Passive House Week in Preview: Jan 4

January 04, 2021


Happy first Monday of 2021! Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week.

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1. TUE: Alex Hebert of BCIT at Construction Tech Tuesday

Our first Construction Tech Tuesday of 2021 features guest Alex Hebert of British Columbia Institute of Technology and its ZEB Learning Centre. We’ll dive into how to construct the high performance building mockups that help ensure successful builds, plus more from the lab. Learn more.

2. WED: Michael Ingui of Baxt Ingui Architects at Happy Hour

From now to the day we decarbonize the global building stock, every year needs to be the “year of the deep energy retrofit”, so what better way to ring in the year 2021 than with a Passive House Plus retrofit of a historic brownstone in a New York City landmark district? Michael Ingui will be joined by special guest Cory Herrala, Director of Preservation at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 20 of the Passive House Podcast

Daniel Kress joins Passive House Podcast cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh to discuss his work at Smart Plus Academy, the educational consultancy that Daniel founded and directs, as well as his work promulgating Passive House in Australia and beyond. This chat is full of Passive House communications gold from Daniel. Listen here.

4. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Alex Hebert, British Columbia Institute of Technology (Tue, Jan 5)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Michael Ingui, Baxt Ingui Architects (Wed, Jan 6)

BS+Beer Show
Living Building Challenge Case Study with Michael Klement (Thu, Jan 7)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Cristi May: “STEP CODE” Go Beyond from BC to YOU (Fri, Jan 8)

Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson (Thu, Jan 14)

5. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Canada
120 Series Pathway to Passive House Certification (Jan 11)

Building Energy Exchange
Passive House Primer (Jan 13)

New Heat Pump Technologies to the Rescue (Jan 19)

Building Energy Exchange
Climate Mobilization Act Primer (Jan 26)

View our full calendar here.

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