Passive House Week In Preview: August 2

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. This week's project is the Accord, NY Passive House designed by North River Architecture and Planning. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

Do you have Passive House news that we should share in a future edition? Email us at: [email protected].

1. Don't miss us too much... We'll be back in September!


The Global Passive House Happy Hour and Construction Tech Tuesday are taking the month of September to plot out our fall 2021 plans (stay tuned for the lineup). We wouldn't leave you without a bounty of Passive House content! Check out our youtube page to catch up on past events. And we will see you this September.

2. Now Live: Episode 50 of the Passive House Podcast

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Zack interviews Jeremy Avellino, founder and principal of Philadelphia-based Bright Common Architecture & Design, the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Design Vanguard award from Architectural Record. Jeremy talks about his firm's practice and shares his perspectives about the work of centering equity in housing and Passive House design. Listen here.

3. BONUS: Podcast Episodes from the NAPHN Conference

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Early last month we had the pleasure of attending, in person, NAPHN's hybrid conference, "Passive House for All", in New York City. (Yay for vaccines!) While there, Zack conducted 18 interviews with leaders, educators, developers, and practitioners from the hustle and bustle conference hall floor. We're publishing these interviews as bonus episodes on the Passive House Podcast. Listen here.

4. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

25th International Passive House Conference (September 10-11)
The conference is planned as an in-person event in the historical City Hall of Wuppertal, Germany, on September 10 and 11. There will also be online offerings accompanying the event to reach a global audience. "Last year's online conference opened a lot of doors for us and helped us reach even more international participants. Learn more.

Tower Retrofit Symposium 2021 Passive House Canada (September 22-23)
Across Canada, tall buildings are on the cusp of a major market shift, driven by our need to drastically reduce emissions and capture a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform deep energy retrofits. Building owners also need to reduce operating costs while providing high-performing homes and office space. Registration is NOW OPEN – Buy your ticket before August 20th to save!Learn more.

PhiusCON Registration Open! (October 12-15)
Register by July 15 for a substantial early bird discount. For now, in person attendance is capped--so if you want to be there, don't delay. Register.

Two days, five tracks, three keynotes--Joe Lstiburek will provide the finale on Friday, October 15. We'll have the conference and preconference grids soon!

South Pacific Passive House Conference (November 25-27)
PHINZ along with APHA and AUT will host the next South Pacific Passive House Conference in Auckland, November 25th-27th this year. More details to come.

Currently, there is a call for papers. Click here to find out more.

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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BS + Beer Show
Brewery Tour (Thu, Aug 5)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Build Like The Future Depends On It with 475  (Fri, Aug 6)

Market Demand; Who’s Buying What We’re Selling? (Wed, Aug 11)

Passive House Canada
Building Conversations with Chris Ballard featuring Harold Orr (Wed, Aug 11)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

CPHB Training Phase II (August 3)

CPHD On-Demand Course (August 6)

Certified Passive House Consultant Training Phase II (August 9)

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In-Person CPHT Class in Denver, CO (August 9-10)
In-Person Passive Pod Workshop for PHI and PHIUS pros in Denver, CO (August 11-12)
CPHT Exam Online/In-Person in Denver, CO (August 13)

Phius' Certified Products Webinar featuring Michael Franco (Aug 17)

Australian Passive House Association 
The Cost of Passive House (August 18)

Certified Passive House Consultant Exam (August 20)

Smart Plus Academy 
Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer Course (August 23 - September 14)
CPHT Course (August 27 - September 17)

Emu Passive 
Autumn Early Crew Early Bird Registration Ends (August 31)

Smart Plus Academy 
CPHT Course (Sept 4 - 12)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (September 7 - 16)

Rockwool x Passive House Canada 
Bâtiment Passif Québec (September 10)

Certified Passive House Consultant Training Phase II (September 13)

CPHT Training (September 19 - 30)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Training (September 30 - November 11)

PHIUS+ Verifier Training (October 18)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (October 19 - November 9)

PHIUS+ Rater Training (November 18)

View our full calendar here.

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