Hammer & Hand’s Sam Hagerman elected Passive House Alliance’s first president

Sam will help guide the development of this new national organization dedicated to promulgating the Passive House building standard across the U.S.

Lest there be any question that we’re in the thick of things herePassive House Alliance logo at Hammer & Hand… this past weekend, Sam’s Passive House colleagues selected him as President of the new Passive House Alliance (PHA).  The purpose of PHA is to promote, market and educate about the Passive House standard throughout the country.  It’s a sobering responsibility, given the urgency for reducing the carbon footprint of our built environment.

“The Passive House Alliance represents the next logical step for the expansion of the most rigorous, building-science-based sustainable building standard,” says Sam.  “The Alliance will fill a critical role in leading the promotion, marketing and consumer education necessary to bring the benefits of Passive House to a wider public.”

PHA was established by the national Passive House Institute US, which will continue its role as the national training and certification agency for Passive House professionals, projects and products.  The Alliance is also linked to the well-established and respected Passive House NW, which will become PHA’s Northwest regional chapter.  PHNW brings tremendous Passive House capacity, energy and expertise to the movement and gives PHA a great boost.


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