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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at

PHIUS 8th Annual North American Passive House Conference

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) announced today that Shaun Donovan, Secretary for U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will deliver the keynote address at the 8th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Thursday morning, October 17, 2013.

PHIUS Receives Richard King Mellon Foundation Grant to

Support Eighth Annual North American Passive House Conference

Thanks to the generosity and vision of the Richard King

Mellon Foundation, the Eighth Annual North American Passive House Conference promises to be the largest and most important to date, bringing passive building leaders and exhibitors from around the globe, and showcasing the Pittsburgh region’s vibrant green building community and


PHIUS Launches Window Data Certification Program

At its September, 2012 national conference in Denver,  PHIUS rolled out the first phase of the domestic (North American) passive house window certification program. The initial goal is to calculate and make available valid thermal performance parameters for US windows so that designers will have more choices and can do building energy models with more confidence in their accuracy.

Fraunhofer Announces WUFI Passive, a Collaboration with PHIUS
Presseinformation 6.09.2012

Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physics (IBP) has developed, in cooperation with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), the WUFI® Passive design software for Passive Houses in North America. The Fraunhofer IBP’s hygrothermal analysis software WUFI® Plus was the basis for this new modeling tool.

Energy Department Announces New Partnership to Certify Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes

August 20, 2012

The Energy Department today announced a new partnership between the Department's Challenge Home program and Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) on a voluntary certification process for homes that are so energy-efficient, they can offset most or all of their utility bills with a small renewable energy system.

7th Annual North American Passive House Conference, September 27-30,

Denver, Colo.

July 6, 2012

Dr. Joseph Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation and Amory Lovins of

Rocky Mountain Institute to Speak.

A tour conducted during construction of the Fairview II house in Urbana, Illinois

Participants in the 2nd Annual Passive House Conference inspect the upstairs construction of the Fairview II house in Urbana, Illinois

Consultants’ Training Session

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