Passive House Week in Preview: March 29

March 29, 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: Scott Farbman at Construction Tech Tuesday

Tuesday (Mar 30) building analyst at dbHMS Scott Farbman will join the Construction Tech Crew to talk about the First PHIUS Rehab project in Chicago. Scott works with teams to create data-driven design and building systems decisions for ultra-efficient buildings. He also performs technical reviews of LEED and Passive House buildings. Learn more.

2. WED: Silvergreen Project at the Global PH Happy Hour

Wednesday (Mar 31) Shannon Pendleton, Ilka Cassidy, and Angela Iraldi will present on the Silvergreen Passive House project at the Global Passive House Happy Hour. The Silvergreen project is a PHIUS+ 2018 precertified Passive House project utilizing prefabricated elements, factory-installed windows, and ecological landscape design. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 32 of the Passive House Podcast

Matthew interviews Kate Nason, CPHD and Passive House pioneer in Melbourne, Australia. She works for the international environmental design consultancy, Atelier Ten. She’s also a director of partnerships and major events on the board of the Australian Passive House Association and a part-time tutor at the University of Melbourne. Catch her conversation about her journey into architecture, how she discovered Passive House, and her vision for the future of her industry in Australia. Listen here.

4. THURS: Cross-Pollinator Event Moderated by Mark Wille

The Second Quarter of 2021 is already quickly approaching. Time flies when you have your nose to the Passive House grindstone. What’s next for building science and Passive House socials and community-building? Let’s plot Passive House promulgation for Q2 and beyond! Join us on April 1 to talk about what’s next for Building Science and Passive House community online socials. Register.

5. SAVE THE DATE: Spring Conferences & Summits

PHIUS Mechanical Summit (April 19–22)
Registration is now open for the PHIUS Mechanical Summit! The summit will feature pre-recorded sessions and live panel discussions. Each day of the Summit will cover one of four main topics in an effort to bring more awareness to what components and practices can create a solid mechanical system across different climates. Register here.

Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity (April 20–23)
This spring the International Living Future Institute will host its annual conference virtually. The Conference address the drivers of climate change and the structural inequities in the built environment. The second day will host ILFI’s first Spanish language track course focused on the needs of Latin America, justice, and building resilience. Attendees can also expect seminars on policy, finance, technology, and a product expo. Register here.

Passive House For All: North American Passive House Network (June 10–11)
This hybrid (in-person + virtual) conference will center around the accessibility of Passive House. Attendees can expect the usual programming such as specialized technical, process, and policy of Passive House with a specific emphasis on environmental, health, and social crises. Register here. P.S more affordable rates are available for students this year!

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
PHirst PHIUS Rehab Chicago: Scott Farbman (Tue, March 30)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Silvergreen Project: Shannon Pendleton, Ilka Cassidy, Angela Iraldi (Wed, March 31)

BS+Beer Show
Book Club: Essential Building Science with Jacab Deva Racusin (Thu, April 1)

PHA, #BS Friday, Passive House Canada, + BS & Beer Show
Cross Pollinator Event Moderated by Mark Wille (Thu, April 1)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Reduce Carbon Footprint and Maximize Comfort with Off-Site (Fri, April 2)

Passive House Accelerator Summits
Policy Summit I: New Construction (Mon, April 26)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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

Studio for High-Performance Design and Construction
Wood Stoves in High-Performance Houses — Building Science Discussion Series (March 31)

North American Passive House Network
Certified Passive House Designer Training (March 31- April 2)

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

World Resource Institute
Undaunted by COVID-19: 2020 City Clean Energy Trends & Stories (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
120A Series: Passive House Design & Construction (April 6)
Cold Climate Webinar Series (April 7)

Passive House California
Evidence-Based Performance (April 8)

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

Studio for High-Performance Design and Construction
Indoor Air Quality — Building Science Discussion Series (April 21)

PHIUS+ Rater Training (April 26)

Passive House Canada
Building for Sustainability with Chris Ballard (April 22)
Built In Canada: Lessons Learned From PH Projects (April 30)

View our full calendar here.

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