Conference Presentations

Here you'll find archives of the presentations given at past Passive House Northwest conferences. We'll be uploading presentations from older conferences in the near future as well, so please check back soon.

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2017 Spring Conference

The PHnw 2017 Spring Conference was held on April 6 & 7, in Olympia, WA.

A Layered Perspective - Torres Moskovitz
Central Hot Water Pilot Study - Oram
Closing Keynote - Southard
Cownhorn Residence - Boetzel
Cowhorn Tasting Room - Boetzel
Delphi House - Foster Smith
Energy Performance Data - Lamar 2
Energy Performance Data - Lamar
Grid Tied DC - Tenold
High R Value - Ricketts
Life Cycle Building Energy - Schenck
Multifamily Passive Buildings - Ortega
Parametric Modeling Applications - Schless
Passive House 2.0 - Paulsen
Passive Multifamily - Shanahan
PH Moving City Scale - Higgins
Policy Panel - Jonlin
Policy Panel - Kane
Policy Panel - Murray
Policy Panel - Southard
Policy Panel - Torres-Moskovitz
Quiet Passive House - Heerema
Thermal Bridge Workshop
Why of PSI - Jacobson Petit

 


 

2016 Spring Conference

 

The PHnw 2016 Spring Conference was held on March 9th & 10th, in Portland, OR, with a theme of "Building a Carbon Zero Northwest".

Jonathan Arnold

Bill Bradbury and Tom Eckman

Lois Arena

Zack Semke Part 1, Part 2

Albert Rooks and Matt Groves: Mid Rise Multifamily Ventilation for Certified Passive House Projects

Joe Giampietro and Sloan Ritchie: Zero Hudson - a Multi-Family Challenge

Tessa Smith and Randy Foster: Ménage à Trois - 3 Stellar Case Studies

Chris van Daalen and Tad Everhart: The pH of Innovation: There’s nothing passive about overcoming code barriers 

Bryn Davidson: From Passive House to Net Positive - Part 1, Part 2

Christy Love: Post-Occupancy Research at the North Park Passive House 

Mike Steffen, Dylan Lamar, Michael Magee, Agustin Enriquez: Lessons from Oregon’s First Multifamily Passive Houses

Monte Paulsen: Factory-built Passive House: An affordable solution for remote communities - Part 1, Part 2

André Harrmann: The New PHPP version 9: Project Specific Cause & Effect

Alexi Miller: Controls, Controls, Controls

Ken Ecklund: CO2 Heat Pump Study

Graham Irwin: Getting Real about Renewables – Passive House and the Future of Energy

Graham Wright: Resiliency Modeling

 

 

 


2015 Spring Conference

The PHnw 2015 Spring Conference was held on March 26th & 27th, in Seattle, WA, with a theme of "Beyond Passive House".

Günter Lang Keynote video:

 

Steve Hallett Keynote video:

 

  Graham Wright: Design for Comfort

  Julie Kreigh: Agile + Elegant + Passive House

  Ken Dickey: Owl Haven

  George Ostrow & Ryan Lurie: Roy Passivhaus

  Graham Irwin: The Dao of Tau

  Ken Levenson: Toward Natural Enclosures

  Aubrey Gewehr: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies Workshop

  Tom Marseille & David Mead: Water Vs. Energy - Taking a Balanced Approach

  Andrew Michler: DeCarbonize Your Passive House

  Browyn Barry: Transforming your PHPP

  Fiona Douglas-Hamilton: Future for Passive House/ Net Zero Energy Building Valuation

  Various: Passive House Case Studies: Roy Passivhaus, Owl Haven Passive, & View Haus 5

  Dylan Lamar: New Horizons in Open-Source Passivhaus Modeling

 Gunter Lang: Sustainable Cities Go Passive

 


 2014 Spring Conference

The PHnw 2013 Spring Conference was held on March 27th & 28th, in Portland, OR, with a theme of "Breaking Through: Comfort, Performance, Independence". Nick Grant, of Passivhaus Trust UK gave the keynote address.

  Nick Grant: Keynote from Passivhaus Trust UK

  Nick Grant: Schools and Larger Buildings, Some Lessons Learnt

  Andreas Schmittner: Recent Developments in Climate Science

  Graham Wright: PHIUS Changes – Tech Committee

  Alison Kwok: The Stellar Apartments

 


 2013 Spring Conference

The PHnw 2013 Spring Conference was held on March 15th, in Seattle, WA. Bullitt Foundation President, Denis Hayes, gave the keynote address, and the feature presentation was given by Joke Dockx, Director for Energy at the Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment (“Brussels Environment”).

Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation PHnw 2013 Keynote Address

 

 Joke Dockx, Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment  Brussels Action Plan for Net Zero Energy Buildings:

 

Adam Cohen, Structures Design-Build  Preliminary Assessment -The Bullitt Center from a Passivhaus (nerd) point of view:

 

Justin Stenkamp, PAE Engineers  Internal Load Reduction & Mechanical Systems for a Net-Zero Energy Design:
Bullit Center Case Study
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Katrin Klingenberg of PHIUS, Graham Wright, Wright on Sustainability and Skylar Swinford, Hammer & Hand  An Introduction to the PHIUS+ Certification Program:

 

Graham Finch, RDH Building Sciences  Seattle Design of Walls and Selection of Windows for Passive House Building Enclosures in the Pacific Northwest:

 

Marie Ljubojevic, NK Architects, Rob Harrison, Harrison Architects, Skylar Swinford & Dan Whitmore, Hammer & Hand, Randy Foster & Tessa Smith, The Artisans Group, Anthony Maschmedt, Dwell Development  10 x10 Projects Session B:

 

Bob Ryan, Passive House Academy  PHA Building Certification:

 

Katrin Klingenberg, PHIUS, Graham Wright, Wright on Sustainability, Skylar Swinford, Hammer & Hand  An Introduction to the PHIUS+ Certification Program:

 

Tim McDonald, Onion Flats LLC  Pump up Passive House Volume: Mass production - Multifamily - Subsidized Affordable Housing:

 

Martha Rose, Martha Rose Construction, Jan Fillinger & Winn Swafford, St. Vincent DePaul  10x10 Project Session A:

 

 


2012 Spring Conference

The PHnw 2012 Spring Conference was held in Portland, OR, on March 2nd. Its focus was on the financial viability of Passive House and project performance monitoring.

Keynote presentation by Jerry Yudelson, PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
  01 PHnw Spring 2012 - Jerry Yudelson (3,047 kB)

Residential 10x10 project presentations from the PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
 02 PHnw spring 2012 - 10x10 residential (4,294 kB)

Commercial & multifamily 10x10 project presentations from the PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
 03 PHnw Spring 2012 - 10x10 commercial (3,643 kB)

Presentations on Passive House project monitoring by David Sailor & Jeremy Fisher,
PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
 05 PHnw Spring 2012 - PH monitoring part 1 (6,049 kB)

Presentations on monitored Passive House project by Luke Howard, PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
 05 PHnw Spring 2012 - PH monitoring part 2 (1,548 kB)

Presentations on monitored Passive House project by Thorsten Chlupp, PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
 05 PHnw Spring 2012 - PH monitoring part 3 (9,701 kB)

Presentation on the Orchards at Orenco multifamily PH project, PHnw 2012 Spring Conference
 06 PHnw Spring 2012 - REACH CCC (5,950 kB)

PHnw 2012 Spring Conference: Jerry Yudelson

 

PHnw 2012 Spring Conference:  Money – Good Investment

 

PHnw 2012 Spring Conference:  Monitoring – Proving Performance

 

PHnw 2012 Spring Conference:  Sam Hagerman & Matthew Daby

 

PHnw2012 Spring Conference:  Dylan Lamar, Randy Foster, & Thorsten Chlupp

 

 


 2011 Fall Conference

The PHnw 2011 Fall Conference was held on September 16th, in Seattle, WA – it's theme was "Passive House Beyond Single Family Housing". Rob Harrison's intro to PH presentation can be viewed online here.

 Gunter Lang PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (9,149 kB)

 Mike Hatten PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (1,323 kB)

  Andre Desjarlais PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (2,011 kB)

  Achilles Karagiozis PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (3,351 kB)

  Peter Reppe PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (3,186 kB)

  Adam Cohen PHNW 2011 Fall Conference (1,760 kB)

  Ben Gates PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (1,256 kB)

  Dylan Lamar PHNW Fall 2011 Conference (5,738 kB)

  Dan Whitmore - Intro to PH - Courtland Place PH (3,002 kB)

  


2010 Spring Conference

The PHnw 2010 Spring Conference was held in Olympia, WA on March 26th.

  Katrin Klingenberg - Validation of the Passive House concept for the U.S. (1,687 kB)

  Blake Bilyeu - 16th & Nebraska Passive House (2,969 kB)

  Bronwyn Barry - Optimizing your Windows (1,413 kB)

  Graham Wright - Design Boundaries (14,965 kB)

  Guido WImmers (2,638 kB)

  Katy Hollbacher - Advanced Framing & Structural Topics (6,021 kB)

  Peter Reppe - Design of the PH heating/ventilation system (429 kB)