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Passive House Weekly: April 18, 2022

Passive House Weekly: April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments. The featured project above is The St. Gallenkirch Mpreis Supermarket

Do you have Passive House news that we should share in a future edition? Email us at: [email protected].

1. Passive House Week in Preview

WED: Developing a Carbon-Free Future with Katrin Klingenberg

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Katrin Klingenberg, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Phius, joins Passive House Live to discuss the first ever Phius Developer’s Summit for developers, real estate professionals, and passive building professionals. She will share thoughts on emerging business models, the crucial role of developers in mainstreaming Phius, and give an overview of the upcoming summit program.

Join us on April 20th for in-depth discussion followed by a live Q+A session. Get the Zoom Link

NOW LIVE: Episode 83 of the Passive House Podcast

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Matthew interviews Roberto Pecora, Director of ZEBx in Vancouver, BC. They discuss the responsibilities and contributions of the building industry in addressing the climate crisis. Listen here

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community: 

Phius
CPHB Training (April 18)

Passive House Accelerator LIVE!
Developing a Carbon-Free Future (April 20)

Passive House Accelerator: Building Performance Interactive (April 21)
Adopting Innovative Manufacturing Techniques - Offsite LGS Structures’

The Passive House Network
PHN Certified PH Contractor Training (CPHT) (Starts April 21)

Phius
Developer’s Summit 2022 (April 22-28)

2. Featured Article of the Week

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Puerto Madero in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, a UNESCO world heritage site, suffers from a severe shortage of housing. Indeed, in 2014 the government estimated that there was a deficit of 47,328 housing units in the Cartagena area, 36% of which were needed for middle-income folks. This deficit prompted a group of investors and developers to acquire a 40-acre parcel located 7 km (4.5 miles) from the heart of Cartagena’s colonial walled city, with the purpose of developing an integrated urban community. The planned Puerto Madero development includes single-family housing and multifamily buildings of up to 6 stories high and 48 apartments per building, following local density regulations. Continue reading

THANK YOU To This Week's Featured Sponsor:

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3. New Videos

The Catskill Project: De-Carbonized Single Family Development in Rural NY | Passive House Live

Marrying Passive House design with panelized construction, electrification, renewable energy, and embodied carbon tracking, The Catskill Project is a residential development seeking to define a working prototype for responsible, de-carbonized single-family development in non-urban environments. This presentation covers in-depth project details from presenters Buck Moorhead and Laura Carter from Buck Moorhead Architects as well as presenter and guest host Greg Hale of Regen Associates and NYSERDA.

What Wall Assembly and Insulation Type Should I Use? | Passive House Accelerator Construction Tech

Marcel Studer of Econ Group Ltd. joins the Passive House Live Construction Tech edition to discuss insulation strategies and wall assembly options. His presentation shares lessons learned over the past 18 years as a designer, builder and instructor focusing on energy efficiency, building science and construction technology.

4. Upcoming Conferences

Phius Developer's Summit 2022 (April 26-28)
The Phius Developer’s Summit 2022 will look to serve as a gateway into the world of passive building for developers and real-estate professionals. The event will take place virtually April 26-28 with each of the three nights covering a specific topic: Tuesday, April 26, Single-Family Panel; Wednesday, April 27, Multifamily Panel; Thursday, April 28, Financial Panel. Register

Humid Climate Conference (May 1-3)
The Humid Climate Conference was born in Austin, TX 2016 as a confluence of empowerment and education for architects, builders, engineers, and trades to bring Passive House projects to life. Now this premier conference focused on high-performance buildings in the south has survived the ongoing pandemic and is making its reappearance May 1-3, 2022. Passive House Austin is thrilled to invite you back to Texas to listen, learn and network with industry thought leaders, boots-on-the-ground overachievers, and a fantastic mix of manufacturer sponsors. Learn more

2022 Sustainability Symposium (May 6)
Get ready for the 12th Annual Sustainability Symposium (virtual and in-person) on May 6th at Penn State at the Navy Yard! This event will showcase transformative ideas, projects, and opportunities to inspire visionary movement toward a generous, verdant, decarbonized built environment. Session topics will include Circular Economy/Zero Waste, Integrated Design, Financing, Incentives and Policies, Green Schools, Carbon Neutrality, Indoor Air Quality, LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Enterprise, WELL, green stormwater infrastructure, 2030 Districts and so much more! Register

Passive House Canada Conference: In the Face of Climate Change (May 25-27)
Learn how Passive House design and technology addresses our need for climate resilience, improving our homes and offices now and into the future. This conference will offer the latest insights, case studies, and best practices, spanning the spectrum of knowledge for architects, engineers, building owners, government policymakers and planners, financial decision-makers, and property managers. Register

The Passive House Network: 2022 Passive House For All (June 10 & 17)
Efficiency | Equity | Electrification | Embodied Carbon. We must transform our built environment with integrated solutions. We know the basic ingredients: efficiency, equity, electrification, and embodied carbon. We have the know-how today. So let’s dive into the synergies and the specifics. Let’s get aggressive, grab all of these tools, and take radical holistic action to build a healthy prosperous future for all people before it’s too late. If you agree, join us in Boston and online. Learn more

NetZeroBuild Summit (June 28 & 29)
NetZeroBuild Summit 2022 brings together the net-zero community in the Midwest to discuss challenges, opportunities, innovations, policy changes and other developments regarding net-zero design, energy, construction, materials and building operations. Learn more

PhiusCon 2022: Emissions Down, Power Up! (Oct 25-28)
PhiusCon is coming home to Chicago Oct. 25-28 at the historic Palmer House. Last year, Phius set its sights on expansion with its motto “Emissions Down, Scale Up!” and despite the obstacles presented by COVID, shared that vision with a sold-out crowd in Tarrytown, New York. PhiusCon 2021 created a wave of momentum, and Phius is looking to carry that into PhiusCon 2022 as it builds for the future. And you can’t talk about building for the future without mentioning electrification, so Phius decided to put a charge into this year’s motto: “Emissions Down, Power Up!” Call for Speakers

5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

Phius
CPHB Training (April 18)

Passive House Accelerator LIVE!
Developing a Carbon-Free Future (April 20)

Passive House Accelerator: Building Performance Interactive (April 21)
Adopting Innovative Manufacturing Techniques - Offsite LGS Structures’

The Passive House Network
PHN Certified PH Contractor Training (CPHT) (Starts April 21)

Phius
Developer’s Summit 2022 (April 22-28)

Passivhaus Trust 
Passive House Master Class Non-Domestic Retrofit (April 27)

Passive House Austin 
Humid Climate Conference (May 1-3)

Emu Passive
Passive House Boot Camp in Ft. Collins, CO (May 2-6) and Aug (1-5)

Smart Plus Academy 
Builder Course (May 5)

The Passive House Network
PHN Certified PH Designer Training, In-person (May 2-6)
PHN Certified PH Designer Training, On-demand Hybrid (Starts May 6)

Green Building United
2022 Sustainability Symposium (May 6)

AIA Westchester Hudson Valley
Seminary Hill Orchard & Cidery Tour (May 14)

Smart Plus Academy 
Designer Course (May 23)

The Passive House Network 
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
CPHT On-Demand Trainings

6. What We're Reading

Why Is Ontario Making New Buildings Less Energy Efficient? (Corporate Knights)

Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force Pushes for Private Sector Power Over True Affordability (Spacing Toronto)

How Passive House Design Is Reaching New Heights (Commercial Property Executive)

“A Better Way of Doing Suburbs”: How Eco Villages Can Help the Cost of Living (The Fifth Estate)

Residential Roofing Market to Grow Faster in Value Than Area Through 2025 (Builder Online)

How New York City Plans to Soak Up the Rain (CityLab)

With Field Operations at the Helm, Baltimore Shares New Designs for its Reimagine Middle Branch Plan (The Architect’s Newspaper)

How Buses May Work as Mobile Generators During a Disaster (FutureStructure)

PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemicals’ You Couldn’t Escape if You Tried (New York Times)

What We Learn from Black- and Women-Led Cooperative Practice (Next City)

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