Passive House Week In Preview: November 29

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 University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining. The project team included Perkins+Will, RDH Building Science, and Integral Group. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

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1. Beverly Craig to Host Our Global PH Showcase (Dec - Feb)

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We are happy to announce that Beverly Craig, Senior Program Manager of Low & Moderate Income Programs at MassCEC (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center), will host our Global Passive House Showcase programs from December 2021 through February 2022. Many in the Passive House Accelerator community know Bev as a mover and shaker in the Passive House policy and market adoption fronts, an engaging leader and speaker, and a deep thinker about building decarbonization. We're so happy to have her join us, starting at this Wednesday's program! (See #3 below.)

2. TUE: Solar Education for Philadelphia High School Students

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The Bright Solar Futures Program recently launched a Solar Lab at Philadelphia's Frankford High School for students interested in solar vocational training. At this week's Construction Tech show on November 30, Micah Gold-Markel will share his experience teaching at the lab and developing the Solar States' Find Your Power curriculum used by students. In addition to installing solar arrays for schools, homes, and commercial buildings, Solar States works to connect students from the region with green energy job opportunities. Learn more.

3. WED: Challenges (& Solutions) in Custom PH Panelization

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Alan Gibson, manager of GO Logic, will kick off December at the Global Passive House Showcase. Join us on December 1 to hear Alan’s insights into challenges in custom Passive House panelization. GO Logic is a 35 person Belfast, Maine-based design-build firm, general contractor, and panel manufacturer building Passive House since 2010. Alan will dive into GO Logic's process, from design, manufacturing to installation of panelized homes. Learn more.

4. THU: Glavel Factory Tour & Solutions for Passive House


Glavel's foam glass gravel made from recycled glass is ideal for lowering operational and embodied carbon emissions from buildings throughout North America. On December 2, Glavel CEO Rob Conboy will join us for a special Component Spotlight featuring a long-awaited reveal of the Glavel factory, insights into how to use Glavel in your next project, and a deep dive into your technical questions. Register now.

5. REGISTER: Building Performance Interactive Episode 3

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In episode 3 (Thursday, December 9), the Building Performance Interactive team will dive into waterproof breathable fabrics in low carbon EnerPHits at scale. The team will be joined by special guests Andrew Simmonds, CEO at AECB and Partner in Simmonds Mills Architects, and Tim Hulse, Passivhaus Champion at EcoVert Solutions. Register now.

6. NOW LIVE: Episode 63 of the Passive House Podcast

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Podcast cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Joseph Lyth, CPHC and architect at Respond Architects in Auckland, about life in his own Passive House with his wife and three kids. This episode of the Passive House Podcast is a follow-up to Matthew's interview with Joseph about a year ago on Matthew's Homestyle Green Podcast when construction of the house was underway. Listen here.

7. 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.

8. THU: Day 2 of 2 of the UK Passivhaus Conference 2021

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Join Passivhaus Trust for day 2 of 2 of the UK Passivhaus Conference 2021, dedicated to exploring the latest best practice & delving into cutting-edge research developments (2 December). Fresh off of exploring the bigger picture of the climate emergency in Glasgow at COP26, the conference is diving down into the technical & practical aspects of putting net-zero pledges into action. Learn more.

9. SOCIALS: Passive House & Building Science Gatherings

Construction Tech Tuesday 
Solar Education for Philadelphia High School Students (Tue, Nov 30)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Challenges in Custom Passive House Panelization (Wed, Dec 1)

Component Spotlight 
Glavel Factory Tour and Solutions for Passive House (Thu, Dec 2)

BS  & Beer Show
High Performance Business Structures with Mel Baiser, Kate Stephenson, and John Abrams (Thu, Dec 2)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Carbon Leadership Forum Anthony Pak (Thu, Dec 3)

Building Performance Interactive 
Episode 3: Waterproof Breathable Fabrics in Low Carbon EnerPHits at Scale (Thu, Dec 9)

10. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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CPHD On-Demand Trainings 

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

New York Passive House
ARCHITECTS FOCUS | Mainstreaming High Performance, Real Answers to Real Challenges in Lower Carbon Multifamily Development (Dec 1)
Virtual Tour | Brookdale Project (Dec 2)

WUFI (December 2)

The Passive House Network 
Why Passive House (December 3)
CPHC Training II (December 6)
Balancing Embodied and Operational Carbon through Passive Strawbale (December 7)

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

Passive House California 
Passive House Windows (December 8)

New York Passive House & Passive House California
Durable and Resilient Retrofits - Solving with Stone Wool Insulations (Dec 9)

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

Passive House California 
PHPP Expert Exam (December 10)

WUFI Passive House Pro (December 14)
QAPs, What They Are and Why You Need Them in Sustainable Building (December 14)

Building Energy Exchange 
Beyond Zero Series (December 15)

CPHC Exam (December 17)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Training Live & On-Demand (Jan 24)

View our full calendar here.

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