Efficiency First Campaign


The Passive House Association of Ireland (PHAI) as an affiliate of the International Passive House Association (iPHA) works to promote the Passive House standard and foster a greater public understanding of its benefits and achievability. This affiliation and the network with the 21 other affiliates globally makes a wealth of information available and facilitates active exchange among professionals, policymakers and the public.

In 2021, the iPHA Network will be running the “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy #EfficiencyFirst” campaign. Over the course of the year, iPHA, together with its affiliate organisations will be running a series of activities and events to promote the significance of an efficiency first approach.

The United Nation’s IPCC highlights the substantial action needed to limit global warming. Currently, 35% of global energy consumption comes from the building sector alone. The operational stage is the largest contributor to carbon emissions, with the majority of this stemming from heating and cooling demand.

Therefore, think #EfficiencyFirst! The Passive House standard (or EnerPHit for retrofits) provides a pathway to meeting our climate goal.

Follow @PHAI on Twitter to connect with events and activities in Ireland and across the world and contribute with #EfficiencyFirst

In order to celebrate the announcement of the Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy Campaign, the iPHA are running a competition for their followers from the 15th of February to the 1st of March.

Our #ExplainPassiveHouse competition will showcase what the Passive House Standard  is, using everyday household objects to describe how a Passive House building works! 

To take part, simply follow iPHA and post your description of how a Passive House building works using common items to social media with the hashtags #ExplainPassiveHouse and #EfficiencyFirst between the 15th of February and 1st of March. You can win your choice of a Passive House Designer or PHPP expert course or tickets to the 25th annual International Passive House Conference in Wuppertal, Germany this September!

To participate: 

1. Make sure you’re following The International Passive House Association (iPHA) on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

2. Post a description of how a Passive House building works using common items to social media between the 15th of February and 1st of March.

3. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #ExplainPassiveHouse and #EfficiencyFirst. 

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