Passive House Weekly, August 14th, 2023

August 14th, 2023

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

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1. PHA Week in Preview

See you in September!

Sep 2023 PHA Live No Events

Hello, Passive House Accelerator community! While our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! programming is on hiaitus for the month of August, we're publishing new articles to the website, new episodes to the Passive House Podcast, and new videos to our Reimagine Buildings Youtube channel. So please dig in! And you can always check out any previous PHA LIVE! episodes that you may have missed by going to the Passive House Accelerator YouTube channel.

See you live in September!

Recent LIVE! Events

Check out a few of our most popular PHA LIVE! Events of the year below. Want more? Browse our full library of episodes here.

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NOW LIVE: New Passive House Podcast Episode

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Phius Certified Consultant Training & Certification Exam (Aug 14)

Retrofit Now! Reducing Carbon and Complying with LL97 (Aug 15)

Passive House Institute
Accreditation as Passive House Certifier for Buildings, Call for applications (Deadline, Aug 15)

Passive House Rocky Mountains
Chapter Meeting (Aug 16)

Passive House Network
PHribbon: Updated Training (Aug 17)

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

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Passive House Retrofits Highlights for 2023

Deep energy retrofits are an integral part of any strategy to decarbonize buildings. This year we've seen some great examples of retrofits on a wide range of building typologies, from single-family homes in Montana to large-scale multifamily buildings in New York City, and we thought now would be a great time to catch up in case there's anything you missed. Continue reading

3. Upcoming Conferences

2023 Passive House Network Conference (Sep 28-Oct 6)
At the 2023 Passive House Network Conference, we will share our ambitions for a better world. Today, we have huge opportunities to change course. As communities are being stressed and assaulted by the escalating effects of the climate crisis: wild fires, droughts, floods, conflicts, energy insecurity, poverty, sickness and inequality – let’s explore how we can build better buildings, better communities and a better world. Passive House is the platform. Passive House education and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing has the power to change our vocabulary, our conversations, and our culture. Let’s expand the conversation. The conference program will include industry leading designers, builders, developers, manufacturers, and owners, from across the country and around the world.

Energy and Environmental Building Alliance  High Performance Home Builder Summit (Oct 10-12)
Bringing Sustainability Home, Where Every Home is High Performing, Healthy & Resilient Join EEBA on October 10-12, 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT for a High Performance Home Builder Summit focused on providing the tools and networking that builders, raters, analysts, and architects need to take high performance, healthy, resilient homes to new heights.

BuildingEnergy NYC (Oct 12)
NESEA's BuildingEnergy NYC conference and trade show is a chance to immerse yourself in a full day of networking and intensive learning with your peers from the fields of design, construction, engineering, policy, finance, and beyond. This unique event is designed by and for our community of practitioners, ensuring that the content is useful, relevant, and on the leading edge. Conference sessions present best practices and lessons learned based on real case studies and proven data, as well as showcasing innovative technologies and programs. If you are a building sustainability professional in any stage of your career, mark your calendar now, and plan to join us on Thursday, October 12, 2023 in New York City!

PhiusCon (November 7-10)
PhiusCon 2023 is headed to the Lone Star State! By hosting this year’s conference in Houston, we have our eyes set on the next frontier of passive building: hot and humid climates. The need for reliable, efficient buildings has never been greater in Texas and beyond, which is why now is the perfect time to expand Phius’ footprint in the south. Phius buildings are designed with the grid in mind – providing energy independence and hardening the larger grid system. Despite the challenges posed, the Phius methodology has proven to be effective in hot and humid climates. PhiusCon 2023 will provide an entryway into the Phius community for local practitioners, developers and policymakers, equipping them with a blueprint to create more resilient, grid-friendly, healthy communities.

27th International Passive House Conference (April 5-6)
Look for­ward to the 27th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce which will take place on 5th and 6th April 2024 on the cam­pus "Tech­nik" of the Leo­pold Fran­zens Uni­versity in the beau­ti­ful city of Inns­bruck, Aus­tria!
The theme of the con­fer­en­ce is: "Ret­ro­fit. Have an im­pact."
The call for papers is now open. Sub­mit your ab­stracts and be part of the con­fer­en­ce pro­gram for 2024!

Upcoming Passive House Happenings

Phius Certified Consultant Training & Certification Exam (Aug 14)
Architect’s Guide to Ultra-Low-Energy Buildings, Microgrids and Direct Current with Lisa White (Aug 22)
Phius Certified Passive House Builder Training (Sep 27)

Building Performance Institute
Inflation Reduction Act Webinar Series, Final Webinar (Aug 23)

Passive House Network
Passive House Network Design Award Submissions (Due Sept 4)
CPHD On-Demand Trainings

Peel Passive House
Passive House Design & Construction Course (Sep 12)

International Passive House Association
Large & Complex Passivhaus Masterclass Series (Sep 13)

Passive House Institute
PHPP Expert Course (Sep-Jan)
Online PH Designer/Consultant Course in English (Oct-Dec)

Does your organization have an upcoming event? Submit it here to be included in our next newsletter.

6. What We're Reading

Is building a hydrogen highway feasible for Georgia? (FutureStructure)
Can vacuums slow global warming? Administration bets $1.2 billion on it. (Washington Post)
Cities are grappling with “forever chemicals” in drinking water (Mother Jones)
Noise is all around us. And it’s harming our health (CBC)
NYC’s long-awaited rail tunnel set to get shovels in the ground (CityLab)
Building sector “inertia” impedes multifamily Passive House projects (The Energy Mix)
Passive House design is coming to Chicago’s multifamily housing industry (Chicago Tribune)
RODE Architects completed Boston’s first internationally certified Passive House single-family homes (Boston Real Estate Times)
Lendager completes the world’s first ecolabeled kindergarten (Metropolis)
Scientists at Fermilab close in on fifth force of nature (BBC News)

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