Fall Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our Fall Quarterly Meeting on September 2. It was great to see over 50 familiar faces, learn from the evening’s sessions, and engage with our colleagues in the passive building industry.

Dan Whitmore, Passive House Consultant at RDH Building Science and PHIUS Board Member, delivered an excellent feature presentation, 10 Years of Passive, which was followed up by three dynamic breakout sessions facilitated by Nick Shaw of 475 High Performance Building Supply, Lillian Maurer and Patrick Murphy of BuildingLogic Inc., and Dan Whitmore on Air Barriers, Navigating Client’s Desires, and Certified Passive House Builder Training respectively.

Thank you to our meeting sponsor 475 High Performance Building Supply. We’re grateful for your support which helped us provide a platform allowing industry professionals to connect and collaborate.

PHA-HV depends on your support. Please reach out to us if you would like to explore the benefits of sponsorship in time for our next Quarterly Meeting on December 9th. We can be reached at info@phiusny.org.

Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act

PHA-HV is a proud signatory of the Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Act being championed by the Open Air Collective. This bill would introduce a new low carbon emissions standard for concrete procurement by New York State public agencies and departments. Stay tuned for information about how you can get involved in this important initiative. For additional resources and to learn how designers, builders and developers are addressing carbon emissions, check out this blog post from New Buildings Institute.

The Winter Quarterly Passive House Alliance – Hudson Valley Meeting will be held on December 9th from 4-6 PM. Mark your calendars and join us for an update on the Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act, to learn about the Slabless Slab, and for an extended virtual networking session.

PHAUS Updates

Passive House Alliance U.S. offers a variety of opportunities for networking, connecting, and education.

  • For information on upcoming PHIUS CPHC, Builder, Rater and Verifier trainings, click HERE
  • Miss connecting with other PHIUS professionals? PHAUS’ webinar series keeps you connected with what other PHIUS+ professionals are up to. The series begins October 20. Follow PHAUS on Facebook to find more announcements. 
  • The PHIUS North American Passive House Conference has been postponed until 2021, but PHIUS will bring one of the most popular conference features—the freewheeling Hootenannies—online this year. Tune into Virtual Hootenannies October 26-30, from 5-7pm EST. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for details. Be sure to register for PHIUS email updates


Interested in joining a Passive House Alliance chapter? Membership in Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS) is a great opportunity to connect with people, both novice and seasoned, who want to build energy efficient buildings that reduce the environmental impact of the built environment. Our network is expanding and PHAUS offers multiple levels of membership to get you started. Learn more on the PHA-HV website at www.phiusny.org/support.

PHA-HV is the Hudson Valley chapter of Passive House Alliance U.S. (PHAUS). Advocates for passive housing models work to make ultra-low energy buildings a mainstream market force and an accepted best practice in the building industry. PHA-HV is your local resource for information about the passive house model and professionals who specialize in energy efficient design. Learn more at www.phiusny.org.

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