We’d like to thank all the participants that made the Passive House Zone such a great success this year at GREENBUILD 2013:   the hundreds and hundreds of visitors, ten top rate vendors, the NAPHN volunteers, the Passive House presenters and our friends Jessica Grove-Smith and Rainer Pfluger of the Passive House Institute, Darmstadt, Germany.  All coming together made for an energizing and informative synergy that brought Passive House to new audiences as well as renewed old relationships.   As reported by Andrew Michler in his inhabitat article The Top Ten Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia,  The Passive House Zone clearly demonstrated the catalyst of community in promoting the Passive House concept, as visitors were able to experience and learn about many aspects of the Passive House Standard.

The Passive House Zone featured many leading manufacturers and educators:  Training and CertificationAssociation for Energy AffordabilityPassive House AcademyPassive House Institute. Airtightness:  Pro Clima & 475 High Performance Building Supply Insulation:  FOAMGLAS  Windows/Doors/Skylights: Internorm , Klearwall  High Efficiency VentilationAir Pohoda , Zehnder America  Professional AssociationsNew York Passive HousePassive House CaliforniaPassive House New MexicoPassive House NorthwestCanadian Passive House Institute