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Whether you are a firm with a Passive House relevant position to offer or are looking a project partner, let iPHA know by writing, subject line: pin board, and we will post it here.


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Project Architect

Bright Common, Philadelphia, PA, USA


BRIGHT COMMON is an award winning Philadelphia based sustainable architecture practice.  We use Passive House as the main tool to design our progressive work for a post-carbon future.  We are seeking a Project Architect with 5-8 years of experience to facilitate the preparation of design and contract documentation in all phases of the design and construction process for Passive House residential single & multi-family, affordable housing and mixed-use commercial projects. This is a full time position with opportunities for growth in a highly collaborative, boutique design studio atmosphere.  As we grow we are searching for talented people to develop long term relationships with. 



·         Working knowledge of Passive House, building science, and integrated high                         performance building design.  CPHC / CPHD certification is a significant plus.
·         5-8 years’ architecture experience with experience in multi-family residential design.
·         Responsibility for finished plans, specifications, and material detailing.
·         Excellent conceptual design skills.
·         Ability to supervise junior staff on larger projects while managing one’s own                      smaller projects
·         Ability to manage consulting engineers’ workflows.
·         Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite.  WUFI-                      Passive and/or PHPP skills are a significant plus.
·         Professional degree in architecture.

Compensation will be based on experience and talent level. Please no phone calls or drop-in inquiries.  Communication via email only.  Applicants shall submit a resume, portfolio and relevant work examples (limit 5MB) in PDF format to:

Passive House Intern/Designer

Employer: Handel Architects


The New York office of Handel Architects is currently seeking a creative and multifaceted Jr. Architect/Designer with Passive House knowledge to join our team.  Our office of over 100 Architects and Designers is a vibrant and collective workplace that emphasizes design and technical excellence.  Handel has won numerous awards and also has offices in Hong Kong and San Francisco.  Our office has been operating for 23 years, is responsible for the design of over 85 built projects with another 30 on the boards.  We are located in the near Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.   For more information about our firm:


Handel is currently designing three Passive House high rise multi-family buildings. All three buildings have community or retail programs at the base.   We are seeking a candidate to join this specific team.   Candidate would have the opportunity to assist in many aspects of the job – Schematic Design through Construction Documents depending on length of stay.  This will be a very important project for inspiring others to follow the PH path toward realizing deep energy savings and extreme user comfort!  Please join us!! 


Requirements for the position:



Stay can be for minimum 1 year.  Please send a resume and portfolio through this link   And indicate PH Intern/Designer in the  “Position” fill in field of the form.


Passive House Designer

Employer: Passive House Canada


Interest amongst the regulatory, design, and development communities in Passive House buildings is growing rapidly in British Columbia. This is partially in response to clear signals from both the Provincial Government and the City of Vancouver that energy efficiency regulations will be shifting rapidly to low energy new buildings with an emphasis on improved building envelopes and ventilation designs. 

Passive House Canada, with the support of the City of Vancouver, is seeking to hire an Engineer or Architect with demonstrated and internationally recognized expertise in large Passive House building design. 

The position has two key functions: to support Passive House project design teams and to teach Passive House Design and Construction courses. It is anticipated approximately equal time will be spent on the two functions. As an advisor, the successful candidate will provide free and confidential guidance to design teams, including on complex Passive House projects, acting as a sounding board and technical advisor to support design teams. As an educator, the successful candidate will apply their technical expertise in assisting with curriculum development and the delivery of Passive House courses offered by Passive House Canada. 

The position will be based in Vancouver and will report to the Passive House Canada Education Manager in relation to education and, initially, to the Passive House Canada CEO in relation to design team advice. The capacity to work with distributed staff, colleagues and volunteers is required. As such, an ability to communicate and engage with people is fundamental. Being part of the team in a rapidly developing organization will require adaptability and a solution oriented focus. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience being innovative and taking initiative, possessing the ability to prioritize activities and work without supervision. 

Professional registration in Canada and familiarity with Canadian building regulations is not required, but a passion for high performance sustainable buildings is a must! 



Desired knowledge, skills and experience: 

 For further details and to apply please click here.


Communications Manager

Employer: Passive House Canada


Based at our head office in Victoria, BC, the Communications Manager ensures that all external communications strengthen Passive House Canada’s reputation, promote the benefits and need for high performance building, and reflect our position as a truly national organization.

The role will require staying abreast of regional building policy issues and developments to provide informed comment as needed, and developing a comprehensive communications plan to fulfil strategic and operational objectives. The Communications Manager will ensure that there is adequate and consistent editorial control over all Passive House Canada’s external communications. The successful candidate will be supported by a Member Communications Manager who will report to the Communications Manager. The Member Communications role is responsible for communications with members and membership database management and development.


For further details and how to apply click here.


Passive House Mechanical Engineer

Employer: Passive House Academy


Passive House Academy, with offices in Ireland and NYC, is seeking to recruit a Mechanical Engineer to work with their growing Passive House certification team. The applicant must have direct Passive House experience, working knowledge of PHPP and also be familiar with the challenges presented by cooling and dehumidification in hot climates.


Applicants to send their resume to Michael McCarthy at



Senior Passivhaus Consultant

Employer: Encraft

Place of work: Leamington Spa, UK

Description: Encraft are a well-established Building Physics and Engineering Consultancy working at the leading edge of the UK construction sector. Our Building Physics Practice is working on several major Passivhaus and EnerPHit schemes, including the largest EnerPHit project in the UK. Our Passivhaus work has grown steadily over the last two years, and we’re now looking to build on this success by expanding our team with an additional certified Passivhaus Consultant/Designer.

The right individual is likely to be 3-5 years into their career and combine Passivhaus qualifications and experience with a solid training in physics, engineering or architecture. You will need the maturity and experience to deal directly with clients as well as a high degree of technical competence and the ability to think flexibly from first principles.

Our culture values adaptability, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. The company currently employs 15 staff, and we offer an attractive and flexible working environment in the centre of Leamington Spa and substantial opportunities for personal and professional development in a rapidly growing and changing market. Read more.


Member Services Manager

Employer: CanPHI

Place of work: West Canada

Description: The Canadian Passive House Institute seeks a part-time marketing and communications manager to administrate day-to-day activities of a not-for-profit society that advocates the Passive House standard through education, outreach and capacity building. Primary activities include promotion and administration of educational programs (estimated at 50% of allotted time), fulfilment of member services and coordination of volunteer outreach activities (25% of time), and outreach activities including events and communications (25%). These activities will be conducted on a flex-time basis working primarily from home. Compensation based on experience. Read more


Passive House Consultant

Employer: Passivhaus Australia

Place of work: South Australia

Type of position: full-time

Description: Growing Passivhaus design consultancy in South Australia is seeking an experienced and certified Passivhaus designer with architectural qualifications and/or background. AutoCAD and some experience in Revit essential. BlowerDoor experience a bonus. German language skills also highly regarded. This is a full-time position. Ability/willingness to travel interstate for site visits is required. Salary negotiable. For information about our services, see our website:


For job opportunities at the Passive House Institute, see here. (in German)




Cooperation offer: “PATHS TO EXPERIENCE”

The Czech Passive House Association Centrum Pasivního Domu and the Faculty of Architecture of the Brno University of Technology (FA BUT) are looking for architecture offices and building companies to offer 4-12 week traineeships for students within the "Paths to experience" project.

Read cooperation offer

Read procedures for student placement

Download letter of intent


For further information please contact Mr. Palacky ( or Mr. Havlicek ( at the Faculty of Architecture in Brno.


Express of interest for a hot-climate "design & build" Passivhaus project

Project name: Design & Build

Announced by: Dr. M Mahaba

Design & Build companies from Germany or Austria are invited to express their interest for a joint venture about a potential, upcoming Passivhaus project in the Arabic Gulf States region. They need to be experienced in the Passivhaus standard with a strong background of completed projects in their portfolio.  Experience in hot-climate regions will be a plus. The project is about the design and construction of a real-life sample Passivhaus family house for a big developer in the region. Depending on the performance under the heat and the applicability of this demonstration house more residential building Passivhaus projects from this developer (which is Governmental fully finance) will follow.

For more information please contact by e-mail expressing you interest and sending your company's portfolio or CV, for the attention of Dr. M Mahaba.



Project name: BuildTog

Announced by: Eurhonet

Eurhonet is a European Network linking 27 housing companies with the aim of constructing one of the first transnational buildings respecting the Passivhaus Standard through the BuildTog project. They are currently looking for further housing companies with which to partner. read more





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