Passive House Week in Preview: Jan 25

January 25, 2021


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: Aaron McCormack & Kevin Brennan at Tech Tuesday

Tuesday (Jan 26) Aaron McCormack, Technical Manager of 475 High-Performance Building Supply, and Construction Tech Tuesday co-host Kevin Brennan will dive into the tech of fluid-applied air barriers. Expect a rundown of on-site prep, substrate conditions, thickness needed (and how to test for it), airless paint sprayer application + hand application. Learn more.

2. TUE: ResArch Practice, High-Performance Homebuilders

Tuesday (Jan 26) the Accelerator’s Zack Semke and Michael Ingui will be joining AIANY CRAN for ResArch Practice: High-Performance Homebuilders. Dennis Wedlick (the organizer) has described the gathering as a mini Passive House film festival. Attendees will be treated to four video shorts that dive into diverse residential Passive House projects in NY. Learn more.

3. WED: Deborah Moelis, Handel Architects, at the Happy Hour

Wednesday (Jan 27) Deborah Moelis, principal and founding member of Handel Architects, will join us for her first appearance at the Happy Hour. Deborah will talk about the University of Toronto PH Dorm that is underway. Deborah will explore the role that architects and consultants can play as advocates, instructors, and cheerleaders of rigorous building performance. Learn more.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 23 of the Passive House Podcast

Dennis Wedlick is a pioneer of Passive House design in the United States, harnessing its power to tackle energy poverty. In this episode, he and cohost Zack Semke talk about Dennis’ journey from working with Philip Johnson, to his residential projects in New York, to his work advocating for equitable access to high-performance buildings and energy security, especially in rural communities. Listen here.

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Fluid Applied Air Barriers: Aaron McCormack & Kevin Brennan (Tue, Jan 26)

ResArch Practice: High-Performance Homebuilders (Tue, Jan 26)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Deborah Moelis: Guiding University of Toronto to Passive House (Wed, Jan 27)

BS+Beer Show
Lighting with David Warfel (Thu, Jan 28)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Embodied Carbon: The Blindspot of the Industry (Fri, Jan 29)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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