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September 27, 2021

Passive House Week In Preview: September 27

Passive House Week In Preview: September 27

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 Oaks. The designed and built by Green Hammer. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

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1. Ikon Windows Becomes Champion Sponsor


We are proud to announce that Brooklyn-based Ikon Windows has become a Champion Sponsor of the Passive House Accelerator! For more than a quarter century, Ikon has been manufacturing and designing high-quality European fenestration products for high performance and Passive House projects. Learn more.

2. TUE: Building Systems for Supply & Labor Shortages 


James Hartford, of River Architects, will join the Construction Tech crew on Tuesday, September 28 to talk about alternative building systems in light of labor and supply shortages. Located in the Hudson Valley, James is known for his Passive House projects like the Seminary Hill Cidery and his retrofitted office. During the last year, James and his team have made strides to create resilient building systems. James will dive into the technique, technical, and technology that can aid high-performance building in a changing market. Learn more.

3. WED: Recladding a 20-Story Apartment Bldg in NYC


On September 29, Alissa will join the Global Passive House Showcase to present on the retrofit of a 20-story residential high rise in Manhattan. In anticipation of New York City’s ambitious Climate Mobilization Act, the brick façade 1960’s building will undergo recladding while also creating an architecturally distinctive update that will reposition the building for the coming climate changes.  Alissa will discuss the real-world challenge, and strategies of upgrading the energy performance of existing, occupied buildings. Learn more.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 54 of the Passive House Podcast


Matthew interviews Jason Quinn, founding director of Sustainable Engineering Ltd. Jason spent a decade as a rocket scientist at NASA before he and his family relocated to New Zealand in 2009. He soon became one of New Zealand’s first certified Passive House designers and in 2016 traveled to Germany for further training and exams to become the country’s first Passive House certifier. Matthew and Jason's conversation ranges from the compendium of building details that Jason recently spearheaded, to the relationship between international ISO standards and PHI's Passive House standard, to the power of the simple maxim "cold spots create mold spots", and to Jason's current building science practice. Listen here.

5. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

BuildingEnergy NYC (September 29-30)
NESEA's BuildingEnergy NYC conference is designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building/energy policy. Conference sessions and showcase demos offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical how-to’s, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs. If you are a professional in the built environment in any stage of your training and career, plan to immerse yourself in two days of networking and intensive learning on Wednesday & Thursday, September 29 & 30, 2021, all online. 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 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)!  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 


Construction Tech Tuesday 
Alternative Building Systems: James Hartford (Tue, Sept 28)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Recladding a 20-Story Apartment Building: Alissa Bucher (Wed, Sept 29) 

BS and Beer Show
Project Drawdown with Jonathan Foley (Thu, Sept 30) 

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

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Emu Passive 
CPHT Training (September 30 - November 11)

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

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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