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September 13, 2021

Passive House Week In Preview: September 13

Passive House Week In Preview: September 13

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. This featured project above is The Peak in Vancouver, Canada. The project team included Cornerstone Architecture, Bold Construction & more. 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. TUE: Fraley Street EnerPHit with Norm Horn & Gary Moshier


As PA Wilds nears the end of its EnerPHit retrofit journey, architect Gary Moshier and design-build project manager Norm Horn will join us on September 14 for Constructin Tech. The two will talk about the Passive House techniques and technologies that took this 1800’s shell in the rural town of Kane, PA to a Passive House certified building. Join Gary and Norm for a plethora of technical lessons learned from the duos first Passive House retrofit (though past retrofit endeavors have achieved other beyond code certifications). Learn more.

2. WED: Harbor Village Affordable Passive House


On September 15, Michelle Apigian of ICON Archicture will join us to present Harbor Village, a 30-unit affordable development in the town of Gloucester, which is on track to be the third certified Passive House multifamily building in Massachusetts. Michelle will be joined by Beverly Craig of MassCEC and Tom Chase of New Ecology to dive into the challenges of designing contemporary buildings in historic contexts, the policies that led to the PH boom, and key strategies for working with general contractors who are new to Passive House. Learn more.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 52 of the Passive House Podcast


Matthew interviews Mark Siddall, architect, founder, and director of low energy architecture at LEAP. He’s passionate about enabling people to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives by helping them create a comfortable lifestyle in beautiful, quality-assured, ultra-low energy homes, workplaces and communities. Listen here.

4. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

25th International Passive House Conference (September 10-15)
The first segment of the now entirely-virtual event started on Friday, September 10, and continued through Sunday, September 12. The second part of the conference will then run from Tuesday, September 14, through Wednesday, September 15. Learn more. 

PassivhausMAINE Fall Forum (September 16-18)
The ninth passivhausMAINE fall conference is happening September 16, 17, and 18 virtually. The online conference will start September 16 with an afternoon of workshops and an evening dinner and presentation. On September 17, there will be a full day of à la carte online seminars focusing on four themes, in addition to a packed 90-minute expert presentation and “Q and A” session. On September 18, they’ll offer four-building tours–spread across the state–detailing buildings that are part of passivhausMAINE’s retrofit initiative. Learn more.

Tower Retrofit Symposium 2021 Passive House Canada (September 22-23)
Across Canada, tall buildings are on the cusp of a major market shift, driven by our need to drastically reduce emissions and capture a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform deep energy retrofits. Building owners also need to reduce operating costs while providing high-performing homes and office space. Registration is NOW OPEN – Buy your ticket before August 20th to save! Learn more.

PhiusCon Registration Open! (October 12-15)
Register by July 15 for a substantial early bird discount. For now, in-person attendance is capped--so if you want to be there, don't delay. Register.

Two days, five tracks, three keynotes--Joe Lstiburek will provide the finale on Friday, October 15. We'll have the conference and pre-conference grids soon! 

South Pacific Passive House Conference (November 25-27)
The time is now to register for The South Pacific Passive House Conference 2021 (SPPHC21)!  Get in quick for the Early Bird ticket rates until September 17.  Please help us by spreading the word on all your channels today - tell your friends and colleagues and shout about it on social media! Learn more.

5. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings 


Construction Tech Tuesday 
Fraley Street EnerPHit: Norm Horn & Gary Moshier (Tue, Sept 14)

Zero Energy Future of Phius (Tue, Sept 14)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Harbor Village Affordable Passive House: Michelle Apigian (Wed, Sept 15) 

BS and Beer Show
Flashing Details (Thu, Sept 16)

Building Energy Exchange 
Climate Mobilization Act Primer (Thur, Sept 16)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Ian Robertson (Fri, Sept 17)

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Certified Passive House Consultant Training Phase II (September 13)

Building Energy Exchange 
Contracts, Climate, & Compliancy (Tue, Sept 14)

Introduction to Passive House (September 15)

How Low Can We Go: Historic Preservation and Carbon Reduction (September 21)

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (September 22)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Training (September 30 - November 11)

PhiusCon Pre Conference WUFI Workshop (October 12, 13)

Phius+ Verifier Training (October 18, 19)

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

Phius+ Rater Training (November 8)

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

View our full calendar here.

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