Student Residences in Passive House: Scaling Challenges & Insights  (9/27, 12pm ET / 9am PT)
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Passive House Weekly February 6th, 2022

Passive House Weekly February 6th, 2022

February 6th, 2023

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments. The featured project above is the PHI Certified Wave House in Spain.

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

1. PHA Week in Preview

WED: Scale: Exploring the Extents of Passive House


New Time! 9am Vancouver / 12 noon New York /  5pm London / 6pm Darmstadt

Our Next Gen Edition of PHA Live! highlights the work of the next generation of practitioners and how their contributions are shaping the future of Passive House. 

Heather McKinstry (CPHA, LEED AP and Associate with Dattner Architects) will join us to present a look at how large buildings lower energy use, while overcoming the challenges presented by the density of urban housing. We’ll also discuss how Passive House has helped rapidly transform the market.  As real world solutions have been developed to meet Passive House standards, new opportunities have been created to build more efficiently across all building types. Get the Zoom link

NOW LIVE: Episode 125 of the Passive House Podcast


Passive House Podcast cohost Zack Semke interviews Edie Dillman, Co-Founder and CEO of B.Public Prefab, the high-performance prefab envelope manufacturer. The two discuss her mission-driven work at B.Public, her board service for both the Passive House Network and Santa Fe Art Insitute, and the theme of disruption. Listen here

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator
Scale: Exploring the Extents of Passive House (Feb 8)

Phius Alliance Webinar: Window & Door Refresher (Feb 7)

Passive House Network
Excellent Envelopes/Better Buildings (Feb 8)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer Course (Feb 9)

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

THANK YOU to this week's Featured Sponsor


Visit 475 High Performance Building Supply

2. Featured Article of the Week


Building a Community That Gives Back

The city of Northampton, Massachusetts, is perhaps best known for being an academic hub. It is home to Smith College, one of the most respected liberal arts institutions in the country, and within just a few miles of four additional schools that make up the Five College Consortium. Continue reading

3. Upcoming Conferences

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!

4. New Videos

5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

The A+Awards Jury

PHA Founder Michael Ingui has been inducted to the A+Awards Jury. The jury academy is comprised of leaders who are actively shaping the world we live in, representing a sought-after segment of design-savvy professionals including distinguished luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development and tech. Finalists and winners get their work in front of the people who matter and gain recognition as the year’s most influential visionaries.


The Extended Entry Deadline is almost here! the Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program celebrating the world's best architecture and the people that bring it to life. Architects and designers around the globe are invited to submit their latest projects for worldwide recognition and international publication this year. Find Out More

Passive House Accelerator
Scale: Exploring the Extents of Passive House (Feb 8)
Fifth Street Passive House: Modeled and Measured Performance (Feb 15)

Emu Passive
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

WUFI Passive Advanced Single Family (Feb 15)
Retrofit Summit (Mar 21-23)

Peel Passive
Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course (Feb 14)

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

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

6. What We're Reading

Are you switching to a heat pump? We want to hear from you. (New York Times)

Restaurants can’t find workers because they’ve found better jobs (Washington Post)
The man in charge of how the US spends $400bn to shift away from fossil fuels (The Guardian)
Buffalo, N.Y., sees $10M in push for clean transportation (FutureStructure)
Developers, architects and builders must incorporate carbon reduction measures into construction (The Irish Times)
Hemp makes a comeback in the construction industry (BBC News)
Current land strategy: proceed with caution (Builder Online)
How backlash reversed a Florida city’s reforms to allow denser housing (CityLab)
No vacancy (Harper’s Magazine)
Climate change and a population boom could dry up the Great Salt Lake in 5 years (NPR)
Breathless oceans (Science)

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