American Passive House Network – a resource for news, project ideas, technical expertise

Richard Defendorf, writing at, announces the newly launched independent forum for all things Passive House in the US. While the forum will offer a lot of resources, one thing it won’t offer is fuel for the fire involving Passivhaus Institut and Passive House Institute US.

Members of Passive House California, Passive House New York, and Passive House North-West last year cofounded a group called American Passive House Network and, on January 16, announced the rollout of its website as a resource for all things Passivhaus. APHN membership is limited to regional Passivhaus groups — individuals and companies cannot be members — but everyone from curious consumers to industry professionals are welcome to use the site.

Even though it is newly launched, the APHN site is already stocked with a healthy list of Passivhaus-related news items on its home page; a list of dozens of training sessions on its News & Events page; a breakdown of regional news on its Regional Focus page; links to Passivhaus blogs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe; a resource page for training; and contacts for both building and consultant certifications.