Gunter Lang complete North American Passive House Network tour in Portland and Seattle

Austrian Passive House expert Gunter Lang wound up a NAPHN-coordinated  eighteen day, eight city tour of North America with presentations in Portland and Seattle.

In Portland, Gunter gave three presentations of his “Wide & Tall: Passive House Districts & Skyscrapers” showing audiences entire city districts with every building designed and built to the Passive House Standard.  

Three organizations co-sponsored the presentations.  

Arriving in Portland from Vancouver, BC with just 3 hours of sleep, Gunter gave a presentation on Wednesday to thirty architects at the AIA Portland office.  AIA Portland Committee on the Environment co-sponsored the talk.   

That afternoon, Gunter visited the Orchards at Orenco Station project of 57 apartments in a 4-story building meeting the Passive House Standard.  This was particularly rewarding to Gunter since he met with and encouraged REACH CDC staff and its project team in September, 2011 during another tour coordinated by the NAPHN.

And Wednesday evening, twenty-five attended Gunter’s presentation co-sponsored by Zeitgeist Northwest, the German-American cultural exchange organization.

The next day, thirty-five city officials from the cities of Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Portland along with commercial developers, designers, investors, and builders attended Gunter’s presentation at Earth Advantage before Gunter caught the train to Seattle for PHnw 6.  

Leaving Portland, Gunter gave the Friday morning keynote address at PHnw 6.   With a guitar!