The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is pleased to announce that the 2015 NAPHN Conference & Expo (NAPHN15) will take place October 1st and 2nd in Vancouver, Canada. It will follow the success of the NAPHN14 conference held this past September in Portland, Maine, that brought together a global community of Passive House designers, builders, suppliers, government officials and policy analysts. NAPHN plans to increase both the scope and scale of the event in 2015, to be hosted by regional NAPHN member CanPHI West.
“Holding NAPHN15 in Canada, and specifically Vancouver, demonstrates that Passive House is a continental and global effort,” said Bronwyn Barry, co-President of NAPHN.

The CanPHI West team, who produced the widely attended Passive House North conference in 2013, promises a program that includes new partners in building science and policy, and world-class education and networking opportunities. Vancouver, the City of Glass on the Pacific, has mandated carbon neutral new buildings by 2020 and currently accepts Passive House as an alternative to LEED certification in rezoning and development approvals. Numerous Passive House projects are under construction and building permit applications for two large mixed-use buildings are currently being filed. Post-conference project tours in Vancouver and Whistler/Pemberton will showcase Passive House projects including a prefabrication plant and a public recreation facility. Courses, meetings, and social events planned before and after the two day conference will be valuable to sustainable building professionals and enthusiasts.

“Vancouver is a leader in sustainable practices,” explains CanPHI West President, Rob Bernhardt. “The educational and networking opportunities NAPHN15 will offer helps not only propel Vancouver forward, but will enable efforts of everyone attending, from near and far, to pursue a low-carbon, high-performance future.”


The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver, itself a leader in sustainability. The Hyatt Regency is minutes from beaches, shopping, restaurants, the sea wall, cycle tracks and transit options to numerous destinations.


CanPHI West and NAPHN will continue to provide updates as the event approaches, and encourages those interested to save the date now.


See images from the NAPHN14 Conference & Expo in Portland, Maine – here.