Please 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 Millhaus.
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1. TUE: Tools for Tackling Embodied Carbon
As the design community has made great strides in reducing operational carbon, how can we also address the emissions associated with building materials and construction and the full life cycle of our projects? Join us on January 25 for an in-depth session focusing on the growing list of tools available to designers to measure, compare and reduce the embodied carbon on projects. Steph Carlisle, senior researcher at the Carbon Leadership Forum, will discuss how to pick the right tool for your project and workflow, discuss where LCA data comes from, and give a brief introduction to the science of life cycle assessment models that underpins this type of analysis. Get the Construction Tech Zoom Link.
2. WED: McQuesten Lofts, From Humble to High Performance
McQuesten Lofts at Parkdale Landing is a four-story new urban infill development in Ontario’s industrial heartland. On January 26 Emma Cubitt, principal of Invizij Architects, Graham Cubitt, director of project and development at Indwell, and Greg Leskien, vice president of design and field services at Zon Engineering, will present the McQuesten project. During their presentation, the team will highlight key learnings from the design & construction of the 50 unit affordable housing project that includes a new public library branch. Covering architectural details and specifications, related costs, and first-year energy monitoring results expect a deep dive into the ins and outs of this Phius-certified mixed-use project. Get the Showcase Zoom Link.
3. THU: Building Performance Episode 4, New Build in the UK
On Thursday, January 27, the fourth episode of the Building Performance Interactive will focus on super-insulated airtight timber frame construction to accelerate strategic design and development of Passive House projects. Expertise, fast building techniques, along with high-quality and energy-saving materials are required in assuring high performance. To illustrate this point, we will visit the construction site of a new build Passive House in the UK to speak with Adrian Williamson and Lee Broomhall involved in the process. Register.
4. NOW LIVE: Episode 71 of the Passive House Podcast
Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Amy Tankard, the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Te Tōpūtanga o te Whare Korou ki Aotearoa - Passive House Institute NZ. Coming from a background of management and HR, the appointment of Amy by the board of PHINZ marked a concerted effort to consolidate the growth of Passive House in Aotearoa New Zealand. Like many affiliate organizations around the world, PHINZ began as a small group of passionate volunteers and has evolved into an important entity leading Passive House education and advocacy. Listen here.
5. FEB: Our Weekly Shows Become "Passive House Live"
We’ve got some big programming news at the Accelerator. Beginning the first week of February we will combine the Construction Tech and the Global Passive House Showcase series under one umbrella: Passive House Live. Passive House Live will take place each Wednesday at 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific. The Project Showcase edition of Passive House Live will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and the Construction Tech edition will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings
Intro to THERM Workshop (January 24)
CPHT Training Live in Austin & On-Demand (January 24)
International Passive House Association
Climate Neutrality in Exist in Buildings - How do we do it? (January 25)
California Energy Design Assistance
New Construction Done Right: Strategies to Improve Efficiency in Buildings (January 26)
Passivhaus Retrofit Masterclass lecture series: Introduction (January 27)
Passive House Network
Regenerative Construction Ecosystems: wood-symposium (January 26-7)
Introduction to Passive House (February 2)
Introduction to Passive House Trades (February 2)
Smart Plus Academy
Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course (February 7)
Phius Builder Trainer (February 7)
Passive House Canada
Achieving the Passive House Standard for Existing Buildings (February 7)
A Pattern Language from Passive House (February 8)
BS & Beer Show
At IBS in Orlando for The BS + Beer Show, Live! Control layers with Carl Seville and Michael Anschel (February 8)
At IBS in Orlando for The BS + Beer Show, Live! State of the Industry with Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Christine Williamson (February 9)
Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant (February 11)
Phius+ Rater Training (February 19)
CPHT Live in Arvada, Colorado (February 28)
BS & Beer Show
Photovoltaic Nuts + Bolts with Will Field and Vaughan Woodruff of Revision Energy (March 3)
Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant Exam (March 18)
View our full calendar here.