Passive House Weekly April 3rd, 2023

April 3rd, 2023

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments.

The featured project above is Seminary Hill Orchard & Cidery—the first cidery, brewery, or winery in the world to receive Phius certification. Read more

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1. PHA Week in Preview

WED: 10 Steps to Designing A Single Family Passive House: Tips and Tricks From an Architect

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Our new 101 Series of PHA LIVE! explores the fundamentals of Passive House and the application of basic principles, as taught by expert designers and tradespeople. Tessa Bradley, co-principal and architect at Artisans Group, joins our next session with 10 Steps to Designing Your First Single Family Passive House: Tips and Tricks From an Architect.

When designing single family Passive Houses, we tend to end up solving the same design problems over and over again. This presentation will cover details, overarching design principles, and "all the weird sh*t you're going to solve to design them!" Get the Zoom link

NOW LIVE: New Passive House Podcast Episode

NOW LIVE: New Bonus Passive House Podcast Episodes

Enjoy four special bonus episodes recorded at the 26th International Passive House Conference. Thank you to our sponsors for making these interviews possible!

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THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator LIVE!
10 Steps to Designing A Single Family Passive House: Tips and Tricks From an Architect (Apr 5)

Nature-Positive Solutions for Climate Resilience (Apr 4)

Sustainability Career Showcase, Finance and Development (Apr 5)

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference
WSBE23 Call for Abstracts (Due Apr 5)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer Course (April 5)

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

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2. Featured Article of the Week

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Going Solo in a Montana EnerPHit

David Karon of Karon Custom Built is performing an EnerPHit retrofit of his home in Livingston, and he's playing the roles of general contractor, architect, engineer, builder, investor, and occupant all at the same time. Read more

3. Upcoming Conferences

Passive House Canada, Future Forward: Innovations in Passive House and Beyond (May 8-10)

This year’s Annual Conference will consider the evolutions and innovations of Passive House design and construction, both currently and looking towards the future. Additionally, the conference will highlight the numerous evolutions in buildings and standards within a crowded green building market. This conference will also spotlight efforts to bolster the wider building sector across Canada and internationally by driving investment and collaborations, targeting embodied carbon, increasing climate resilience, leveraging policy and regulation, and spurring on prefabrication and manufacturing sectors of Canada.

Getting to Zero Forum (May 10-12)
The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. The event brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions.

NYC Next: Trends for a Changing City (June 8)
In our 2023 conference, NYC Next: Trends for a Changing City, we’re bringing together experts to explain three key trends that will shape the city: getting to net zero, converting offices to apartments, and centering resiliency in NYC’s buildings of the future. We’ll talk to the individuals who have an inside look at these trends and are doing the work to make NYC’s climate targets a reality.

ASES Solar 2023 (Aug 8-11)
ASES supports the global initiative that a world equitably transformed to 100% renewable energy is an urgent necessity. Through the ASES National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2023 will elevate public, institutional, and governmental awareness of the critical role solar energy is playing in the global energy landscape. We must ensure that access to and the benefits from clean energy will be enjoyed by all communities, especially those that have been denied those benefits in the past.

2023 Passive House Network Conference (Sep 28-Oct 6)
Participate online and in Denver Colorado!

PhiusCon (November 7-10)
The four-day conference includes presentations from the top minds in the industry and is a catalyst for the advancement of passive building.

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5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

Passive House Accelerator
101 Series:
10 Steps to Designing A Single Family Passive House (Apr 5)
Next Gen:
The Future of Package Terminal Heat Pumps and Passive House (Apr 12)

Nature-Positive Solutions for Climate Resilience (Apr 4)

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference
WSBE23 Call for Abstracts (Due Apr 5th)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer Course (April 5)

Peel Passive House
Certified Passive House Designer Course – PeelPHC (April 25)

Building America
RFP for Community-Based Retrofit Solutions (May 9)

Passive House Network
Getting to Zero Forum (May 10)
CPHD On-Demand Trainings

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6. What We're Reading

The benefits of greening affordable housing (NextCity)
Ontario’s largest Passive House a social housing first (Daily Commercial News)
Opinion: California needs prefabricated accessory dwelling units to meet its housing goals (Sacramento Business Journal)
3D printing promises to transform architecture forever (FutureStructure)
Concrete gets seal of approval on pioneering Passivhaus (The Urban Developer)
Beacon Hill house achieves rare certification for ultra energy efficiency (Kansas City Business Journal)
This couple got through a Rochester winter without a furnace. Here’s how (WXXI News)
6 things to know about heat pumps, a climate solution in a box (NPR)
No new highways to nowhere (CityLab)
Why does American multifamily architecture look so banal? Here’s one reason (The Architect’s Newspaper)

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