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September 6, 2021

Passive House Week In Preview: September 6

Passive House Week In Preview: September 6

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. This week's header image is of the Winthrop Square project in Boston, including Handel Architects, Steven Winter Associates, WSP, Suffolk Construction, and De Simone. 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: Back To School with Construction Tech at BCIT Lab!


Since the kids are heading back to school, we thought we should too. We hope you had a great summer and are hungry for more knowledge. We are returning to the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s High-Performance Building lab at the Zero Energy Building Learning Centre to meet up with Alex Hebert and Mary McWilliam, where we will dive deeper into our love for mock-ups as we explore the LEEP (Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships) mock-ups. Learn more.

2. WED: UK Passive House Schools at the Showcase (EARLIER Showtime) 


Hear from a global leader in Passive House school design—Ann-Marie Fallon of Architype—about how she and her firm bring the healthy indoor air, the quiet, the comfort, and the decarbonization benefits of Passive House design to educational buildings in the United Kingdom—all at no additional construction cost.

NOTE: This special UK/Europe-based showcase will run EARLIER than our regularly scheduled Showcases: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST, and 8pm CEST.  Learn more.

Meanwhile, check out our teaser video:

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 51 of the Passive House Podcast


To kick off Season 2 of the Passive House Podcast, Mary James and Ilka Cassidy interview Mackenzie Stickney, Project Manager at [bundle] Design Studio, a leader of sustainable design that works out of a PHIUS-certified Passive House tiny trailer in Bellingham, Washington. She's a Passive House practitioner, woodworker, and dynamic young innovator in climate-wise building design. Listen here.

4. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

25th International Passive House Conference (September 10-15)
The now entirely virtual event will start on Friday, September 10, and continue through Sunday, September 12. The second part of the conference will then run 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 
Back to School at the BCIT Lab: Shaun St-Amour, Mary McWilliams, Alex Hebert (Tue, Sept 7)

Global Passive House Showcase 
Passive House Schools: Ann-Marie Fallon (Wed, Sept 8) 

Passive House Canada
Building Conversations with Chris Ballard with Oscar Flechas (Wed, Sept 8)

#BS (Building Science) Fridays
High Performance Results with Materials & Sequencing from 475 (Fri, Sept 10)

Zero Energy Future of Phius (Tue, Sept 14)

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

6. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

CPHB Training Phase II (September 7)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (September 7 - 16) 

Building Energy Exchange 
Passive House Primer (September 8)

CPHT Training (September 9, 16, 23, & 30)

Rockwool x Passive House Canada 
Bâtiment Passif Québec (September 10)

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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