Passive House Week In Preview: November 8

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

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1. TUE: Tiny Mobile Passive House Office in Washington State

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Bellingham, Washington is home to the smallest certified Phius project. This tiny Passive House office supports the work of [bundle] design studio, an architecture firm dedicated to high-performance design and community involvement. The project served as an educational opportunity for Passive House construction in the community, relied heavily on salvaged materials, and even has a composting toilet. On November 9, founder and principal Dan Welch will join the Construction Tech crew to dive into the details, process, and story of the tiny office. Get the Zoom Link here.

2. WED: Rowhome Landmark Passive House Retrofit

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In this special installment of the Global Passive House Showcase, Passive House Accelerator founder and Baxt Ingui Principal Michael Ingui and John Mitchell from Bldgtyp join us November 10 to talk through one of Michael's favorite projects. The Willow Heights Passive House retrofit is a rowhome located in a landmark district in Brooklyn. Michael and John will geek out on the Passive House details that took this leaky historic home to Passive House performance. The retrofit included a two-story rear extension, an eight-foot cellar dig out creating a living space that does not feel underground, and a tiered rear yard connecting to a four-foot deck off the main level. Get the Zoom Link Here.

3. REGISTER: Building Performance Interactive Episode 2

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The second episode of the 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, Mike, Ben and Hugh 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. NOW LIVE: Episode 60 of the Passive House Podcast

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Guest co-hosts Mary James and Ilka Cassidy interview Sayo Okada, project manager at Studio G Architects, board member of PHIJP (Japanese Passive House Institute), and founder of Cube Zero. Listen here.

5. ALSO LIVE: Bonus Podcast Episode from PhiusCon 2021

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Zack interviews old friends and Passive House pioneers Tessa Bradley (Artisans Group) and Graham Irwin (Essential Habitat Architecture) at PhiusCon 2021. This is the first installment in a series of interviews at PhiusCon underwritten by ROCKWOOL North America. Listen here.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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Phius Core REVIVE & Phius Zero REVIVE Retrofit Certifications (Tue, Nov 9)

Construction Tech Tuesday 
Tiny Mobile Passive House Office: Dan Welch, [bundle] design studio (Tue, Nov 9)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Willow Heights Passive House Retrofit: Michael Ingui & John Mitchell (Wed, Nov 10)

BS  & Beer Show
TBD (Thu, Nov 11)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Human Health and Environmental Impacts (Fri, Nov 12)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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

Castano & Asociados 
PHPP Workshop in Spanish (November 11)

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

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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