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May 3, 2021

Passive House Week In Preview: May 3

Passive House Week In Preview: May 3

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: hello@passivehouseaccelerator.com

1. TUE: Kyle Macht at Construction Tech Tuesday

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Tomorrow (May 4) the Construction Tech Crew will be joined by Kyle Macht for episode 24. Kyle has expertise in building science, construction technology, construction management, and residential design. This breadth of knowledge helps Kyle to renovate, design, and build sustainable Passive solar homes for clients of Macht Architecture. Learn more.

2. WED: Time Eian, Lexington Parkway Passive House Plus

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Wednesday (May 5) Tim Eian—the founder of TE Studio, a Minneapolis-based architecture firm dedicated to Passive House designs—will present the Lexington Parkway Passive House Plus at the Global Passive House Happy Hour. Tim is a detail-driven designer taking residential buildings to a new level of sustainability by designing to the (PHI) PH standard. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 37 of the Passive House Podcast

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On Episode 37 of the Passive House Podcast, guest co-hosts Mary James and Ilka Cassidy interview Katie Faulkner, founder of WestFaulkner, an office with a mission for sustainable design. She is also a director at PT-Tech, a division of Placetailor in Boston whose initial focus is on the design and prefabrication of retrofit panels for triple decker homes. Listen here.

4. Save the Date: Spring Conferences & Summits

BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 (May 5-7) 
This annual conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy will be held virtually this year. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Sessions are curated by a volunteer NESEA-Member content committee to ensure that conference sessions are genuinely useful to attendees. Register here.

Passivhaus Conference of America (May 10)
Insituto Latinoamerico Passivhaus virtual conference is a free event! Expect conversations from representatives of national and subnational governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions, and civil society about the role of Passive House in recouping economies from the COVID19 pandemic and the increasing effects of climate change. Register here.

Resilence in Canada: A Passive House Accelerator Summit (May 20)
Passive Buildings Canada and Passive House Canada join forces with Passive House Accelerator to present Resilience in Canada, exploring community and building resilience through three Passive House projects in Canada. 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!

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings 

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Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech Tuesday
Kyle Macht: Teufel Passive House Project (Tue, May 4)

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Tim Eian: Lexington Parkway Passive House Plus (Wed, May 5)

RAiNA
New York City Building Code Modifications (Thu, May 6)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Architecture, Engineering and Construction Innovation with Zack Semke of Passive House Accelerator (Fri, May 7)

AIANY 
Meet AIANY's Highly Rated Candidates for Mayor (Fri, May 14)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Canada
Pathway to Designer/Consultant Certification (120P) (May 3)

International Passive House Association
Project Spotlight: The scope of Passive House buildings in China (May 5)

Passive House Canada 
Passive House 101 with Chris Ballard & Marine Sanchez (May 5)

PHIUS 
CPHB Training Phase II (May 10)

Building Energy Exchange
Climate Mobilization Act Series (May 11)

Passive House Canada 
Cold Climate Webinar Series #2 (May 12)

New York Passive House
Product Showcase | Thermally Broken Shelf Angles (May 13)

Passivhaus Trust
Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Procurement Tutorials (May 12, 19, 26 & June 2, 9, 16, 23)
Getting to Net Zero (May 14)

PHIUS
Members-Only Office Hours WUFI Passive with John Loercher (May 14)
Making the Invisible Visible: Realizing Value for Passive House Benefits (May 18)

North American Passive House Association
1-Day Intro to Passive House (May 19)

Emu 
Passive Pod Workshop (May 19-20)
Passive House Tradesperson Exam (May 21)

PHIUS 
WUFI Passive for Beginners (May 27)
CPHC Training Phase II (June 7)

View our full calendar here.

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