Passive House Week In Preview: May 24

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: Cooling in Passive House with Daniel Kress

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Tuesday (May 25) Daniel Kress, founder of Australia-based Smart Plus Academy, will join the Construction Tech crew for Episode 25. The hotter South Pacific climate presents unique challenges for Passive House practitioners. Daniel will dive into the tech of cooling in Passive House, including exploring how HRVs can be used to cool. Learn more.

2. WED: Owl Woods Passive House, Talina Edwards

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Wednesday (May 26) Talina Edwards will present the award-winning Owl Woods Passive House project at the Global Passive House Happy Hour. Located in Trentham, Australia, Owl Woods is designed to withstand weather conditions from ice and snow to temperatures that top 100°F (40°C). Talina's pioneering Passive House work combines building-science and biophilic design. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 40 of the Passive House Podcast

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Guest co-hosts Mary James and Ilka Cassidy talk with architect Petra Wörner, managing partner of wörner traxler richter, about heading up the design of the world’s first hospital targeting the international Passive House standard. Listen here.

4. Save the Date: Spring Conferences & Summits

Energy Efficiency Finance Forum by ACEEE (May 25-26)
Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) to explore the vital role that financing will play in cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs. 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!

Passive House Open Days 2021 (June 25-27)
Are you enthusiastic about the Passive House concept and its advantages? Then take part in the Open Days and motivate others to join the movement by sharing your knowledge and experiences! Learn more.

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Daniel Kress: Cooling for Passive House (Tue, May 25)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Talina Edwards: Owl Woods Passive House (Wed, May 26)

Passive House Canada 
Building Conversations with Chris Ballard (Wed, May 26)

New York Passive House
Retrofit Solutions and Design Opportunities for the NYC Townhouse (Thu, May 27)

BS* + Beer Show
High Performance in the City (Thu, May 27)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
NAPHN Passive House For All Conference Preview Party (Fri, May 28)

phiusGEB - Net Zero for the Renewable Future (Tue, June 15)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Building Energy Exchange 
Climate Mobilization Act Series: Green Roofs as Equity Infrastructure (May 25)
Passive House Primer (May 25)

WUFI Passive for Beginners (May 27)

Australian Passive House Association 
ProClima Demonstration: Airtightness Installation Training (May 28)

Passive House Canada 
Controlling Water on Roofs and Below Grade (May 28)

Passive House School 
Certified Passive House Tradesperson/Designer (May 28-30)

Passive House Canada 
Introduction to Passive House High-Performance Buildings (June 1-10)
Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification 150 Series (June 2)
Pathway to Passive House Designer/ Consultant Certification 120 Series (June 7)
Cold Climate Webinar Series (June 9)

Australian Passive House Association 
Certified Passive House Designer Course (June 1-24)
Certified Passive House Trades Person Course (June 3- July 15)

CPHC Training Phase II (June 7)

Live-Online CPHD Training (June 16-17, 24-25)

CPHB Training Phase II (June 21)

Passive House Canada
Built in Canada: Lessons Learned from Passive House Projects (June 25)

CPHC Training Phase II (July 12)

1-Day Introduction to Passive House Standard (July 21)

View our full calendar here.

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