Passive House Week in Preview: March 15

March 15, 2021


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:

1. TUE: Ed May & Amy Failla at Construction Tech Tuesday

Tomorrow (Mar 16) Ed May, bldgtyp, and Amy Failla, Baxt Ingui Architects, will join us at Construction Tech Tuesday. The duo will team up to present on The Road To Excellence for Passive House. Expect to get into the technical, technique, and technology of Passive House with Ed, Amy, and the crew. Learn more.

2. WED: Preserved Wood with Kim Walton at the Happy Hour

On Wednesday (Mar 17) Kim Walton, Bow Crow Design, will present on preserved wood foundations and Passive House. Learn more. Plus! This event will mark the one-year anniversary of the Global Passive House Happy Hour. We’ll kick the night off with a brief, fun “paper plate awards” ceremony. Submit your award or award-winner nominations here.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 30 of the Passive House Podcast

For this week’s episode, Zack interviews Laura Nettleton about her experience in large Passive House retrofits, her belief that successful climate solutions will come down to behavior more than technology, and her singular focus on retrofits as a buildings-based approach to climate action. It’s an inspiring message that you won’t want to miss. Listen here.

4. SUBMIT: PH Happy Hour Paper Plate Awards March 17

We want to hear creative “paper plate award” ideas to celebrate 52 weeks (1 year!) of Global Passive Passive House Happy Hours. Think ”most slides presented in the least amount of time,” “coolest affordable project,” “most inquisitive attendee”, etc.

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Ed May & Amy Failla: The Road to Excellence (Tue, March 16)

Passive House Canada
Building Conversations with Chris Ballard (Wed, March 17)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Kim Walton: Preserved Wood Foundations + PH (Wed, March 17)

BS+Beer Show
Aesthetics Vs Performance: James Hartford & Robert Swinburne (Thu, March 18)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Offsite Construction with ENTEKRA (Fri, March 18)

Passive House Canada
In the House: Online Social Series (Thu, March 25)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Greece
Ventilation with HRV Residential, in Greek (March 16)

Passive House Canada
320 Understanding Building Codes (March 18)

New York Passive House
Product Showcase, More Than R Value | Rockwool (March 18)

AIA New York
Thermal Bridge and Code Compliance (March 18)

PHIUS+ Rater Training (March 22)

North American Passive House Network
Certified Passive House Designer Training (March 24–25, March 31- April 2)

Emu Systems
Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course Spring (March 25)

International Passive House Association
iPHA Q&A with PHI: PHPP, DesignPH and Tools with Jan Steiger (March 30)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus
Passive House Design Course, Spanish Speaking (April 1)

PHIUS+ Verifier Training April 5 (April 5)
CPHB Training Phase II April 6 (April 6)
PHIUS CPHC Training Phase II (April 12)

Passive House Canada
Cold Climate Webinar Series (April 7)

Western Retail Lumber Association
From the Ground Up: Passive House Canada (April 13)

Passive House Canada
Built In Canada: Lessons Learned From PH Projects (April 30)

View our full calendar here.

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