Passive House Week In Preview: July 19

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. 2021 New Gravity, Accelerated Edition

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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.

A note to Global Passive House Happy Hour goers: 2021 New Gravity will take place in lieu of this week's Happy Hour. So please join us there instead this Wednesday!

2. TUE: Protecting Passive Building Performance

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Without quality assurance & control, what is Passive House design? Rob Hosken, principal at Building Performance Architecture, will join us at the July 20 Construction Tech to answer this question. During Rob’s presentation, Protecting Passive Building Performance, he will draw on his decades of knowledge supporting high-performance buildings. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 48 of the Passive House Podcast

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Matthew interviews Norm Horn of Envinity in State College (Pennsylvania) about Norm's path from landscape architecture student to builder to reluctant energy efficient building practitioner to full bore Passive House tradesperson and consultant. Norm is working on a 12,000 EnerPHit masonry retrofit. Listen here.

4. BONUS: Podcast Episodes from the NAPHN Conference

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Early last month we had the pleasure of attending, in person, NAPHN's hybrid conference, "Passive House for All", in New York City. (Yay for vaccines!) While there, Zack conducted 18 interviews with leaders, educators, developers, and practitioners from the hustle and bustle conference hall floor. We're publishing these interviews as bonus episodes on the Passive House Podcast. Listen here.

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
Protecting Passive Building Performance: Rob Hosken (Tue, July 20)

New Gravity 2021 - Accelerated Edition 
Collaborating on Policy Opportunities for High-Performance Affordable House (Wed, July 21)
Demonstrating Exemplary Affordable Housing in Seattle (Wed, July 21)
Public Policy Can Help Scale High Performance Affordable Housing (Thu, July 22)
Beauty of Justice: The Politics of Space and Aesthetics (Thu, July 22)

BS + Beer Show
Green since Chlorophyll: An Evolution of Environmentally Sustainable Home Design (Thu, July 22)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
GreenBuilt Home Tour with IGA LAUNCH PARTY (Fri, July 23)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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)

Zoning & Land Use (Part 2) (July 28)

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)

Phius' Certified Products Webinar featuring Michael Franco (Aug 17)

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

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

Rockwool x Passive House Canada 
Bâtiment Passif Québec (September 10)

CPHC Training Phase II (September 13)

View our full calendar here.

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