Passive House Week in Preview: September 21, 2020

September 21, 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 Bill Hayward

This Wednesday (Sep 23), Bill Hayward—building health expert, CEO of Hayward Score and Hayward Lumber—will join us to discuss Hayward Score data collected from 77,000 houses. Bill (a Passive House homeowner) will address the health implications of Passive House design and how take Passive House health even further. Learn more.

2. NOW LIVE: Episode Five of Passive House Podcast

Today’s episode of the Passive House Podcast features an interview with Andrew Peel, Passive House innovator, educator, certifier, consultant, and owner of Peel Passive House Consulting in Toronto. Access the episode.

3. SIGN UP Passive House Component Spotlight

This Friday, September 25, we’ll host Zola Windows’ Florian Speier and Evan Anderson for a Passive House Component Spotlight focused on the company’s latest uPVC window solutions for budget-conscious Passive House projects.Florian and Evan will present the details, highlighting components that are a strong match for high performance multifamily projects and other Passive House buildings being built on a budget. Following the presentation, Florian and Evan will respond to your questions in a lively Q&A session

Warning: Things will get geeky. Register Here.

4. REGISTER NOW (PHI Knows How to Throw a Digital Conference)

Dr. Wolfgang Feist deliver his Letterman-inspired Top 10 list on April Fools Day.

Dr. Wolfgang Feist deliver his Letterman-inspired Top 10 list on April Fools Day.

While the intro session to the 24th International Passive House Conference took place yesterday, the meaty sessions start this Wednesday, so it is definitely not too late to register and take part. There’s no international Passive House confab like it…

Sessions for the International Passive House Conference run Weds & Thurs from 9am-11:30am and 5pm‑7:30pm CEST. Read more about Zack Semke’s impressions of the social aspects of the conference yesterday (plus see Dr. Feist’s David Letterman-inspired Top 10 list from April Fools Day).

Also, plan on joining in on Passive House Open Days (Nov 6–8).

5. LOG ON: Building Energy Exchange Conference and Trade Show

LOG ON: North Eastern Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) will hold their 9th annual Building Energy Conference and Trade Show online this week. (Wed & Thurs, Sep 23–24)

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Bill Hayward Presents Hayward Score Data and Healthy Passive House Homes (Wed, Sep 23)

NAPHN Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson
An Intro To Passive House (Thu, Sep 24)

Fine Home Building’s BS+Beer Show
Book Club with Bruce King, read his new book The New Carbon Architecture (Thu, Sep 24)

Dave Cooper & Mark Wille
#BS Fridays with Anjanette Green, Owner, A Greener Space, Director Standards Development, RESET® (Fri, Sep 25)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

New York Passive House
Window Modeling, Components, Mullions and Reveals (Tue, Sep 22)

Passive House Alliance US
Members Only Office Hours: PHIUS Certification Process Q&A with Lisa White (Tue, Sep 22)

Passive House Canada
Passive House Technical Group (Tue, Sep 22)

Passivhaus Trust
Passive House Educational Buildings: Schools (Wed, Sep 23)

Green Building United
Bending the Curve: Four Case Studies Showing the Adaptability of Passive House Design (Thur, Sep 24)

New York Passive House
Ventilation Methods: Traditional vs DOAS (Tues, Sep 29)

Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx)
A Pattern Language from Passive House
(Oct 22, 22, 27, 29)

View our full calendar here.

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