Passive House Week in Preview: November 2

November 02, 2020


Happy Monday! 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. WED: Global PH Happy Hour with Jennifer Hogan

This Wednesday (Nov 4) Jennifer Hogan of Pretium, the consulting engineers on the project, will describe the phased EnerPHit Passive House retrofit of the Stepwise Tower Retrofit in Ontario. For a sneak preview, read Andrew Peel’s feature on the project from the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Passive House Buildings Magazine. Register Here.

2. NOW LIVE: Episode Eleven of Passive House Podcast

Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Ken Levenson, Executive Director of the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN). Matthew and Ken explore Ken’s early architecture practice in New York in the 80s and 90s, his climate awakening after watching “An Inconvenient Truth,” and his later discovery of Passive House in 2009. Listen here.

3. REGISTER: Passive House Prefab Summit Nov 12

Prefabrication and Passive House are obvious partners, both geared for delivering superior efficiency and predictable performance. Attend the Accelerator’s first Prefab Summit on November 12 to find out which companies are delivering which products to your area. Learn from industry leaders about what makes prefabricated systems cost-effective. Register here.

4. HOW TO: Send Us Your Passive House Project Tour Videos!

Shaun St-Amour lays down how to make a Passive House project tour video in under 3 mins. Now it’s your turn! Email us at


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend International Passive House Associations virtual Open Days events November 6–8! Forget the plane tickets and take a virtual trip to checkout Passive House projects around the world on iPHA’s Map of global Open Days houses. Participating organizations include:

Passive House Canada Open Days

Passive House California Open Days

NAPHN Open Days

Passivhaus Trust Open Days

6. TUNE IN: Fall Conferences

7. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Jennifer Hogan: Stepwise Tower Retrofit (Wed, Nov 4)

NAPHN Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson
An Intro To Passive House (Thu, Nov 5)

Fine Home Building’s BS+Beer Show
BS + BBQ: Hot Climate Issues with Matt Risinger, Armando Cobo and Kristof Irwin (Thu, Nov 5)

Dave Cooper & Mark Wille
#BS Friday Transforming the Indoor Environment with Bill & Prudence (Fri Nov 6)

Passive House Prefab Summit (Thu Nov 12)

8. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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