Passive House Week in Preview: September 28, 2020

September 28, 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 Seattle’s First PH Apartment

This Wednesday (Sep 30), Sloan Ritchie, president of Cascade Built, and Brandon Nicholson, principal of NK Passive in Pittsburgh, present on Seattle’s first Passive House apartment building, Pax Futura. Come drink in Passive House knowledge at our weekly Happy Hour. Learn more.

2. NOW LIVE: Episode Six of Passive House Podcast

Today’s episode of the Passive House Podcast features an interview with Simone Schenkel, Director of Grün Eco and Passive certified designer, in Melbourne Australia. Schenkel, an advocate for closing the PH cost gap, talks with Cutler-Welsh the need for regulation and the role production builders can play in making Passive House more mainstream. Listen to the episode.

3. LOG ON: International Passive House Conference Continue

The International Passive House Conference kicked off last week. There are more sessions to come from now until October 8. But dont fret if you’ve missed earlier sessions, all sessions are recorded and available to participants. View the entire schedule here. The half time plenary will be held on Wednesday, September 30. Plus, check out the conference’s free exhibition.

4. VIDEO: PH Component Spotlight with Zola Windows

Check out the video from last Friday’s Passive House Component Spotlight with Zola Windows! Florian Speier and Evan Anderson shared about uPVC window options for multifamily and budget buildings.

5. FALL CONFERENCES: Passive House around the globe

6. SOCIALS: Passive House/Building Science Gatherings

Global Passive House Happy Hour
Brandon Nicholson and Sloan Ritchie Present Pax Futura, Seattle’s First PH Apartment Building
(Wed, Sep 30)

NAPHN Lunchtime Special with Ken Levenson
An Intro To Passive House (Thu, Oct 1)

Fine Home Building’s BS+Beer Show
Building Codes: Friends or Enemy? with Glenn Mathewson (Thu, Oct 1)

Dave Cooper & Mark Wille
#BS Fridays (Fri, Oct 2)

7. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

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

North American Passive House Network
NAPHN LIVE: “You Get What Your Measure (Tues, Sep 29)

Building Energy Exchange
ASHRAE Global HQ: Designing for Net Zero two part series (Sep 29th & Oct 1)

Certified Passive House Building Training (Oct 12)

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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