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June 19, 2014, 3:37 pm

Mitsubishi Electric Gives Passive House Alliance Webinar

June 19

We’ve been longtime supporters of the sustainable building movement and are currently the only cooling and heating manufacturer to sponsor Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS).

Our work with the organization includes training sessions and industry education, and last week we had the opportunity to partner with PHAUS to deliver a webinar. Some 100 contractors, engineers, architects and other green building professionals logged in to listen to John Bart, our national sales support manager, who teamed up with John Semmelhack, a Certified Passive House Consultant and owner of Think Little building company, to deliver a presentation on incorporating HVAC into passive design.

The webinar, “Heat Pumps for Passive Houses: Installation Practices & Duct Design,” delivered step-by-step instructions on how to design and install heat pump systems to meet rigorous Passive House standards.

John Bart also discussed our LinkDrive tool, another invaluable resource for contractors and their customers looking for installation and operation guides.

To learn more about designing and installing heat pumps according to Passive House standards, please click here to purchase and download the informative webinar.

June 10, 2014, 11:01 am

Calling All Passive House Enthusiasts: Check Out Our Webinar Tomorrow!

June 10_Passive House Alliance WebinarWho: John Bart, the division’s national sales support manager; John Semmelhack, owner of Think Little and Certified Passive House Consultant
What: “Heat Pumps for Passive Houses: Installation Practices & Duct Design” Webinar
When: Wednesday, June 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. EDT

Passive House building – the world’s most stringent building energy standard in the world – continues to gain popularity in the U.S. Ducted and ductless heat pump systems are a common HVAC solution for Passive Houses because, unlike conventional HVAC options, they can efficiently operate in the very low load conditions that are present in a home built to Passive House standards. However, it is essential that the systems are specified and installed correctly to achieve the aggressive energy-efficiency requirements to earn certification.

In the webinar sponsored by Passive House Alliance-US (PHA-US), John Bart and John Semmelhack will coach Passive House enthusiasts on how to design and install heat pump systems in order to maximize the benefits and meet the rigorous standards.

Those tuning in will learn the fundamentals of:

  • Quality heat pump system installation.
  • Duct design for optimal energy efficiency.
  • Register selection and the impact on noise and comfort.
  • Accurate airflow commissioning to maximize system performance.

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating first joined PHA-US as a sponsor in 2012. Since then, we’ve extended our commitment and upgraded our sponsorship and continue to remain as the only cooling and heating manufacturer to sponsor the organization.

The webinar is open to both Passive House Alliance members and non-members. Click here to register and learn how you can get the most out of heat pump systems.

August 27, 2013, 3:55 pm

Mitsubishi Electric & Passive House Alliance – The Perfect Pair

August 27_Passive House Alliance ImageThe Passive House Building Energy Standard is gaining support in the building industry. Although relatively few homes are currently built to Passive House standards, Passive House Alliance – United States (PHA-US) is growing quickly, and the total number of certified houses is expected to double next year.

We first joined PHA-US in 2012 as a Green level sponsor, and this year we decided to extend our commitment as a Silver level sponsor. Currently, we are the only cooling and heating manufacturer to sponsor the organization, and the decision to renew and upgrade our sponsorship was an easy one to make. Here’s why.

Passive House standards require a building to achieve an 80 percent reduction in total energy use and a 90 percent reduction in heating energy compared to other homes. Since cooling and heating make up nearly half of a building’s total energy use, HVAC systems play a key role in meeting this standard. We are the leader in ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2013 ductless products, and our systems are ideal for homes built to Passive House standards because they:

  • Operate at some of the lowest Btu/h capacities in the industry.
  • Have ratings as high as 26 SEER.
  • Feature Hyper-Heating (H2i®) technology that provides efficient and comfortable heating performance when temperatures are as low as minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use INVERTER-driven compressors, which provide only the exact amount of energy needed to reach a zone’s set temperature, satisfying a building’s cooling and heating capacity without overpowering it.
  • Use environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant and are made of 80 percent recyclable components.

As part of our continued involvement with PHA-US, we will support local training sessions, promote and consult on Passive House product development and participate in other ventures that will work to expand the community of Passive House designs and practitioners. This will, in turn, help PHA-US reach its goal of making the Passive House Standard the leading market force in the industry.

To learn how you can help inspire change in the building industry for a better, more sustainable future, visit the Passive House Alliance website at

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