Passive House Week in Preview: April 5

April 05, 2021


Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. Do you have Passive House news that we should share in a future edition? Email us at:

1. TUE: Jeff Langford at Construction Tech Tuesday

On Tuesday (April 6) Jeff Langford, JDL Homes, will share the story of a beautiful craftsman house that initially aimed to achieve BC’s Energy Step Code Level 3 but exceeded that goal, reaching Level 5. The team used an ICF foundation system, SIP walls and roof assemblies, and more. Join us Tuesday to learn more about the design. Learn more.

2. WED: Micheel Wassouf at the Global PH Happy Hour

On Wednesday (April 7) Micheel Wassouf will join us at the Global Passive House Happy Hour to present monitoring data and project details from The Carrob, a public school EnerPHit project in Barcelona, Spain. Micheel is a member of the Scientific Committee for Passive House Institute and CEO/Co-founder of Energiehaus Arquitectos SLP. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 33 of the Passive House Podcast

Guest Co-hosts Mary James and Ilka Cassidy interview Ya’el Santopinto of Toronto-based ERA Architects, diving into urban policies and the shape of cities, tower renewal, and the preservation of vital rental housing. Ya’el was instrumental in designing the remarkable Ken Soble Tower EnerPHit retrofit. (Listen here.)

4. SPONSOR OF THE WEEK: Innotech Windows + Doors

We’re excited to celebrate Innotech Windows + Doors as our Sponsor of the Week for the week of April 5, 2021! Established in 2001, Innotech is a leading manufacturer of high-performance windows and doors. Innotech joined the Accelerator this winter as a Patron Sponsor and has some exciting news brewing in 2021, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, visit Innotech’s website.

5. SAVE THE DATE: Spring Conferences & Summits

PHIUS Mechanical Summit (April 19–22)
Registration is now open for the PHIUS Mechanical Summit! The summit will feature pre-recorded sessions and live panel discussions. Each day of the Summit will cover one of four main topics in an effort to bring more awareness to what components and practices can create a solid mechanical system across different climates. Register here.

Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity (April 20–23)
This spring the International Living Future Institute will host its annual conference virtually. The Conference address the drivers of climate change and the structural inequities in the built environment. The second day will host ILFI’s first Spanish language track course focused on the needs of Latin America, justice, and building resilience. Attendees can also expect seminars on policy, finance, technology, and a product expo. Register here.

Passive House For All: North American Passive House Network (June 10–11)
This hybrid (in-person + virtual) conference will center around the accessibility of Passive House. Attendees can expect the usual programming such as specialized technical, process, and policy of Passive House with a specific emphasis on environmental, health, and social crises. Register here. P.S more affordable rates are available for students this year!

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
From Code to High Performance: Jeff Langford
(Tue, April 6)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
The Carrobs Public Schoo EnerPHit: Micheel Wassouf (Wed, April 7)

BS+Beer Show
Unbuilt Podcast Takeover: Steve Baczek, Jake Bruton and Peter Yost (Thu, April 8)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Building Physics & Solutions with Proctor (Fri, April 9)

Passive House Accelerator Summits
Policy Summit I: New Construction (Mon, April 26)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

PHIUS+ Verifier Training April 5 (April 5)
CPHB Training Phase II April 6 (April 6)
PHIUS CPHC Training Phase II (April 12)

Passive House Canada
120A Series: Passive House Design & Construction (April 6)

Passive House California
Evidence-Based Performance (April 8)

Western Retail Lumber Association
From the Ground Up: Passive House Canada (April 13)

Studio for High-Performance Design and Construction
Indoor Air Quality — Building Science Discussion Series (April 21)

PHIUS+ Rater Training (April 26)

Passive House Canada
Building for Sustainability with Chris Ballard (April 22)
Built In Canada: Lessons Learned From PH Projects (April 30)

View our full calendar here.


Thank you to Innotech Windows + Doors for being our Sponsor of the Week for the week of April 5, 2021!

Thank you to Innotech Windows + Doors for being our Sponsor of the Week for the week of April 5, 2021!

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