Passive House Weekly December 19th 2022

December 19th, 2022

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

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

NOW LIVE: Episode 118 of the Passive House Podcast

PH Podcast rectangle JoshSalinger

Zack interviews Josh Salinger, founder and principal of Birdsmouth Design-Build in Portland, Oregon. Josh shares his journey from student of science, to bartender, to builder, to leader of a mission-driven design-build firm, to communicator about how to address the climate crisis by improving the built environment. Listen here

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator
No events this week, see you on January 11th!

BS Friday
Third Annual Holiday Show (Dec 23)

THANK YOU to this week's Featured Sponsor

BIA PHA homepage
phpp 10

Update to PHPP Is a Crowd Pleaser

PHPP10, the most recent version of the Passive House Institute’s energy modeling software, has been out in German since 2021 and in English since February 2022 for those who work in metric units. This version features several useful updates, as well as new looks on some familiar sheets. Now, the wait is almost over for PHPP10 in Imperial units, giving U.S. practitioners the opportunity to enjoy its many improvements. Its release is scheduled for the beginning of 2023, once its final testing phase has been completed. Continue reading

3. New Videos

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How do we create a safe space for community building? How can we change our perceptions of the AECM profession to solve a confluence of crises in climate, housing, health, and economy? What does it mean to practice, and how do we define success?

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Traves Ogilvie, Composites Business Market Manager for Aero Aggregates, joins the Accelerator to discuss using Foamed Glass Aggregate (FGA) in lieu of foam board and/or natural-stone resources as well as FGA graded aggregates (Aerolite®) for use in ready-mix concrete in lieu of natural-sand-aggregate resources.

4. Upcoming Conferences

NAHB International Builders' Show (Jan 31-Feb 2)
NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the largest home building show in North America. This three-day event brings professionals, products and home building trends together under one roof. Join Shaun St-Amour, frequent cohost of Passive House Accelerator LIVE!, at IBS.

BUILDEX Vancouver (Feb 15-16)
BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the holistic building industry. Our attendees join to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation. Join industry professionals who are evolving traditions and accelerating innovation.

International Passive House Association Conference 2023 (March 10-11)
The 26th International Passive House Conference will be held in the state capital of Hesse in 2023. #EfficiencyNOW will be the focal theme of the event. The Conference will demonstrate how buildings that use very little energy for heating and cooling can be supplied with renewable energy reliably and at scale, a timely topic. The Conference will take place in person in Wiesbaden from March 10-11, 2023. Simultaneously, online events will be available. The Call for Papers is open until 2 September 2022. The event will be held under the auspice of the Minister of Economic Affairs of the German state of Hesse.

Northeast Sustainable Building Association, BuildingEnergy Boston (Mar 28-29, 2023)
BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Sessions are curated by a volunteer NESEA-Member content committee to ensure that conference sessions are genuinely useful to attendees.

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

5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

BS Friday
Third Annual Holiday Show (Dec 23)

Passive House Network
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
Call For Papers (Jan 31)

Peel Passive
PeelPHC - THERM Course (Jan 12)
PeelPHC - THERM Course (Jan 13)
PeelPHC - THERM Course (Jan 19)

Window Comfort & Condensation Risk Calculator with James Ortega and Isaac Elnecave (Jan 17)

Emu Passive
Online Passive Design/Build Construction Course (Jan 12)
Passive House Builder Boot Camp in Green Island, NY (Jan 23)
Passive House Builder Boot Camp in Ft. Collins, CO (Feb 20)
Passive House Builder Boot Camp in Golden Valley, MN (Mar 20)

Passive House Network
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
Northeast Cohort: Hybrid CPHD/C Course Kick-Off (Jan 20)
Rocky Mountains Cohort: Hybrid CPHD/C Course Kick-Off (Jan 20)
Call For Papers (Jan 31)
Join the California Zoning Holiday (Feb 1)

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference
WSBE23 Call for Abstracts (Due April 5th, Conference Sep 27-29)

6. What We're Reading

What Is the Lowest-Carbon Protein? (BBC)

Can COP Keep Up with an Evolving Climate Effort? (Brookings)

Can America’s Low-Cost Mobile Homes Withstand the Climate Crisis? (The Guardian)

A New Satellite Will Study How Climate Change Is Altering Nearly All of Earth’s Water (Time)

The Collapse of Insects (Reuters)

How the Parking Garage Conquered the City (CityLab)

The Climate Impact of Your Neighborhood, Mapped (New York Times)

How Cleveland’s Circular Economy Programs Help Reduce Waste and Build Jobs (Next City)

Organization Trains Builders to Create More Energy-Efficient ‘Passive Homes’ (News Center Maine)

How LEAP Architects Created the UK’s Most Airtight Home (RIBA Journal)

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