Passive House Week In Preview: July 12

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: [email protected].

1. TUE: Craig Stevenson, Derrick Tillman & Donny Walker - Fifth & Dinwiddie

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Craig Stevenson, president of AUROS Group, Derrick Tillman, founder of BTG, and Donny Walker, the building owner, will present the technique, technology, and technical aspects of this Pittsburgh development at Construction Tech on July 13. Expect a dive into the RESET Air certification, a look at Passive House for new construction and retrofit as well as insights into the Fitwel certification. Learn more.

2. WED: Natalie Leonard - Fast, Cheap, and Net-Zero PH

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Back by popular demand, Natalie Leonard, founding partner of Passive Design Solutions, will join us for her second Global Passive House Happy Hour on July 14 to present the Sunflower Social Housing Project. The project centers at-risk women and children with 25 residential units, a community center, and a laundry. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 47 of the Passive House Podcast

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Passive House Podcast cohost Zack Semke interviews Chris Ballard, CEO of Passive House Canada. Chris took the helm of PHC in 2019 and he brings a timely skillset to the role: deep knowledge of and experience with the levers of policy and government action. Hear how PHC and Chris are accelerating Passive House adoption at the city, the provincial, and the national levels. Listen here.

4. 2021 New Gravity, Accelerated Edition


Passive House Accelerator is partnering with Green Building United for the 5th annual New Gravity housing conference: 2021 New Gravity, Accelerated Edition. New Gravity is focused on discussing and promoting policies and practices that support high-performance affordable housing. This year will feature four virtual interactive sessions ranging from technical insight on projects to broader market transformation discussions, and participants will be joining across the globe! Learn more.

Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT. Attendance is Pay What You Wish (sliding scale fee). CEUs TBA.

5. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

25th International Passive House Conference (September 10-11)
The conference is planned as an in-person event in the historical City Hall of Wuppertal, Germany, on September 10 and 11. There will also be online offerings accompanying the event to reach a global audience. "Last year's online conference opened a lot of doors for us and helped us reach even more international participants. Learn more.

Tower Retrofit Symposium 2021 Passive House Canada (September 22-23)
Across Canada, tall buildings are on the cusp of a major market shift, driven by our need to drastically reduce emissions and capture a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform deep energy retrofits. Building owners also need to reduce operating costs while providing high-performing homes and office space. Learn more.

PhiusCON Registration Open! (October 12-15)
Register by July 15 for a substantial early bird discount. For now, in person attendance is capped--so if you want to be there, don't delay. Register.

Two days, five tracks, three keynotes--Joe Lstiburek will provide the finale on Friday, October 15. We'll have the conference and preconference grids soon!

South Pacific Passive House Conference (November 25-17)

PHINZ along with APHA and AUT will host the next South Pacific Passive House Conference in Auckland, November 25th-27th this year. More details to come.

Currently, there is a call for papers. Click here to find out more.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Craig Stevenson, Derrick Tillman & Donny Walker - Fifth & Dinwiddie (Tue, July 13)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Natalie Leonard - Fast, Cheap, and Net-Zero PH (Wed, July 14)

BS + Beer Show
Building Material Pricing and Availability: Creative Approaches (Thu, July 15)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
New Gravity, Accelerated Edition, Kick-off Party (Fri, July 16)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

CPHC Training Phase II (July 12)

New York Passive House
PHPP-IP Course III (July 13)

Building Energy Exchange
Passive House Primer (July 20)

1-Day Introduction to Passive House Standard (July 21)

Australian Passive House Association 
Monash Woodside and Chancellory (July 21)

New York Passive House 
Townhall | Climate Mobilization - Act Now! (July 22)

Urban Green Council
GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green (July 22)

CPHC Exam (July 23)
Selling Passive House Building | How to make the pitch to clients with Josh Edmonds (July 27)
Mobile Office Tour with Dan Welch (July 29)
CPHB Training Phase II (August 3)
CPHC Training Phase II (August 9)

Emu Passive 
In-Person CPHT Class in Denver, CO (August 9-10)
In-Person Passive Pod Workshop for PHI and PHIUS pros in Denver, CO (August 11-12)
CPHT Exam Online/In-Person in Denver, CO (August 13)

Australian Passive House Association 
The Cost of Passive House (August 18)

Emu Passive 
Autumn Early Crew Early Bird Registration Ends (August 31)

CPHC Training Phase II (September 13)

View our full calendar here. 

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