The Passive House Network Announces Call for Papers & Ideas for 2022 National Passive House Conference

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The 2022 PHN Passive House Conference is now accepting submissions online through the event web page.

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly NAPHN, announced today the call for papers and ideas for its 2022 National Conference. The 2022 conference will take place June 15-17, online and in-person in Boston Massachusetts.

“We are excited to be in Boston next year,” said Executive Director Ken Levenson. “The region is a long-time leader in sustainable building and continues today in its support of Passive House. We are looking for papers and ideas from across the region, the country and around the world because we can all learn from each other.”

The event theme is Passive House For All, and PHN is looking for sessions that will showcase emergent project design, with strong technical and construction solutions; investigate the intersections with finance industry practice and initiatives, training, property development, community activism and public policy approaches. Organizers want to show how we can connect money, creativity, business, and community needs, to align efforts and propel successful projects.

From technical sessions to dedicated roundtable discussions, the conference will draw out the intersections of stakeholder interests and how we can deliver high-quality buildings, public health, environmental justice, and sustainable communities.

“Beyond technical know-how, policy, finance, and imagination are critical elements in delivering our sustainable future,” says PHN Board Chair, Bronwyn Barry. “And we want strong ideas proposed that will elevate the discussion and push action forward. Join us, and submit a great idea!”

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2021. Find our more:

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About The Passive House Network:

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly known as NAPHN, is a high-performance building literacy program. We provide comprehensive, high-quality Passive House education to stakeholders across the building industry – from architects and engineers to builders and developers, to regulators and policymakers. We demystify the impact of design and construction choices, form knowledge-sharing networks, raise expectations, and transform how professionals fundamentally think and work.

PHN is an independent national non-profit educational organization affiliated with the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany.

PHN has chapters based in New Jersey (, Washington DC (, the Rocky Mountain Region (, Minnesota ( and Pennsylvania (

PHN supports the widespread adoption of the international Passive House design and construction standards, building science principles and protocols, as a critical response to our climate crisis - providing unparalleled effectiveness in mitigating climate disruptions and adapting to rapidly changing environmental conditions.

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.

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