passivhausMAINE (phME) has joined the Buildings Action Coalition (BAC) in partnership with the Enniscorthy Forum, other coalition members, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to support and advance the principles of high performance in buildings and the built environment. Naomi C. O. Beal, Executive Director of phME, and Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Enniscorthy Forum, signed the accession documents at a signing ceremony organized at Enniscorthy Castle under the auspices of the first ministerial summit of the Enniscorthy Forum.
Naomi Beal noted “passivhausMAINE has been working with our partners to advance the principles of high-performance buildings for many years. The memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme that has just been signed connects us to a global community focused on specific projects and programs conceived to deliver real results quickly. We are pleased to join forces with the BAC both to offer our own experience and capabilities and to observe and learn from experiences around the world.”
Barbara-Anne Murphy observed that “We welcome passivhausMAINE to the buildings action coalition. The BAC has a significant programme of collaborations underway including outreach, research, academic studies, construction projects and education and training schemes. We will be expanding the BAC’s global membership network to more countries and more construction industry stakeholders. We also plan to mobilise resources and disseminate knowledge, experience and best practices to transition towards zero emission buildings and construction. passivhausMAINE will be an important part of this project notably with respect to raising the performance in rural communities.”
phME is a non-profit organization committed to decreasing carbon emissions, dependency on fossil fuels and the costs for winter heating in Maine. It works to support the passive house industry and community in Maine, North America and internationally. phME’s vision is for a more resilient and energy independent Maine. Through training, education and policy action, phME supports initiatives to build awareness for a Maine that operates on 100% renewable power. phME seeks to encourage passive house as the minimum building standard on the path towards 100% Net Zero, Net Positive, and fully regenerative buildings throughout the state. phME aims to advance energy efficiency in the built environment through stakeholder education, practitioner training, research and demonstration, network building, policy implementation, and project technical assistance, and by raising or developing applicable resources and tools.