All Climates. All Building Types. Passive House.

September 22 - 23
Portland, Maine

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General Event Information


Monday September 22 to Tuesday 23, 2014
(Workshops to be held on Saturday and Sunday prior.)


Holiday Inn Portland-by The Bay,
88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101
Note:  Discounted rooms are available at the Holiday Inn.  To reserve a room contact the hotel at 1-800-345-5050.

Please note:  The Holiday Inn cannot accommodate any bookings prior to Sunday September 21 as they are fully booked. For details of nearby hotels please click here.

Alternative hotels

Please see details below of alternative hotels in close vicinity. Please quote NAPHN14 conference when booking in order to secure our agreed conference rates.

NOTE:  All rates and rooms are subject to availability.

The Westin Portland Harborview
157 High St
Portland, ME, 04101
Rates from:  $199 per room per night
Contact:  Linda Orr on 2077755411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hyatt Place Portland
433 Fore St,
Portland, ME 04101
Rates from:  $199 per room per night
Contact:  Alison Frank on +1 503-288-2808 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The conference program will contain 30 educational sessions running from 9:00am to 5:30 pm over two days.  The sessions will focus on a broad array of topics - from projects in different climactic conditions, of different building types, technical aspects, policy, energy and finance.   Find a complete program listing here...


There will be over 40 conference speakers, and all are leading expert professionals in Passive House design and construction.  The 40 speakers bring a broad array of expertise within Passive House building.  They will offer in-depth analysis of the obstacles and opportunities the transformation to Passive House building provides.  Find a complete speaker list here...


There will be over 30 manufacturers or service providers represented in the Expo, providing a comprehensive look at specialized products and knowledge essential for low-energy Passive House building.   The Expo will run from 8:00am to 6:30pm - with the last hour, after 5:30, combining an open bar cocktail reception on the first day.  Find complete listing of Expo participants here...


NAPHN14 will be offering a range of workshops on the days surrounding the Conference - from novice introductory courses to the most advanced and specialized Passive House Consultant courses.   Find workshop listings here...

Haus Party! Hosted by Performance Building Supply

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You are welcome to join the Party with free admission for all fully registered attendees.

With a shuttle service being provided from 5pm you will be whisked away to sample local brews and food trucks all accompanied by live music.

Tickets will be supplied at the registration desk.


Lobster Dinner

Lobster Bake on Casco Bay - $59.95 per person
Tuesday September 23

Enjoy a brief ferry ride just after sunset to Peak’s Island.
From the Peak’s Island landing, we’ll take a short walk (about 1/8 mile) to Greenwood Gardens where we’ll enjoy a classic Down East lobster feast.
The Pavillion overlooks the Portland skyline. Feast, walk one of the island paths, play horseshoes, and relax.

This is a casual affair in the quintessential Maine setting.
Please indicate whether you are attending during registration.


  • One Steamed Lobster & Clams *
  • Clam broth
  • Corn on the cob
  • Boiled Potato
  • Cole Slaw
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Blueberry Cake

*  Steak, Chicken or Vegetarian alternative also available

Social Events around the NAPHN14 Conference:

We're really excited to have you all in Portland.  Here are a few additional informal events for anyone coming into town early:

Saturday, Sept.20th, 6.00pm:
Informal social at the Bank: Sonny's Bar:  
83 Exchange Street, Portland, Maine

A lovely dining place has been recommended to us for those who'd like to splurge for a great dinner: Grace.

Sunday, Sept.21st, 6.00pm:
Informal drinks (no-host bar) and tapas: Local 188:
685 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

A table has been reserved at Local 188 for 8pm on Sunday evening, for those interested in staying for dinner. Seating is limited to 16 people.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to reserve a place at the table.  Food will be ordered family-style and the bill split at the end of the meal.


Wednesday September 24

There are two post conference Building tours available for Portland (morning only) and Midcoast /Belfast (full day). Get a first hand look at the variation in approach to PH in Maine, covering multiple building types. Find out more here...

Continuing Education Credits

The NAPHN14 Conference and Expo is in the process of qualifying for continuing education credits for attendees.  Types and amounts of credits will be announced once finalized

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