North American Passive House Conference + Expo (NAPHN18)
October 17 – 21, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA


Join North America’s Passive House community as it convenes in a hotspot of Passive House design construction: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thanks to a strong professional base, innovative governmental policy supporting Passive House, and a community of forward-thinking developers and housing agencies, Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest concentrations of major Passive House and other deep green development on the continent.

Find out more about #NAPHN18 by snooping around on the below website. Easily register online, book a hotel, or check out what NAPHN18 has planned in Pittsburgh!

Ice Box Challenge Begins at the Navy Yard!
Thursday May 24 | 1:00 pm drop by


The boxes are coming! Come check out the boxes as we finish setting them up, and don’t forget to submit your guess on which ice will last the longest.

Ice Box Challenge DC contest close
Friday, July 20 | 11:00 am

On July 7, we loaded about 1,800 pounds of ice into each the Building Code and Passive House-insulated ice boxes. How much ice will remain after 4 weeks in the sun? Get your guess in by 11 am on 7/20

Submit your guess and enter to win.

Ice Box Challenge Unveiling Ceremony
12:30 pm, Fridayday, July 20 at Farragut Square- Washington, DC

Ice Box Challenge will conclude as the shells are removed from both the Standard Building Code and Passive House ice boxes. Winners of the Challenge will be announced. Join us, and see if your bet has won!

(The Ice Box Challenge contest closes at 11:00 A.M., so submit your entry online before then to have a change to win).

Where will the boxes go next?
All summer long keep an eye out for the #iceboxchallengeeastcoast tour coming to a city near you!


Follow us at #theiceboxchallenge on Instagram to stay in the loop!