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1. TUE: Accelerate the Adoption of Direct Current Microgrids
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
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
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
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
WUFI Passive House Pro (December 14)
QAPs, What They Are and Why You Need Them in Sustainable Building (December 14)
CPHC Exam (December 17)
Peel Passive House
Certified Passive House Designer Course (January 11)
Intro to THERM Workshop (January 24)
CPHT Training Live & On-Demand (January 24)
Smart Plus Academy
Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course (February 7)
View our full calendar here.