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March 14, 2022

Passive House Weekly: March 14, 2022

Passive House Weekly: March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments. The featured project above is the Hazelwood Neighborhood Centre.

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

WED: Hobson Place: PH Supportive Housing in Seattle:

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Hobson Place will be the first supportive housing project in Washington State to achieve Passive House certification (currently Phius Pre-Certified), providing permanent supportive housing for 177 individuals exiting homelessness. Join us on March 16 to get the details about Hobson Place from Sharon Libby of Walsh Construction and Greta Tjeltveit of Evergreen Certified, part of the women-led team that made the project happen. Get the Zoom Link.

NOW LIVE: Episode 78 of the Passive House Podcast:

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Toby Tilsley is a builder, Certified Passive House Tradesperson, and Homestar® Practitioner and Assessor with 20 years of project management experience and over 15 years of practical knowledge gained in the Auckland building market. In this episode, Toby shares with cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh why he started building in the first place, how the IDEAL House inspired his interest in Passive House and why he likes training young, relatively inexperienced builders to join his team. Listen here.

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community: 

Phuis
CPHC Phase II Training (March 14)
How to Market and Sell Passive Houses with Casey Grey (March 15)

Offsite Dirt
Programs That Reduce Costs, Protect People, and Help the Environment (March 15)

The Passive House Network 
Optimizing Form & Function (March 15)

Urban Green Council
Crushing the Code: NYC Residential (March 15)

Passive House Accelerator LIVE!
Hobson Place: PH Supportive Housing in Seattle (March 16)

#BS Friday LIVE
Innovative Insulation Systems by QUIK-THERM (March 18)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant Exam (March 18)

2. Featured Article of the Week

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BOOSTING PASSIVE HOUSE AVAILABILITY

Passive House has long been attainable for the affluent and interested. In recent years, Passive House has increasingly become the target for new affordable housing developments, especially in certain states and provinces. Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, for example, have made affordable Passive House projects commonplace using policy and financial incentives. But, quite often middle-income home-buyers lose out, trapped in an availability gap. Read article.

3. Register for Special PH Accelerator Events NEXT WEEK

March 22 Passive Prefab Summit, From Design To Delivery:

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For Passive House Accelerator’s 2022 Passive Prefab summit, four prefab specialists will delve into the tips and techniques that help smooth the delivery of projects built using prefabricated components, while special guest Leith Moore will talk about his experience developing housing solutions using mass timber. Take advantage of their collective expertise and learn about the growth of prefab options across North America. Register Now.

March 24 Building Performance Interactive Episode 6:

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The sixth episode of our UK/Ireland-based Building Performance Interactive series focuses on the sustainable design and construction of wood modular co-housing developments. The adoption of high-performance techniques and materials into the building envelope facilitates the delivery of thermal efficiency. Register Now.

THANK YOU To This Week's Featured Sponsor

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4. New Videos

UBC Skeena Student Residence

The Skeena student residence at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus is Canada’s first completed Passive House student residence.

Threepwood Passive House

Sian Taylor presents a New Zealand Institute of Architecture national award winning Passive House project, Threepwood Passive House.

5. Upcoming Conferences

BUILDEX Vancouver 2022 (March 23 & 24)
Passive House Canada and BUILDEX Vancouver team up for the March 23 & 24 event. The Passive House Canada Exhibition Pavilion will be THE place to discover high-performance building materials, products & technologies. Register.

Phius Developer's Summit 2022 (April 26-28)
The Phius Developer’s Summit 2022 will look to serve as a gateway into the world of passive building for developers and real-estate professionals. The event will take place virtually April 26-28 with each of the three nights covering a specific topic: Tuesday, April 26, Single-Family Panel; Wednesday, April 27, Multifamily Panel; Thursday, April 28, Financial Panel. Register.

Humid Climate Conference (May 1-3)
The Humid Climate Conference was born in Austin, TX 2016 as a confluence of empowerment and education for architects, builders, engineers, and trades to bring Passive House projects to life. Now this premier conference focused on high-performance buildings in the south has survived the ongoing pandemic and is making its reappearance May 1-3, 2022. Passive House Austin is thrilled to invite you back to Texas to listen, learn and network with industry thought leaders, boots-on-the-ground overachievers, and a fantastic mix of manufacturer sponsors. Learn more.

Passive House Canada Conference: In the Face of Climate Change (May 25-27)
Learn how Passive House design and technology addresses our need for climate resilience, improving our homes and offices now and into the future. This conference will offer the latest insights, case studies, and best practices, spanning the spectrum of knowledge for architects, engineers, building owners, government policymakers and planners, financial decision-makers, and property managers. Call for Speakers.

The Passive House Network: 2022 Passive House For All (June 10 & 17)
Efficiency | Equity | Electrification | Embodied Carbon. We must transform our built environment with integrated solutions. We know the basic ingredients: efficiency, equity, electrification, and embodied carbon. We have the know-how today. So let’s dive into the synergies and the specifics. Let’s get aggressive, grab all of these tools, and take radical holistic action to build a healthy prosperous future for all people before it’s too late. If you agree, join us in Boston and online. Learn more.

PhiusCon 2022: Emissions Down, Power Up! (Oct 25-28)
PhiusCon is coming home to Chicago Oct. 25-28 at the historic Palmer House. Last year, Phius set its sights on expansion with its motto “Emissions Down, Scale Up!” and despite the obstacles presented by COVID, shared that vision with a sold-out crowd in Tarrytown, New York. PhiusCon 2021 created a wave of momentum, and Phius is looking to carry that into PhiusCon 2022 as it builds for the future. And you can’t talk about building for the future without mentioning electrification, so Phius decided to put a charge into this year’s motto: “Emissions Down, Power Up!” Call for Speakers.

5. Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Phius
CPHC Phase II Training (March 14)
How to Market and Sell Passive Houses with Casey Grey (March 15)

Offsite Dirt
Programs That Reduce Costs, Protect People, and Help the Environment (March 15)

The Passive House Network 
Optimizing Form & Function (March 15)

Urban Green Council
Crushing the Code: NYC Residential (March 15)

#BS Friday LIVE
Innovative Insulation Systems by QUIK-THERM (March 18)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant Exam (March 18)

Phius
Incentives: The First Step in the Ladder with Isaac Elnecave (March 22)

Urban Green Council
Crushing the Code: NYS Residential (March 23)

Emu
Passive Design/Building Construction Course + Weekly Live Q&A (Starts March 24)
Passive House building Boot Camp in San Jose (March 28-April 1)

Offsite Dirt
Offsite Manufacturing Solutions – Wesco (March 29)

Passivhaus Trust 
Passive House Master Class Multi-residential Retrofit  (March 30)

The Passive House Network
PHN Certified PH Designer Training, On-demand Hybrid with CTPH (Starts April 1)
PHN Certified PH Designer Training, On-demand Hybrid with PHME (Starts April 1)

Peel Passive House
Certified Passive House Designer Course (Starts April 5)

Offsite Dirt
Evolution of the Home (April 12)

Building Energy Exchange
Passive House Primer (April 12)

Phius
CPHB Training (April 18)

The Passive House Network
PHN Certified PH Contractor Training (CPHT) (Starts April 21)

Phius
Developer’s Summit 2022 (April 22-28)

Passivhaus Trust 
Passive House Master Class Non-Domestic Retrofit (April 27)

Smart Plus Academy 
Builder Course (May 5)

The Passive House Network
PHN Certified PH Designer Training, In-person (May 2-6)
PHN Certified PH Designer Training, On-demand Hybrid (Starts May 6)

Smart Plus Academy 
Designer Course (May 23)

The Passive House Network 
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
CPHT On-Demand Trainings

View our full calendar here. 

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