Passive House Week in Preview: October 26, 2020

October 26, 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 Jesse Thompson

This Wednesday (Oct 28) Jesse Thompson, principal at Kaplan Thompson Architects will share lessons learned from his ongoing work in affordable housing multifamily projects in the Northeast. He will highlight standardized construction techniques used to try and roll out Passive House for all—quickly, economically, and beautifully. Learn more.

2. NOW LIVE: Episode Ten of Passive House Podcast

Zack Semke talks market transformation, innovation, phase change, and creating a virtuous circle for Passive House-friendly HVAC components in North America with engineer Kimberly Llewellyn of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. Listen here.

3. Component Spotlight: VARA Smart Airtight System Partel

On Thursday (Oct 29) Hugh Whiriskey, Partel’s founder and Technical Director, will dive into the science and application of Partel VARA, its smart technical system for airtight buildings. The event will kick-off with a 15-minute presentation by Whiriskey exploring the VARA airtight system, followed by a lively Q&A session, so come ready with questions. Register Here.

4. PHIUS Hootenannies + 6th Annual Design Competition

TODAY PHIUS kicks off a week of Hootenannies with Builders session with Tim McDonald. He’ll lead a discussion around The Challenge: 2040 Is the New 2050. Stay tuned throughout the week for Educators, Architect, and Policy sessions as well as the 6th Annual Design Competition Awards and Online Party on Friday. Register here.


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. Be sure to check out:

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
Jesse Thompson: Ready-to-Build Affordable PH (Wed, Oct 28)

NAPHN Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson
An Intro To Passive House (Thu, Oct 29)

Fine Home Building’s BS+Beer Show
Scary Failures: Why Products Fail or Succeed with Carl Seville and Michael Anschel (Thu, Oct 29)

Dave Cooper & Mark Wille
#BS Fridays “PB&C: Physics, Biology & Chemistry ~ Could be a Healthy Sandwich or a Dangerous Building” with Corbett Lunsford (Fri, Oct 30)

8. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

New York Passive House
VENTILATION | 06 Application: Multi-family, Office, Retail, Schools (Oct 27)

Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx)
A Pattern Language from Passive House (Oct 27, 29)

Passive House Accelerator
Component Spotlight with Partel (Oct 29)

Passive House Canada
120 Online Series (Nov 2)

CPHC Training (Nov 2–20)

CPHD/C Training (Nov 16–20)

View our full calendar here.

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