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: Student Wall Assembly Competition Takeaways
Connor Malloy joins us at the June 29 Construction Tech Tuesday to talk about the 2nd annual Wall Assembly Competition - Student Edition! This building science head-to-head face off wrapped up earlier this year, and Connor will share some key takeaways from the competition that we are dying to share with our Construction Tech community. Learn more.
2. WED: Measured vs. Modeled with James Ortega PHIUS
At the June 30 Global Passive House Happy Hour James Ortega will present the results from 2 years of monitoring data of a low-rise senior living facility in New Hampshire. James, a licensed architect and self-proclaimed building science data nerd, is the Project Certification Manager for PHIUS and a member of their Technical Committee. Learn more.
3. NOW LIVE: Episode 45 of the Passive House Podcast
Matthew interviews Shaun St-Amour, education and outreach expert at 475 High Performance Building Supply, Passive House evangelist, and a frequent fixture at Passive House Accelerator as Q&A Concierge at the Global Passive House Happy Hour and Co-host of Construction Tech Tuesday. Listen here.
4. COMPONENT SPOTLIGHT: Landmarked Restorations with Zola Windows (Thursday)
Join Zola Windows’ Sam McAfee on Thursday, July 1 (1pm Eastern/ 10am Pacific) for a special Passive House Component Spotlight focused on high performance window and door solutions for restorations of landmarked buildings.
With U-value requirements changing at New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and in other jurisdictions in the Northeast and beyond, Zola has crafted a whole home fenestration solution that meets the most stringent historic preservation goals while delivering Passive House-level efficiency, comfort, and quiet. Register here.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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!
7. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings
Policy Chats: Building Electrification (Mon, June 28)
Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Connor Malloy: Student Wall Assembly Competition Takeaways (Tue, June 29)
Global Passive House Happy Hour
James Ortega: Measured vs. Modeled (Wed, June 30)
Passive House Component Spotlight
Landmarked Restoration: Zola Windows (Thu, July 1)
BS + Beer Show
Living Building Challenge Case Study: The Kendeda Building at the Georgia Tech University (Thu, July 1)
#BS (Building Science) Fridays
ACT Three with Doug Farr of Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design (Fri, July 2)
8. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House TrainingsNYSERDA
Passive House New Zealand
Marketing Passive House (June 29)
Passive House Califonia
Better Building Coach, Small Planet Supply (June 29)
Peel Passive House Consulting
Certified Passive House Designer Course (July 6-29)
International Passive House Association
Project Spotlight: How to Develop Sustainable Urban Neighborhood (July 7)
CPHC Training Phase II (July 12)
1-Day Introduction to Passive House Standard (July 21)
Urban Green Council
GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green (July 22)
CPHB Training Phase II (August 3)
In-Person CPHT Class in Denver, CO (August 9-10)
In-Person Passive Pod Workshop for PHI and PHIUS pros in Denver, CO (Aug 11-12)
CPHT Exam Online/In-Person in Denver, CO (August 13)
CPHC Training Phase II (September 13)
View our full calendar here.