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September 22 - 23
Portland, Maine

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NAPHN14 Conference & Expo

The North American Passive House Networks' 2014 Conference and Expo will feature Passive House projects from across the continent and around the world - small and large - from homes, to schools, office buildings and city districts. The conference will provide an unparalleled in-depth look at what Passive House is achieving today.   Presentations will also look at detailed technical aspects, policy and regional based solutions for this international standard.  The Expo will showcase over 30 industry leaders and Workshops before and after the conference will allow for in-depth training at introductory to expert levels.  Register here.

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Soft Shell, Hard Shell or Passive House? The North American Passive House Network 2014: Conference & Expo comes to Maine.

talkingLobstersAhhh, late summer and the glory days of Maine.  We’ve all enjoyed our shortest season but here’s one last hurrah to usher in the beauty of autumn: the North American Passive House Network 2014: Conference and Expo, will be held in Portland, Maine, on September 22nd to 23rd.

When we think of Maine we think lobster.  Some Mainers like hard shell lobster and tangling with nutcrackers, others swear by soft shell and finger pulling.  Each have their distinct flavor and advantages.  So which way is best?  There’s a similar dilemma with high performance building.


North American Passive House Network Incorporates as a Co-Op

announcementOn July 24th, 2014, members of the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) filed papers to formally incorporate as a cooperative corporation after operating informally since 2011. Representatives from four regional independent Passive House advocacy organizations, New York Passive House, Passive House California, passivhausMAINE, and the Canadian Passive House Institute, served as the incorporators and provided the founding officers. Find out more here...



About Passive House

Passive House is an international building standard developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany.  Building to the Passive House Standard reduces our buildings’ operational energy demand to an optimized extent through passive measures and components such as insulation, airtightness, heat recovery, solar heat gains, solar shading and incidental internal heat gains.   Passive House reliably delivers up to approximately a 90% reduction in heating and cooling demand and up to a 75% reduction in overall primary energy demand when compared to our existing building stock.   Passive House buildings affordably and predictably provide the most resilient, comfortable and healthy interior environments.  For more information on its meaning read NAPHN blog posts Why Passive House? What is Passive House? Imagine Passive House.

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