2017 PHnw Annual Conference

  April 6-7, 2017
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Thursday Night Dinner

Passive House Northwest is excited to welcome Lloyd Alter as our speaker for dinner on Thursday night. Lloyd Alter is design editor of TreeHugger. He has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter. In the course of his work developing small residential units and prefabs, Lloyd became convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better. If you have not already registered for the dinner, you can do so here.

Home Tours

Springtime is a great time to get fit!

So the Passive House Northwest Conference 2017 Tour of Homes presents, at absolutely no cost to you, 3 super-fit Passive House homes and 1 interesting retro-fit home as a self-guided tour.  

A Passive House home fits the climate, fits the environment, fits the homeowner.  Comfortable, durable, and affordable -- Passive House embodies the best in sustainable construction.

Typically, buildings meeting the Passive House Standard use 80 to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling, savings far greater than any other building standard delivers.

These homes are full of well-crafted and thoughtfully designed details specific to each homeowner’s needs, yet are universally appealing. Homes that are connected to nature, comfortable and quiet, have a stable environment, health-conscious, flexible, low maintenance, durable, and offer resilience. Please join us for this tour of unique homes.

You are welcome to follow our numbered 1-4 map (here) or choose homes from the list that call to you and tour in any order that is convenient. Homes are available for touring Saturday, April 8th from 9AM to 1PM.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Compelling keynote and plenary speakers discussing the latest trends, techniques, and challenges within the PH movement
  • Three educational tracks to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • New to the industry? Check out Passive House 101 and take a Passive House tour
  • A comprehensive vendor fair where you can meet and network with industry pros and leading edge suppliers
  • Excellent networking opportunities with like-minded professionals
  • A chance to share ideas and ask questions - we want to hear from YOU!

Who Will Be There?

  • Architects and designers
  • Builders and remodelers
  • Building products manufacturers and distributors
  • Real estate developers and appraisers
  • Energy consultants
  • Mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Home performance contractors
  • HVAC/Mechanical consultants
  • Renewable energy providers
  • Representatives of organizations that support the PH movement
  • And individuals from diverse backgrounds who are interested in learning more about PH!

The strength of this movement is based on the involvement and enthusiasm of people like you! We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exciting and informative program!


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Registration Rates - Early Registration Ends March 20, 2017

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Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credit registration is the attendees responsibility.

Attendance at the main conference will qualify for up to 8.5 PHIUS CPHC CEUs

Things to do in the Olympia area

Thank You, Sponsors!
2017 PHnw Annual Conference is brought to you through the support of our members and sponsors.

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