The Passive House Network 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. Dave Parker, Co-Director of Passive House Pennsylvania, and Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Enniscorthy Forum, signed the accession documents at a ceremony organized at Enniscorthy Castle under the auspices of the first ministerial summit of the Enniscorthy Forum.
Dave Parker noted “The Passive House Network 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 broadens our activities to global scale with a focus on specific projects and programs that will deliver tangible results quickly. We are pleased to join forces with the BAC both to offer our extensive experience and to learn from other mission-aligned efforts around the world.”
Barbara-Anne Murphy observed that “We welcome the Passive House Network to the Buildings Action Coalition. We have a significant programme underway including outreach, research, academic studies, construction projects, and education and training schemes. We also plan to mobilise resources and disseminate knowledge, experience and best practices to transition towards high performance buildings. PHN will have an important role to play in this initiative.”
The Passive House Network (PHN) is an independent national non-profit educational organization affiliated with the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany. PHN seeks to achieve a sustainable, post-carbon, all-renewable energy future – supported by buildings that are efficient, comfortable, affordable, resilient, and healthy. PHN provides training, conferences, and other events to both engage and educate design and building professionals, policymakers, and the general public. PHN aims to improve the quality of 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.