Passive House Week In Preview: November 1

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. The featured project above is Corvette Landing. The project team included RDH Building Science. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

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1. TUE: Passive House Crash Course For Students

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On Tuesday, November 2 (10 am PT/ 2pm ET), Passive House Accelerator is partnering with the AIAS chapter from New York Institute of Technology to bring students a free and open-to-all crash course in Passive House design and careers. This 1-hour lunchtime special will take a dive into the design principles that drive Passive House performance, the wide range of building typologies possible, and how to become a certified Passive House designer or consultant.

Come learn how to design homes and buildings that are safer for people and better for the planet. While this course is tailored to design, architecture, engineering students we welcome all students interested in creating a career out of climate action. Register here.

2. TUE: SIMM Part 2 with Steve Hessler & Ilka Cassidy

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On November 2 Ilka Cassidy and Steve Hessler return to dive into the SIMM™ (single integrated manufacturing model) method of prefabrication pioneered by Holzraum System. Ilka, guest cohost for the Passive House Podcast, is a principal and envelope consultant at Holzraum with experience in energy modeling and sustainable design. Steve, a structural-thermal envelope designer at Holzraum, has experience in project management, construction, and residential design (check out Steve’s SIMM Part 1 presentation here)Learn more.

3. WED: Thoughtful Rebuild After a Devastating Fire Season

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Last fall the CZU Lightning Complex fire destroyed over nine hundred homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The devastating loss affected an area already dealing with a housing shortage and affordability crisis. On November 3, Jonah Stanford, Charlotte Lagarde, and JD Scott of B. PUBLIC Prefab will share the story of one family rebuilding with rapid timelines and high-performance expectations: Passive House performance with a foam-free assembly. The first design meeting was in March 2021 and the project’s structural/thermal envelope was installed in September. Learn more.

4. FRI: International Passive House Days at Engine 16

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Join us on Friday, November 5 (11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, 7pm BST) for an action-packed, virtual kick-off of International Passive House Days. Here's what we'll have on tap for you:

  1. A live, virtual tour of the Engine 16 Passive House retrofit of an historic firehouse in Manhattan, guided by Michael Ingui and Amy Failla of Baxt Ingui Architects and Kevin Brennan of Brennan Brennan Airtightness & Insulation. Includes an interactive Q&A with the tour guides.

  2. An introduction by Ken Levenson of The Passive House Network to the Passive House Open Houses being hosted across the United States as part of the International Passive House Days that weekend, November 5-7.

  3. A survey by Carl Halbach of International Passive House Association of the Passive House video tours on offer from around the world as part of International Passive House Days.

Hankering for some firsthand Passive House exposure? We've got you covered. See you on November 5! Register.

5. NOW LIVE: Episode 59 of the Passive House Podcast

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Matthew interviews Luke Kellett, Director of Kellett Design Group based in Western Australia, about his Passive House practice, and the challenges and opportunities for Passive House adoption in the WA market. Listen here.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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Passive House Accelerator x AIAS 
Crash Course For Students (Tue, Nov 2)

Construction Tech Tuesday 
SIMM Part 2: Steve Hessler & Ilka Cassidy (Tue, Nov 2)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Thoughtful Rebuild After a Devasting Fire Season: Bonny Doon, B.PUBLIC (Wed, Nov 3)

BS  & Beer Show
On-site Backup Power and Energy Storage (Thu, Nov 4)

Passive House Network x Passive House Accelerator
Virtual Open Days at Engine 16 (Fri, Nov 5)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
The Client & The Contractor Relationship - Aarow Building (Fri, Nov 5)

International Passive House Institute 
International Passive House Days (Fri-Sun Nov 5-7)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Canada
120A Passive House Design and Construction (November 1)
120B Understanding and Working with PHPP (November 2)

International Passive House Association 
Project Spotlight: Sinfonia Experience in Large Scale Retrofit (November 3)

Building Energy Exchange 
Climate Mobilization Act Series: What About Affordable Housing? (November 4)

New York Passive House 
Product Showcase | Thermally-Broken Shelf Angles (November 4)

Passive House Canada 
Control of Air – Air Barrier Systems and Material Selection (November 5)

Smart Plus Academy 
ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course (November 11 - December 11)

Phius+ Rater Training (November 8)
Retrofit Certifications – Guidelines for REALIZE and ABC Collaborative (November 9)

Building Energy Exchange 
Passive House Primer (November 16)

Emu Passive 
Passive Pod Workshop (November 17, 18)

New York Passive House
Product Showcase | Air Source Heat Pumps: Mitshubishi Electric Products (November 18)

CPHC Exam (November 19)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Exam (November 19)

Smart Plus Academy 
ONLINE Passive House Designer/Consultant Course (November 22 - December 2)

Passive House Canada
Controlling Water on Roofs and Below-Grade (November 26)
PHPP Expert (November 30)

WUFI (December 2)
CPHC Training II (December 6)
CPHC Exam (December 17)

View our full calendar here.

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