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March 27, 2023

Passive House Weekly March 27th, 2022

Passive House Weekly March 27th, 2022

March 27th, 2023

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

The featured project above is PHI-certified Tomo House in Vancouver, BC. Read more

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1. PHA Week in Preview

WED: Healthy Materials: Up-Level Your Interiors & Passive House Projects


9am Vancouver / 12 noon New York /  5pm London / 6pm Darmstadt
Michelle Jacobson (NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, LFA, CHMA) and Maria Lomanto (Allied ASID, WELL AP, LFA, CHMA) of DesignGLXY LLC dive into the process of how to elevate your projects and your IAQ by including healthy materials throughout the design, build and furnishing process.

Certified Healthy Material Advocates and Interior Designers, Maria and Michelle use Michael Ingui’s 10 steps to Designing a Passive House as a springboard, and walk us through the parallel considerations for healthy materials. They ask, “Why stop at the healthy Passive House envelope which keeps many unwanted things outside, when you can insert a “love letter” of healthy design within?” They will cover the basic steps to sourcing healthy materials and how your specifications can provide a valuable amenity to offer your client. Get the Zoom link

NOW LIVE: New Passive House Podcast Episode

NOW LIVE: New Bonus Passive House Podcast Episodes

Enjoy two special bonus episodes recorded at the 26th International Passive House Conference. Thank you to our sponsors for making these interviews possible!

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THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator LIVE!
Healthy Materials: Up-Level Your Interiors & Passive House Projects (Mar 29)

Northeast Sustainable Building Association
BuildingEnergy Boston (Mar 28)

NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence and the Seven Lessons Learned on My First Precertified Phius Project (Mar 28)

International Passive House Association
Passive House Airtightness and The Blower Door Test (Mar 29)

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


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2. Featured Article of the Week


Of the fourteen winners of the highly esteemed award, eight of the recipients are pursuing Passive House certification! Continue reading

3. Upcoming Conferences

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.

Facades Plus (Mar 30-31)
In its 11th year, Facades+ continues to bring together the world’s most talented building professionals. We return to New York City for our biggest event of the year. Join the conversation on the latest advances, issues, and technologies driving the AEC community.

Passive House Canada, Future Forward: Innovations in Passive House and Beyond (May 8-10)
This year’s Annual Conference will consider the evolutions and innovations of Passive House design and construction, both currently and looking towards the future. Additionally, the conference will highlight the numerous evolutions in buildings and standards within a crowded green building market. This conference will also spotlight efforts to bolster the wider building sector across Canada and internationally by driving investment and collaborations, targeting embodied carbon, increasing climate resilience, leveraging policy and regulation, and spurring on prefabrication and manufacturing sectors of Canada.

Getting to Zero Forum (May 10-12)
The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. The event brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions.

ASES Solar 2023 (Aug 8-11)
ASES supports the global initiative that a world equitably transformed to 100% renewable energy is an urgent necessity. Through the ASES National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2023 will elevate public, institutional, and governmental awareness of the critical role solar energy is playing in the global energy landscape. We must ensure that access to and the benefits from clean energy will be enjoyed by all communities, especially those that have been denied those benefits in the past. 

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

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