Passive House Week in Preview: Dec 14

December 14, 2020


Happy Monday! 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. TONIGHT: Passive House PREFAB Summit II (Dec 14)

Join us tonight at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET for the second Passive House PREFAB Summit. We know you want MORE off-site companies and a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of building with prefab. What happens inside the factory? How do those panels get craned into place and attached on-site? How does prefab affect the design workflow process? From large to small, each of the six companies will describe their products and process. Register for tonight’s event.

2. TUE: David Arnott, TAG Panels at Construction Tech Tuesday

This Tuesday (Dec 15) the Construction Tech Tuesday crew welcomes David Arnott, from TAG Panels. David will talk with co-hosts Kevin Brennan, Shaun St-Amour and Mark Wille about offsite manufacturing and airtightness in panelized systems. Get Zoom link here.

3. WED: Scott Kennedy & Gesa Zellerman at the Happy Hour

This Wednesday (Dec 16) we welcome Scott Kennedy and Gesa Zellerman from Cornerstone Architecture to present on The Heights, Vancouver’s first Passive House apartment block. Their presentation will include the lessons learned from the project as well as share monitoring data to show the real-world results of this pioneering effort. Get Zoom link here.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 17 of the Passive House Podcast

This week’s Passive House Podcast features Julie Torres Moskovitz, principal at Fete Nature Architecture and author of ‘The Greenest Home.’ Podcast intern/producer Sydney Fishmen and co-host Zack Semke talk with Julie about vital information thermal imaging can provide, resilience and social justice, blower door testing during construction, and more. Listen here.

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
David Arnott, TAG Panels (Tue, Dec 15)

Passive House Canada
Building Conversations with Chris Ballard (Wed, Dec 16)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Scott Kennedy & Gesa Zellerman: Cornerstone Architecture (Wed, Dec 16)

NAPHN Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson
An Intro To Passive House (Thu, Dec 17)

BS+Beer Show
Book Club ‘Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity’ (Thu, Dec 17)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Marine Sanchez, RDH Building Science (Fri, Dec 18)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Accelerator
Passive House Prefab Summit II (Dec 14)

Passive Design for Ambulatory Surgical Facility in Kyabirwa, Uganda (Dec 15)

Building Energy Exchange
Climate Mobilization Primer (Dec 15)

Vermont’s Green Building Network
Virtual Tour of Vermont’s Greenest Homes (Dec 16)

Peel Passive House Consulting
Introduction to Passive House Workshop (Dec 16)

Passive House California
Introduction to Passive House Standard (Dec 16)

Accelerated PHIUS CPHC Program + Exam (Jan 1)

Passive House Canada
120 Series Pathway to Passive House Certification (Jan 11)

Building Energy Exchange
Passive House Primer (Jan 13)

New Heat Pump Technologies to the Rescue (Jan 19)

View our full calendar here.

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