“The adoption of the Passive House standard across North America over the past decade has not been uniform, linear nor without challenges, but its uptake is now accelerating rapidly. When the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) looked closely at where the most activity and adoption was happening, it was surprising to find no alignment with where certification was readily available, nor with climates or regions where Passive House was easier or cheaper to build. What we found was that the Passive House ‘bright spots’ aligned directly with locations where policymakers and practitioners were actively cooperating and collaborating.”

NAPHN Policy Resource Guide, 2019