science and technology, and network with fellow practitioners at the leading edge of this growing movement. Submit a paper by April 30th to share your story.
Sponsorships, exhibitors, and general registration now open; don’t miss the early bird discounts.

PHIUS+ 2018 Pilot now open    
The draft 2018 PHIUS+ Standard was developed to more accurately reflect the variety and nuance of project types and size across climate zones, and the relationship between envelope and floor area. Visit the PHIUS+ 2018 page to read technical documentation, estimate conditioning targets, and submit your project to the pilot program.  Passive House Alliance members can access an online forum to review and post comments on the Standard.

Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification

Peel School of Passive House is a leading provider of Passive House training courses. We have spent countless hours refining our courses to provide you with high quality material that will advance your Passive house knowledge and skills quickly and efficiently.

In this online course, participants will learn how to use the PHPP for residential building design and certification. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets, while learning the correct conventions for measurements and calculations. Proper documentation will also be covered in detail. A case study will provide participants with practical experience in completing and documenting PHPP calculations for building certification.

Registration: For further details and to register, visit: https://www.passivehousetraining.ca

Exploring A Path Towards Cost Efficient, Energy Efficient (Passive House) Affordable Housing

Mike Steffen will present how he and his team have successfully applied the Passive House standard to affordable housing developments
6:00p Wednesday May 9th, 2018, at Rogue Eastside Pub
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
(we will be in the back room)
There is great food and drink available and we will have time for discussion afterward.
Mike's talks are always fun & engaging and full of valuable information from years of working on high-performance and Passive House projects!

Become a CPHC - Apply for training 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!

NEW! Starting in May 2018, Phase I—the online training component—is available anytime! You can complete the (roughly) 40 hrs. of class work at your convenience; it'll take about four weeks.

Phase II also offered in the following PNW-proximate locations:
San Francisco, June 25 – 29
Rocky Mountain Institute, Basalt CO: August 13 – 17 

Apply & register here!

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