Passive House Week In Preview: July 26

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. This week's project is the Waynflete School designed by Simmons Architects. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

Do you have Passive House news that we should share in a future edition? Email us at: [email protected].

1. TUE: Gary Klein, Passive House Plumbing Part II

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Gary Klein, our favorite hot water expert, returns to Construction Tech on July 27. Gary will dive into flow rates, the hot water high-performance riddle, water pressure, and more through the lens of designing for hot water. You can catch Gary Klein’s first Construction Tech Episode, Reducing the Time-to-Tap, on the Accelerator’s website. Learn more.

2. WED: U of Arizona Solar Decathlon Student Projects

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On July 28 we will welcome University of Arizona architecture students Tayler Forsberg, Noëlle Van Lerberghe, Rachel Schultz, and Ellie Franzen to present their Solar Decathlon projects. Check out what they have cooked up during the July 28 Global Passive House Happy Hour. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 49 of the Passive House Podcast

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Matthew interviews Mark Wille, Carpenter and Storyteller with Tstud and Cohost of Passive House Accelerator's Construction Tech, about Mark's lumberyard childhood, his early adoption of green building, and the opportunities for scaling up Passive House construction. 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
Passive House Plumbing Part II: Gary Klein (Tue, July 27)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Solar Decathlon: University of Arizona Architecture Students (Wed, July 28)

BS + Beer Show
Building Science Conspiracy Theories (Thu, July 29)

Mobile Office Virtual Tour With Dan Welch (Thu, July 29)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Mike Schaefer Electrification & Ventilation Growth (Fri, July 30)

Market Demand; Who’s Buying What We’re Selling? (Wed, Aug 11)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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)

CPHD On-Demand Course (August 6)

Certified Passive House Consultant 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)

Certified Passive House Consultant Exam (August 20)

Smart Plus Academy 
Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer Course (August 23 - September 14)
CPHT Course (August 27 - September 17)

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

Smart Plus Academy 
CPHT Course (Sept 4 - 12)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (September 7 - 16)

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

Certified Passive House Consultant Training Phase II (September 13)

CPHT Training (September 19 - 30)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Training (September 30 - November 11)

PHIUS+ Verifier Training (October 18)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (October 19 - November 9)

PHIUS+ Rater Training (November 18)

View our full calendar here.