Passive House Week in Preview: March 8

March 08, 2021


Happy International Women’s Day 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. REGISTER: She Who Constructs Summit (Tonight, March 8)

Join us on March 8th, International Women’s/Womxn’s day, in a discussion of Passive House construction careers and gender as six panelists present on their construction pathways, mentoring experiences, and how Passive House and technological changes are affecting their careers. Learn more.

  • Josie Costantini, Schilthuis Construction
  • Beth Campbell, Unity Homes
  • Kat Campbell, New Frameworks
  • Anna Heath, Maine Passive House
  • M‑C MacPhee, Endeavour Centre
  • Deborah Fields, Cascade Built
  • Introduction by Ilka Cassidy, Holzraum System

Register here. March 8, 7pm EST | 4pm PST. Free.

2. TUE: Sandra Rohler, Little Mountain Cohousing in Vancouver

Tuesday (Mar 9), the Construction Tech crew welcomes Sandra Rohler, a German-Canadian Architect with Cornerstone Architecture. Join us for Sandra’s presentation on the technology, technique, and technical aspects of her latest project, Little Mountain Cohousing in Vancouver, and her insight into high-performance tradespersons training. Learn more.

3. WED: Manon Meskens, Belgian Retrofit Case Studies

On Wednesday (Mar 10), Manon Meskens, architect director of A2M New York City, will present two Belgian retrofit case studies. Manon’s Passive House experience spans small, residential projects to large-scale, urban plannings throughout Europe. Join us to hear the details and lessons learned from these retrofit case studies in Belgium. Learn more.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 29 of the Passive House Podcast

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Mary James and Ilke Cassidy kick off their once-a-month guest cohosting of the Passive House Podcast with an interview with Nina Sharifi and Gabrielle Brainard. The four discuss Nina and Gabrielle’s envelope retrofit guide project, the overlap of architecture and technology in Passive House project delivery, and the experience of women in the industry. Listen here.

5. 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.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Passive House Accelerator Summits
She Who Constructs: Women/xn in Passive House Trades (Mon, March 8)

Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Sandar Rohler, Little Mountain Cohousing (Tue, March 9)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Manon Meskens, Belgian Retrofit Case Studies (Wed, March 10)

BS+Beer Show
Building Monitoring, Kohta Ueno and Ben Bogie (Thu, March 11

Building of Excellence Award Ceremony (Thu, March 11)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Application of Building Science with Rotho Blaas (Fri, March 12)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

New York Passive House
Marketing Passive House (March 9)

International Passive House Association
Project Spotlight: Educational buildings in the UK (March 10)

North American Passive House Association
Ventilation, High Performance, & Passive House (March 10)

New York Passive House
Mass Timber + PH: All Timber Neighborhood in Berlin (March 11)

PHIUS+ 2021 Prescriptive Path Launch (March 11)

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)

View our full calendar here.

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