Passive House Week In Preview: November 15

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. The featured project above is the Ellis Passive House. The project team included ZeroEnergy Design. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

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1. TUE: Philly Green Roof Solar Tour

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Join Ron Celentano as he shares the technical, technique, and technology of a creative rooftop solar array in Philadelphia. On the November 16 episode of Construction Tech Tuesday, Ron will talk through the orientation, details, and site management of some of the most high profile Passive House projects in the United States. Ron has worked on solar for Onion Flat’s Passive House buildings in Philadelphia including Front Flats, Stable Flats, Belfield, and Capital Flats. A PV industry consultant at Celentano Energy Services, Ron began in the solar energy field in the late 1970’s. Get the Zoom Link here.

2. WED: 1000+ Passive House Units in Spain (EARLIER Showtime)

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NOTE: This special Europe-centered Showcase will run EARLIER than our regularly scheduled Showcases: 11am PST, 2pm EST, 7pm GMT, and 8pm CET

Passive House design is becoming the new normal in some Spanish regions like Zaragoza, where nowadays it is common for construction agents to use the term “Passive House quality” to advertise their products. On Wednesday, November 17, Ángel Sánchez and Clara Lorente join us from the Spanish firm Grupo Lobe to share their journey to 1,000+ units of Passive Housing. Clara is an architect and Ángel is a buildering engineer. The duo both specialize in energy efficiency, comfort, and Passive House. Get the Zoom Link Here.

3. THU: Building Performance Interactive Episode 2

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The second episode of our UK/Ireland-based Building Performance Interactive, "MMC - Offsite TF Construction from Start to Finish" will address modern methods of construction (MMC) and the significant role it plays in maximizing building performance and reducing carbon footprint, for more sustainable developments.

To illustrate this point, cohosts Mike Jacob, Ben Adam-Smith and Hugh Whiriskey will visit the Ktf Keenan Timber Frame factory. John Keenan and Lawrence Taylor of Ktf will talk about the design, and the manufacturing process of most popular timber frame systems, providing a real perspective on how standardised designs can be incorporated into projects to achieve scale. Thursday, November 18, 2pm GMT (9am EST). Register now.

4. REGISTER: Partel Component Spotlight Monday, Nov 22

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Sustainable high-performance buildings require waterproof, breathable air and windtight solutions. Hugh Whiriskey, Technical Director of Partel will introduce the new EXOPERM MONO SA 250 – an advanced vapor-permeable self-adhesive membrane, based on proven Monolithic Technology. Partel's Hugh Whiriskey will discuss the product design, benefits of the self-adhesive properties, and applications that can provide a long operational lifetime, reliability, and convenience of installation. Expect a technical component approach and be prepared to identify weather tightness strategies to design and develop a durable building fabric. Join us and identify the appropriate protective air barrier system while exploring Partel EXOPERM MONO SA 250 applications. Register.

5. NOW LIVE: Episode 61 of the Passive House Podcast

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Passive House Podcast cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews architects John Tallis and Julia Thomas, founders of Our FabHaus, the Australia-based Passive House prefab company. The three discuss John and Julia's design and manufacturing model, their motivations for bringing prefab to Passive House (and vice versa), their first built projects, and their plans for the future. Listen here.

6. ALSO LIVE: Bonus Podcast Episodes from PhiusCon 2021

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Podcast cohost Zack Semke conducted a series of interviews with Passive House leaders and practitioners while at PhiusCon 2021 last month, thanks to support from ROCKWOOL North America. We're rolling them out over the course of the next couple of weeks. Listen to the latest.

7. Passivhaus Trust Winter Conference

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Join Passivhaus Trust for the winter 2021 UK Passivhaus Conference, dedicated to exploring the latest best practice & delving into cutting-edge research developments. The online event will take place immediately after COP26 on 25 November & 2 December.  After exploring the bigger picture of the climate emergency in Glasgow, we shall be driving down into the technical & practical aspects of putting net-zero pledges into action. Learn more.

8. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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Construction Tech Tuesday 
Philly Green Roof Solar Tour (Tue, Nov 16)

Global Passive House Showcase 
1000+ Passive House Units in Spain: Grupo Lobe (Wed, Nov 17)

BS  & Beer Show
Refrigerants: What are we doing? What should we be doing? With Jon Harrod and Bryan Orr (Thu, Nov 18)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Builders for Climate Acton Part 2 with Chris Magwood (Fri, Nov 19)

9. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Network 
CPHD On-Demand Trainings 

Building Energy Exchange 
Passive House Primer (November 16)

Passive House Network
Beneficial Electrification: Connecting Climate Justice & Decarbonization (November 16)

Emu Passive 
Registration and "Exam Prep" Deadline (November 16)
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)

Passive House Network 
Factoring in Electrification: Designs for a Renewable Energy Grid (December 8)
Passive House Window Training (December 8)

Building Energy Exchange 
Performance-Based Ventilation Design for Health, Efficiency, & Compliance (December 9)

CPHC Exam (December 17)

View our full calendar here.

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