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Passive house geeks and gurus converge in Portland

Self-described “eco-minimalist” Nick Grant is coming to Portland to discuss the explosive growth of the passive house movement in Great Britain.

Grant is a keynote speaker at the fifth-annual Passive House Northwest Conference, slated March 27 to 28 at Ambridge Event Center, 1332 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The passive house movement promotes super-energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. The first day’s activities at the conference will highlight practical advice for those who design and build passive houses. The next day will focus on net-zero buildings, using passive house techniques for multifamily developments and current issues in the movement.

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