NAPHN member organization, New York Passive House (NYPH), has reported on their blog an important Passive House initiative launched by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), titled White House Announces Passive House Initiative.    President Obama made the announcement this week as part of a broader initiative to bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to households across the U.S.   The White House press release says in part:

“HCR intends to work closely with NYSERDA to monitor the ongoing energy use intensity of any Passive House projects that may be selected for funding under the RFP, in order to provide valuable data to the market to accelerate the trend toward construction of Passive House certified affordable multifamily buildings.”

Read NYPH’s full report here.  And let’s build on this important momentum across North America!