Passive House Week In Preview: December 13

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. The featured project above is the Passive House Research Centre in China.

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1. TUE: Accelerate the Adoption of Direct Current Microgrids

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Dusan Brhlik and Giel Van den Broeck, co-founders of Direct Energy Partners, join us on December 14 to talk through the technique, technical, and technology of direct current microgrids. Decentralized microgrids can be a great tool to take your Passive House project to the next level of decarbonization. Dusan and Giel will dive into how to accelerate the adoption of microgrids to optimize Passive House performance. Get the Construction Tech Zoom link.

2. WED: Reaching Net Zero on the Sea

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For the last Global Passive House Showcase of 2021, we welcome back Satpal Kaur. Satpal, an innovative designer and building systems thought leader, will talk through the full envelope retrofit of the SS United States ship. This high-performance retrofit will be completely airtight (and, ahem, watertight). Join Satpal as she dives into the technical details of reaching Net Zero on the sea, the role of future-proofing in design, and the story of the SS United States. Get the Showcase Zoom link.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 65 of the Passive House Podcast

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Zack interviews Skylar Swinford, principal of Energy Systems Consultants, longtime member of the Phius Technical Committee, and widely recognized North American Passive House consultant and thought leader. the speak about Skylar's unique pathway to Passive House, his experience building and consulting on his own recently-completed Passive House home in Boise, and the how Passive House fits with the exciting new "electrify everything" movement that is gaining traction in the US. Listen here.

4. SOCIALS: Passive House & Building Science Gatherings

QAPs, What They Are and Why You Need Them in Sustainable Building with Megan Spitz, Jezamil Arroyo-Vega and Isaac Elnecave (Tue, Dec 14)

Construction Tech Tuesday 
Accelerate the Adoption of Direct Current Microgrids (Tue, Dec 14)

Global Passive House Showcase  
Reaching Net Zero on the Sea
(Wed, Dec 15)

BS  & Beer Show
Foam Glass (Thu, Dec 16)

Green Building United 
Groundbreaker Awards (Thu, Dec 16)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
High Performance Holiday with our PHriends (Thu, Dec 17)

5. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

The Passive House Network 
CPHD On-Demand Trainings 
CPHT On-Demand Trainings

WUFI Passive House Pro (December 14)
QAPs, What They Are and Why You Need Them in Sustainable Building (December 14)

Building Energy Exchange 
Beyond Zero Series (December 15)

Passivhaus Trust 
Passive House Master Class (December 15)

CPHC Exam (December 17)

Peel Passive House 
Certified Passive House Designer Course (January 11)

Intro to THERM Workshop (January 24)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Training Live & On-Demand (January 24)

Passive House Network 
Certified Passive House Designer (January 24,25, 26)
Introduction to Passive House (February 2)

Smart Plus Academy 
Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course (February 7)

View our full calendar here.

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