The Passive House Network Announces 2023 National Conference Registration is Open

30 sessions over 2 ½ days will provide the most up-to-date actionable insights from leading high-performance building experts. Early registration for greatest savings.

Denver, CO, June 12, 2023 – The Passive House Network announced that registration is now open for its national conference to take place Sept 28 online and Oct 4 & 5 in Denver Colorado at the McNichols Civic Center Building.

“We are excited to be coming to Denver,” said Executive Director, Ken Levenson. “The City of Denver and State of Colorado are leaders in driving high-performance buildings as a core climate and sustainability solution.” 

The event will feature big issues and technical deep dives. From the ongoing Marshall Fire rebuilding efforts locally, to scaling multifamily housing nationally, to the policies and codes driving transformational change globally, while addressing the materials, assemblies, strategies practitioners utilize on the ground, the program will demonstrate the transformational power of Passive House, and provide attendees the tools to take effective action. 

“We appreciate that people have a wide range of sustainability perspectives and priorities,“ said Jessica Grove-Smith, a conference speaker and a Managing Director of the Passive House Institute. “Passive House can optimize those diverse outcomes, by ensuring the fundamental benefits of comfort, health and energy efficiency are locked in, every time.” 

Early Bird ticketing is available now, until July 31. Additional discounts are available to PHN Members, BIPOC, Veterans, Students, Teachers, Non-Profit & Public Employees.

The conference will be accompanied by workshops, building tours, design awards and special events. All who are interested in changing business-as-usual are welcome. 

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About PHN: 

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly known as NAPHN, is a 501(c)3 that   provides Passive House high-performance building education and resources to professionals across the U.S. that transform how they think and work with buildings. PHN provides professionals a complete skill set to reliably produce new and renovated buildings that use dramatically less energy for effective and affordable climate action. 

About PHI:

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute that has played an especially crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept – the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction. 

About Passive House: 

Passive House is an international building standard and methodology, applicable to buildings of all kinds from office buildings to hospitals, new-build and renovations, that results in a dramatic drop in operational energy use, and more comfortable and healthy occupants – meant to aggressively mitigate our climate crisis while providing resilient adaptation. 

The Passive House Standard was developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent scientific research organization, located in Darmstadt, Germany, and includes specific requirements for energy use and comfort of occupants. The Passive House Standard is being successfully applied to thousands of buildings and millions of square feet around the world, from Boston to Beijing. 

The Passive House methodology starts with reducing cooling, dehumidification, and heating loads by focusing, not on gadgets and active technology, but instead on fully integrated durable passive building components, such as proper continuous thermal-bridge-free insulation, continuous airtightness, high-performance windows and doors, and ventilation that includes a high-efficiency heat/energy recovery core, carefully calculated, and all integrated with the entire architectural process of design and construction.  

The International Passive House Association is a membership, communications, and global community-building arm of the Passive House Institute with over 30 affiliated regional Passive House organizations around the world.