"Cycling towards Industry Transformation": NAPHN's Bronwyn Barry to Headline Wed's PH Happy Hour

July 24, 2020


The Global Passive House Happy Hour is held Wednesday at 4 pm (Pacific), 7 pm (Eastern), midnight (British), and 9 am (Thursday, Australian Eastern). Join us 30 minutes early for pre-show networking or stick around following the main event four After Hour!

For the past six weeks, we at the Accelerator have collaborated with NAPHN to align our Global Passive House Happy Hour programming with the Passive House 2020 (PH2020) conference’s excellent content . This collaboration has made sense on lots of levels. After a Wednesday morning/afternoon (for those of us in North America) of NAPHN conference sessions, the later Happy Hour has been a place to dive deeper into a given conference topic as well as to connect socially with one another.

So, it is fitting that we will host Bronwyn Barry, board president of NAPHN, at this coming Wednesday’s Happy Hour, which coincides with the final day of PH2020. Bronwyn is one of three panelists at the conference’s closing plenary that day (for which I am honored to moderate). At PH2020 she will be joined by Jessica Grove-Smith of PHI and Andrew Lee of International Living Future Institute for a session entitled “What’s Next?” that explores our current, chaotic climate of change and how Passive House might propel that change in a productive direction.

Bronwyn’s presentation at the Happy Hour, entitled “Cycling towards Industry Transformation: What’s Next at NAPHN?”, will build upon that conversation, go deeper into NAPHN’s plans, and queue up a lively discussion with the PH Happy Hour community. Don’t miss this chance to hear insights and plans from a pivotal leader of Passive House practice and adoption in North America. Register here.

About our Global Passive House Happy Hours

Fast. Factual. Fun. These open, FREE gatherings are a (virtual) place for the global Passive House community—and anyone interested in low-carbon building design—to come together, hear from the world’s top practitioners, and meet one another. They’re fast-paced, high-energy, and habit-forming. They are also open to all, regardless of geography, profession, experience level, or favorite certification type. Come drink in some Passive House knowledge and camaraderie.



Zachary Semke
Zachary Semke
Zack Semke is Director of Passive House Accelerator and a member of Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps. He writes and speaks about…

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