Passive House Week in Preview: Dec 7

December 07, 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. TUE: Marcel Struder at PH Accelerator Construction Tech

In tomorrow’s program Marcel Studer, principal at Econ Group in Vancouver, Canada, will join co-hosts Kevin Brennan, Shaun St Amour and Mark Willie for a Passive House East Coast-West Coast showdown. Marcel will talk about installing two 1600 lbs lift and slide door systems in Vancouver and Kevin will dive into air sealing challenges in the Cornell Tech Tower. Get Zoom link here.

2. WED: Global PH Happy Hour with Chris Higgins, City of Vancouver

This Wednesday (Dec 9) we welcome Chris Higgins from the City of Vancouver to present at the Global Passive House Happy Hour. Chris will share about recent policy successes as well as Vancouver’s raft of climate emergency commitments that passed last month, including their implications for buildings. He’ll also provide key insights from the Passive House Canada Summit, which will have just completed Day Two when the Happy Hour gets underway. Get Zoom link here.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 16 of the Passive House Podcast

This week co-host of the Passive House Podcast Zack Semke interviews Cillian Collins about his path to Passive House, current projects on his desk, and Passive House Canada’s upcoming summit (Dec 8–10). Cillian, originally from Ireland, is a senior architect at Perkins+Will in Vancouver, Canada and working on some very exciting mass timber Passive House projects. Listen here.

4. TUNE IN: Passive House Canada Virtual Summit (Dec 8–10)

Passive House Canada Virtual Summit kicks off on Tuesday (Dec 8). This year’s theme is “Building Resilience,” expect three days of premium Passive House content brought to you by those on the frontlines of the Passive House revolution. The Summit will kick off by taking a look back at the first Passive House in Canada that was built 10 years ago in Whistler, BC, tune in to see the progress made since and hear what’s in store for the future. The deadline to register is noon Pacific today (Monday, December 7). Register now.

5. THE SEQUEL: Passive House PREFAB Summit II (Dec 14)

Join us for the second Passive House PREFAB Summit for 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 six companies will describe its products and process. Learn more and register.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
With Guest Marcel Studer, Econ Group (Tue, Dec 8)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Chris Higgins: City of Vancouver (Wed, Dec 9)

NAPHN Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson
An Intro To Passive House (Thu, Dec 10)

Fine Home Building’s BS+Beer Show
BS + Beer Show Mild Climate Case Study
(Thu, Dec 10)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Physics, Biology and Chemistry with Grace & Corbett (Fri, Dec 11)

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

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

New York Passive House
PHlevel: Carbon Emission Evaluation for Passive House (Dec 8)

Building Energy Exchange
Better Ventilation: Solutions for Multifamily Buildings (Dec 8)
Passive House Primer (Dec 9)

Introduction to Passive House Standards (Dec 9)
Introduction to Passive House: East Coast Buildings (Dec 9)

New York Passive House
Production Showcase: Thermally Broken Shelf Angles (Dec 10)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus
Passivhaus Design Course, Spanish Language (Dec 10)

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

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)

View our full calendar here.

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