PhiusCon 2023

Join us in Houston for PhiusCon 2023 on Nov. 7-10.

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Houston, We Have Solutions

PhiusCon 2023 is headed to the Lone Star State! By hosting this year’s conference in Houston, we have our eyes set on the next frontier of passive building: hot and humid climates. The need for reliable, efficient buildings has never been greater in Texas and beyond, which is why now is the perfect time to expand Phius’ footprint in the south. Phius buildings are designed with the grid in mind – providing energy independence and hardening the larger grid system.

Despite the challenges posed, the Phius methodology has proven to be effective in hot and humid climates. PhiusCon 2023 will provide an entryway into the Phius community for local practitioners, developers and policymakers, equipping them with a blueprint to create more grid-friendly, healthy communities.

The Path to Zero Goes Through Houston

PhiusCon is North America’s leading passive building conference for zero energy design and construction, climate solutions, and building science expertise. Each year, PhiusCon attracts hundreds of architects, builders, engineers, policymakers and developers from across the globe with its combination of content-rich sessions and thought-provoking keynote addresses. This year's conference is scheduled for Nov. 7-10 in Houston, Texas.

In addition to sessions and plenaries, the four-day event features:
- An expansive exhibit hall featuring the top high-performance building manufacturers
- The awards ceremony for the annual Phius Passive Projects Design Competition
- The official PhiusCon After Party networking event
- A tour of local passive projects

Conference Hotel

Book your stay at the Marriott Marquis Houston where all of PhiusCon 2023 Pre-Conference and Core Conference will be taking place. Use the link below to secure the special event rate.

We are welcoming PhiusCon abstracts on the following topics:

  • Passive building zero energy ready and zero energy best practices, design tools, science
  • Proven technology, materials, mechanical/electrical systems and integrated component solution packages
  • Strategies for reducing upfront energy loads and hardening the grid
  • Retrofit planning and material selection in relation to decarbonization
  • Relationship between passive principles, decarbonization and overall energy use
  • Case studies on the reliability/resilience of passive projects
  • Embodied carbon reduction strategies: codes, tools, science
  • Successfully completed case studies in all climates with all construction types: single-family, multifamily (lo, mid, hi), commercial, retrofits
  • Financing solutions, proposals, and opportunities for deep energy retrofits and new construction passive projects
  • Lessons learned from professionals in the field/practice
  • Measured performance and monitoring results from occupied passive projects

Looking for PhiusCon 2022 Recordings?

Find recordings and presentations from PhiusCon 2022 in Chicago on our conference archive page.

PhiusCon 2023 is presented by Phius in partnership with the Alliance. Phius is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to supporting comfortable living for all and the well being of the planet. Phius is transforming the building sector by developing climate-specific, cost-optimized passive building standards, practices, and certifications. Visit About Phius for more info.