October 4, 2021

Passive House Week In Preview: October 4

Passive House Week In Preview: October 4

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. The featured project above is Park Passive. The project team included Cascade Built and NK Architects. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

Do you have Passive House news that we should share in a future edition? Email us at: [email protected].

1. THU: ROCKWOOL Component Spotlight 

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Join us for ROCKWOOL North America’s special Passive House Component Spotlight diving into stone wool solutions for Passive House projects on Thursday, October 7. Mahnaz Nikbakht, architectural manager of Eastern Canada, and Robert Blount, architectural manager for New England, will team up to talk about residential, industrial, and large-scale project applications, like the Cornell Tech Tower in New York City. Learn more.

2. TUE: Duct Design for Low-static Air Handlers 

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Allison Bailes III, PhD, the founder of Energy Vanguard, is a duct design legend and Passive House luminary. With a PhD in physics and a passion for buildings, building science, and the environment, Allison channels his energy into creating markets, spreading the word, and expanding networks. On October 5 Allison will join the Construction Tech crew to talk about the technical, technique, and technology of duct design for low static air handlers. Learn more.

3. WED: Rheingold Senior Living, a Building of Excellence 

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Sara A. Bayer, associate principal and direction of sustainability at Magnusson architecture, joins us on October 6 to showcase the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Round 1 winner Rheingold Senior Residences. Rheingold Senior is an affordable housing project beginning construction this fall. The senior living development seeks to balance costs, embodied carbon, comfort, and health considerations. The design optimizes these elements by providing high-quality housing and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 55 of the Passive House Podcast

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Zack interviews Shannon Pendleton, principal of Sanderson Sustainable Design and co-host of Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech. Shannon shares about her practice and how the Passive House approach has shaped it, the recent history of green building community building in Philadelphia, and the potential for an open-source approach to sharing building models (aka "digital twins") to help accelerate the transition to Passive House and high performance building. Listen here.

5. BONUS: Interviews from the 25th International Passive House Conference

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Thank you to Passive House Institute and International Passive House Association for working with us to arrange a series of interviews in conjunction with the International Passive House Conference held online in early September. In these special, shorter episodes, also available in video format, Zack interviews organizers and presenters about key takeaways and insights from the conference. Check out the first episode with Rainer Pfluger of the University of Innsbruck, and stay tuned for more. View here.

6. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

PhiusCon (October 12-15)
PhiusCon (formerly North American Passive House Conference) will be held October 12-15, 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. The locale for PhiusCon 2021 is no accident. Thanks in large part to years of tireless effort by Phius and New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA), New York has become the country’s unquestioned leader in climate action policy. Two days, five tracks, three keynotes--Joe Lstiburek will provide the finale on Friday, October 15. Register.

Northwest Green Building Slam Summit (October 13-15)
Presented by the NW EcoBuilding Guild, this year's Slam Summit has 14 sessions over 2 days on a whole range of topics in 4 tracks: Housing, Climate Change, Design Details, and New Frontiers. From details like electrification retrofits to innovative solutions on a shoreline project to climate justice in construction, you won’t want to miss this! Learn more.

2021 Getting to Zero Forum (October 27-29)
With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. We are excited to gather in person and hope you will join us. If you can't come in person, we now have a virtual attendance option available. Learn more.

South Pacific Passive House Conference (November 25-27)
The time is now to register for The South Pacific Passive House Conference 2021 (SPPHC21)!  Tell your friends and colleagues and shout about it on social media! Learn more.

7. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings 

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Construction Tech Tuesday 
Duct Design for Low-static Air Handlers: Allison A Bailes III PhD (Tue, Oct 5)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Rheingold Senior Residence: Sara Bayer (Wed, Oct 6) 

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Building Component Manufacturers Conference (Fri, Oct 1)

Sustainable Building Week in Portland, OR
Sustainable Building Week 2021: PAE Living Building Tour 9 am (Oct 12)
Sustainable Building Week 2021: PAE Living Building Tour 10 am (Oct 12)

8. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Passive House Canada
Controlling Water and Vapour – From Rainscreens to Vapour Barriers (October 1)
Passive House Design and Construction (120A) (October 4)

Passive House California 
Construction Verifier / Site Supervisor course (in English) 2021 (October 4)
Ventilation 101 Course | Webinar hosted by 3C-REN (October 5)

Urban Green
Crushing the Code New York City: Commercial (October 5)

Passive House Canada
A Pattern Language of Passive House (October 6)

New York Passive House 
Product Showcase | Air Source Heat Pumps: Mitshubishi Electric Products (October 7)

Phius
PhiusCon Pre Conference WUFI Workshop (October 12, 13)

Passive House California 
Introduction to Passive House Trades (October 13)

Passive House Network 
Introduction to Passive House Trades (October 13)

International Passive House Association 
Preventing energy lock-in: Step by step retrofit to EnerPHit (October 13)

New York Passive House
Product Showcase | Why are windows so $$$?: How to design for optimal value (October 14)

Passive House Canada
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam (October 15)

Australian Passive House Association 
Sustainable House Day: Passivhaus Homeowner Panel Discussion (October 16)

Phius
Phius+ Verifier Training (October 18, 19)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (October 19 - November 9) 

New York Passive House 
Heat Pump Water Heaters: Single Family (October 20)
ARCHITECTS FOCUS | Never Demolish in NYC: Innovative strategies for deep energy retrofit projects (October 21) 

Passive House California
Heat Pump Water Heaters: Multi-Family & Commercial (October 21)

Passive House Canada
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam (October 22)
Built-in Canada: Lessons Learned from PH Projects (Alberta) (October 22)

International Passive House Association 
Project Spotlight: Sinfonia Experience in Large Scale Retrofit (November 3)

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

Phius
Phius+ Rater Training (November 8)

Emu Passive 
Passive Pod Workshop (November 17, 18)
CPHT Exam (November 19)

Smart Plus Academy 
ONLINE Passive House Designer/Consultant Course (November 22 - December 2)

View our full calendar here.

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