14th North American Passive House Conference: December 6 & 7

November 19, 2019


PHIUS’ annual Passive House conference comes to Washington, DC in just two weeks! Don’t miss the 14th Annual North American Passive House Conference: The Profitable Blueprint for ZERO.

While the current occupant of the White House may not be a paragon of climate progress in buildings, the District of Columbia itself has been a real bright spot, with both innovative policy and projects leading the way. So the conference promises both great local examples as well as the gathering of top North American thought leadership in passive building that NAPHC attendees have come to expect from PHIUS’ annual conference.

What is more, this year’s NAPHC will be headlined by renowned social and political theorist Jeremy Rivkin, author of the NY Times best-seller The Third Industrial Revolution and, most recently, The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth. We’re eager to hear Rivkin talk about buildings and their role in the sustainability revolution that he sees on the horizon.

If you haven’t registered for the conference already, visit the conference website. We look forward to seeing you in DC!



December 4–5, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Pre-conference workshops.
December 5, 5:30 pm, exhibit hall opens, PHIUS Design Competition winners announced, open to the public.
Keynote address, Jeremy Rifkin, December 6. Core conference, five tracks of sessions, December 6–7.
Tour of local passive building projects: December 8.


Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, United States, 22202
+1 703 418 1234


For architects, builders, developers, engineers, construction professionals, policy makers—and especially those lucky enough to occupy them—passive house buildings check all the boxes:

  • A cost effective path for attaining Net Zero
  • Carbon reduction in the built environment
  • Superb comfort and indoor air quality
  • Cost-effective and affordable
  • A practical, proven path to net zero
  • Resilience

Attendees get real-world case studies on projects ranging from single family homes to high-rises, the latest on mechanical systems, building science, constructions details, and and expo hall full of the latest building components.

Note: Photo of Washington Monument by Anthony Franklin from Pexels.

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