Passive House Week In Preview: September 20

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. This featured project above is Scranton Passive House, designed by RPA. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

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1. MON: PH Component Spotlight with Innotech Windows and Doors – New PHI-Certified Components


Join us this Monday, September 20 (10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern) to learn about Innotech Windows + Doors' brand new Passive House Institute (PHI) certified components. Learn more.

2. TUE: Living Building Details Part 1, Walsh Construction

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At this week's Construction Tech, Ed Sloop of Walsh Construction will dive into the construction of PAE Engineers' brand-new Living Building project in Portland, Oregon, including its high-performance envelope, energy recovery ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, solar PV, and more. Learn more.

3. WED: Living Building with Passive Design Part 2, ZGF + PAE

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At this week's Passive House Showcase, Kathy Berg of ZGF Architects and Marc Brune of PAE Engineers will share the passive strategies, Living Building imperatives, and design details of PAE's brand-new Living Building in Portland, Oregon. Learn more.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 53 of the Passive House Podcast

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Matthew interviews Maria Callau, Director of SUR Architecture in Dunedin, New Zealand. The conversation delves into Callau's research into fuel poverty in New Zealand, the Passive House High Street Co-housing Development that she and her family are residents of, and her architectural practice at SUR. Listen here.

5. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

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. Learn more.

PhiusCon Registration Open! (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 NetZero 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)!  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.

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

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Construction Tech Tuesday 
Living Building Construction Details: Ed Sloop Walsh Construction (Tue, Sept 21)

Passive House Accelerator x Passive House Canada
Tower Retrofit Social Hour with Shaun St Amour (Wed, Sept 22)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Living Building with Passive Design: Kathy Shaloo Berg (ZGF) + Marc Brune) (Wed, Sept 22)

BS and Beer Show
Project Drawdown with director Dr. Jon Foley (Thu, Sept 23)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
Net Zero Conference with GreenHome Institute (Fri, Sept 24)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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)

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

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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