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December 6, 2021

Passive House Week In Preview: December 6

Passive House Week In Preview: December 6

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 Batesville Net-Zero Residence. The project team included Gehrung + Graham & Promethean Homes. 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. TUE: Ubergreat Phkups & Lessons Learned with Sy Safi 


On December 7, Sy Safi of Ubergreen Spaces + Homes joins us on Construction Tech Tuesday to talk through his journey of mainstreaming high-performance homes and buildings through best design and building practices using Passive House, Living Building Challenge, and the WELL Building Standard. On his 15+ year journey, Sy has focused on improving design, construction means and methods, development, prefab, modular, and more. Hear from Sy about his work to center health, resilience, and regeneration, and about some Passive House firsts achieved in Kentucky along the way. Get the Construction Tech Zoom link.

2. WED: Transition to ALL Passive House at Your Practice 


Since 2007, Bronwyn Barry’s architectural practice, Passive House BB, has focused exclusively on Passive House projects. While a transition to 100% Passive House work might seem daunting, Bronwyn will reframe that narrative with helpful lessons learned from her own practice. Join us on December 8 for a dive into how to convince clients to go Passive, control costs, and most importantly deliver results without compromising design or profit. Something of a Passive House legend in North America, Bronwyn is a founding board member of The Passive House Network and Passive House California, organized and directed California’s first all-women construction crew for Habitat for Humanity, and is a senior policy fellow at New Buildings Institute. Get the Showcase Zoom link.

3. THU: Building Performance Interactive Episode 3


In episode 3 (Thursday, December 9) of the Building Performance Interactive (our UK/Ireland-based Zoom series) the team will dive into waterproof breathable fabrics in low carbon EnerPHits at scale. The team will be joined by special guests Andrew Simmonds, CEO at AECB and Partner in Simmonds Mills Architects, and Tim Hulse, Passivhaus Champion at EcoVert Solutions. Register now.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 64 of the Passive House Podcast


Bohemia Hookham is a registered architect and Certified Passive House Designer based in Melbourne, Australia and is playing a key role in the creation of one of Australia’s latest groundbreaking Passive House projects. Just North of the city of Melbourne the Glenroy Community Hub will be the first Passive House of its type in the country. Matthew Cutler-Welsh caught up with Bohemia to talk about how the inception of this project and some of the design challenges of adhering to the Passive House standard in such a versatile public building. Once completed, the community hub promises to be another great showcase of the emerging vernacular of Passive House in the Southern Hemisphere. Listen here.

5. ALSO LIVE: Bonus Podcast Episodes from PhiusCon 2021


Podcast cohost Zack Semke conducted a series of interviews with Passive House leaders and practitioners while at PhiusCon 2021 last month, thanks to support from ROCKWOOL North America. We're rolling them out over the course of the next couple of weeks. Listen to the latest.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House & Building Science Gatherings

Construction Tech Tuesday 
Ubergreat PHkups and Lessons Learned with Sy Safi (Tue, Dec 7)

Gas to Grass: Balancing Embodied and Operational Carbon through Passive Strawbale with Abby Meuser-Herr and Elizabeth Turner (Tue, Dec 7)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Passive Practice | Passive Process with Bronwyn Barry (Wed, Dec 8) 

Building Performance Interactive 
Episode 3: Waterproof Breathable Fabrics in Low Carbon EnerPHits at Scale (Thu, Dec 9)

BS  & Beer Show
Energy Storage and Backup Systems with John Semmelhack (Thu, Dec 9)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Moisture, Fire, Insulation & working with Builders (Thu, Dec 10)

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

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

The Passive House Network 
CPHD On-Demand Trainings 

CPHC Training II (December 6)
Balancing Embodied and Operational Carbon through Passive Strawbale (December 7)

The Passive House Network 
Factoring in Electrification: Designs for a Renewable Energy Grid (December 8) 
Passive House Window Training (December 8)

Passive House California 
Passive House Windows (December 8)

New York Passive House & Passive House California
Durable and Resilient Retrofits - Solving with Stone Wool Insulations (December 9)

Building Energy Exchange 
Performance-Based Ventilation Design for Health, Efficiency, & Compliance (December 9)

Passive House California 
PHPP Expert Exam (December 10)

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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