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January 17, 2023

Passive House Weekly January 17th, 2022

Passive House Weekly January 17th, 2022

January 17th, 2023

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments. The featured project above is PHI certified YWCA Putnam Housing in Hamilton, Ontario.

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1. PHA Week in Preview

WED: In a Finite World, Why Stop at Passive House? With Sebastian Moreno-Vacca

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

Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, founding member of A2M, leads the firm’s future-proof vision, aesthetics, and drive to offer regenerative design for a decarbonized future. He will join the Project Showcase to share his process and experience for all kinds of renovations to Passive House and CO2 Neutral, sharing two inspiring large-scale retrofit examples. Get the Zoom link

THUR: Source 2050 Component Spotlight

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Source 2050 is the first marketplace built to make it easier to find, specify, and source products for Passive House projects. Source2050 already features over 200 products that are organized by performance attributes and are shareable directly with your project team. The Source 2050 team is looking forward to showing you how to use the platform and hearing your ideas about what products and features to include next. Register now

NOW LIVE: Episode 122 of the Passive House Podcast

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Passive House Podcast guest cohost Zack Semke interviews Jose Sosa, Certified Passive House Consultant, Architect, and New York Passive House Board Member. Jose currently consults as a Senior Project Manager with the NYC-based Bright Power, as well as other consulting on the side. He’s also the incoming host of our new 101 Series on Passive House Accelerator LIVE. Listen here

THIS WEEK: Events in the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator
In a Finite World, Why Stop at Passive House? (Jan 18)
Source 2050 Component Spotlight - Closing the Gap Between Specifying and Sourcing (Jan 19)

Passive House Network
The IRA: Passive House Funding Opportunities Demystified (Jan 17)
Northeast Cohort: Hybrid CPHD/C Course Kick-Off (Jan 20)
Rocky Mountains Cohort: Hybrid CPHD/C Course Kick-Off (Jan 20)

Peel Passive
PeelPHC - THERM Course (Jan 19)

#BSFriday
SASHCO booth #su10108 IBS on #BSfriday (Jan 20)

International Passive House Conference
Early Bird Ticket Rate (Now until Jan 15)


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THANK YOU to this week's Featured Sponsor

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Visit Rockwool

2. Featured Article of the Week

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Passive Sugar Shack to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Timber Trails co-owner Cody Koch has combined Passive House design, solar power, and state-of-the-art machines to create the first all-electric maple syrup in New York. Continue reading

3. 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!

4. New Video

Our first episode of PHA Live! Next Gen includes presentations from our new hosts Carmel Pratt (Bright Power) and Zoe Kaufman (National Renewable Energy Laboratory).

Both Carmel and Zoe will share insights on what inspired them to become passionate about Passive House, their mentors, challenges, and lessons learned along the way.

5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

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The 11th Annual Architizer A+Awards is open for entries! The world’s largest architectural awards program provides an unparalleled opportunity for global recognition. Enter and earn your chance at global recognition! (Ends Jan 27)

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Save the date! Building Performance Interactive Season Two is kicking off on January 26th at 9am ET / 2pm GMT. The UK/Ireland-based show co-produced with Partel is a platform for audiences to learn about Passive House design principles, nZEB (nearly zero-energy building) techniques, and other high-performance building methodologies that can help ensure compliance with the increasingly rigorous codes and policy goals of governments throughout the UK, Ireland, and Europe. View Season One

Passive House Accelerator
In a Finite World, Why Stop at Passive House? (Jan 18)
Source 2050 Component Spotlight - Closing the Gap Between Specifying and Sourcing (Jan 19)
The Designer's Roadmap to High Performance HVAC (Jan 25)
Building Performance Interactive, Season Two, Episode One (Jan 26)
10 Steps to Designing Your First Passive House: Tips and Tricks From an Architect (Feb 1)

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

Peel Passive
PeelPHC - THERM Course (Jan 19)
PeelPHC - THERM Course (Jan 20)

#BSFriday
475 on #BSfriday (Jan 13)
SASHCO booth #su10108 IBS on #BSfriday (Jan 20)
Huber Engineered Woods (Jan 27)

International Passive House Conference
Early Bird Ticket Rate (Now until Jan 15)

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

Emu Passive
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)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer Course (Feb 1)

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


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6. What We're Reading

Twitter Has Always Been a Hotspot for Climate Change Misinformation. On Musk’s Watch, It’s Heating Up. (USA Today)

Gas Stoves Contribute to Nearly 19% of NY’s Child Asthma Cases, Analysis Estimates (City Limits)

U.S. Agency Examines Secret Pollution Source in 40 Million Homes: Gas Stoves (Washington Post)

Extreme Weather, Fueled by Climate Change, Cost the U.S. $165 Billion in 2022 (NPR)

Oceans Were the Hottest Ever Recorded in 2022, Analysis Shows (The Guardian)

Five Material Technology Trends to Watch in 2023 (Architect Magazine)

Survey: Despite Headwinds, Construction Professionals Remain Optimistic for 2023 (Builder Online)

Do Smart Thermostats Save Energy? New Research Makes Surprising Findings (Treehugger)

We Can’t Build Our Way to Net Zero (Next City)

Transit Tech Lab Launches Latest Technology Challenge (Government Technology)

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