Passive House Weekly May 22, 2023

May 22nd, 2023

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

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1. PHA Week in Preview

WED: Modern Bones For Next Generation Homes: Marshall Fire Rebuild

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Our May Construction Tech episode will focus on the Boulder Colorado Marshall Fire rebuild and the emerging AEC collaborations for rapid integration of Passive House principles. With a combination of climate-minded clients, generous incentives, experienced builders, and architects designing with B.PUBLIC components, the next generation of Passive House communities are being built in the Rockies. We will look at the rebuilding process from the prefab perspective and share the construction tech of off-site plans and processes. Get the Zoom link

NOW LIVE: New Passive House Podcast Episode

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Biodiversity and the Built Environment (May 22)

Embodied Carbon Calculations with Skylar Swinford and Dan Whitmore (May 23)
Phius 101 for Architects and Engineers (May 25)
PhiusCon 2023 Call for Abstracts (May 26)

Passive House Minnesota
Chapter Meeting (May 23)

Passive House Accelerator LIVE!
Modern Bones For Next Generation Homes: Marshall Fire Rebuild (May 24)

Colorado Green Building Guild
Hard Hat Tour with Hammerwell (May 24)

Building Performance Association
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Webinar Series (May 24)

NYSERDA Programs Available through the State's Consolidated Funding Application (May 24)

Passive House Canada
Master Class Series – Built in Canada: Lessons Learned from an EnerPHit Project (May 25)

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

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Testing Mass Timber's Seismic Resiliency

With the help of the world's largest outdoor shake table, the 10-story TallWood hopes to validate mass timber as a seismically resilient building material for tall structures. Continue reading

3. Upcoming Conferences

Green Building United Sustainability Symposium (May 24)
Green Building United is excited to announce the 13th Annual Sustainability Symposium taking place May 24th, 2023 at Drexel University! The Symposium is a full day of educational sessions covering cutting-edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices, including LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Enterprise Green Communities, WELL, green stormwater infrastructure, and 2030 Districts. Join us to hear experts from across the region and beyond as they discuss their current work, opportunities for social, environmental, and economic impact, and challenges ahead in the sustainability field.

NYC Next: Trends for a Changing City (June 8)
In our 2023 conference, NYC Next: Trends for a Changing City, we’re bringing together experts to explain three key trends that will shape the city: getting to net zero, converting offices to apartments, and centering resiliency in NYC’s buildings of the future. We’ll talk to the individuals who have an inside look at these trends and are doing the work to make NYC’s climate targets a reality.

Facades+ (June 16)
In its 11th year, Facades+ continues to bring together the world’s most talented building professionals. We return to Toronto to discuss the latest advances, issues, and technologies driving the AEC community.

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)
At the 2023 Passive House Network Conference, we will share our ambitions for a better world. Today, we have huge opportunities to change course. As communities are being stressed and assaulted by the escalating effects of the climate crisis: wild fires, droughts, floods, conflicts, energy insecurity, poverty, sickness and inequality – let’s explore how we can build better buildings, better communities and a better world. Passive House is the platform. Passive House education and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing has the power to change our vocabulary, our conversations, and our culture. Let’s expand the conversation. The conference program will include industry leading designers, builders, developers, manufacturers, and owners, from across the country and around the world.

BuildingEnergy NYC (Oct 12)
NESEA's BuildingEnergy NYC conference and trade show is a chance to immerse yourself in a full day of networking and intensive learning with your peers from the fields of design, construction, engineering, policy, finance, and beyond. This unique event is designed by and for our community of practitioners, ensuring that the content is useful, relevant, and on the leading edge. Conference sessions present best practices and lessons learned based on real case studies and proven data, as well as showcasing innovative technologies and programs. If you are a building sustainability professional in any stage of your career, mark your calendar now, and plan to join us on Thursday, October 12, 2023 in New York City!

PhiusCon (November 7-10)
PhiusCon 2023 is headed to the Lone Star State! By hosting this year’s conference in Houston, we have our eyes set on the next frontier of passive building: hot and humid climates. The need for reliable, efficient buildings has never been greater in Texas and beyond, which is why now is the perfect time to expand Phius’ footprint in the south. Phius buildings are designed with the grid in mind – providing energy independence and hardening the larger grid system. Despite the challenges posed, the Phius methodology has proven to be effective in hot and humid climates. PhiusCon 2023 will provide an entryway into the Phius community for local practitioners, developers and policymakers, equipping them with a blueprint to create more resilient, grid-friendly, healthy communities.

4. New Videos

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5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

Passive House Accelerator
Massachusetts Took Passive House to Scale – You Can Too! (May 31)

NYSERDA Programs Available through the State's Consolidated Funding Application (May 24)

Passive House Canada
120 Series – PHPP 10 New Features (May 31)
Master Class Series: A Pattern Language from Passive House (June 14)

Emu Passive
Passive Design Build Boot Camp, Colorado (June 26)
Passive Design Build Boot Camp, Vermont (July 31)

Passive House Network
FREE PHPP10 Update Webinar (June 27 & 29)
New Regional Hybrid CPHD Courses (June-Sept)
Specialized Windows Course (June 13)
CPHD On-Demand Trainings

Urban Green Council
What’s New in the 2020 NYC Energy Code (May 31)
Crushing the Code NYS: Commercial (June 13)
Crushing the Code NYS: Residential (June 15)
Crushing the Code NYC: Commercial (June 20)
Crushing the Code NYC: Residential (June 27)
What’s New in the 2020 NYC Energy Code (June 28)

Phius Alliance New York
Passive House Tour: Olive House (June 2)

Passive House Institute
International Passive House Open Days (June 23-25)
PHPP Expert Course (Sep-Jan)
Online PH Designer/Consultant Course in English (Oct-Dec)

Certified Verifier Training (July 10)

Energize Delaware, New Ecology + Green Building United
Phius Certified Builder (CPHB) Training (July 19-21)

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

6. What We're Reading

Passive building a key element of innovation in Solar Decathlon winning projects (Benzinga)
2022 Vermont’s Greenest Building Award winners announced (Vermont Biz)
Why this house in Spring Lake Heights seems ‘too good to be true’ (New Jersey Monthly)
No AC required: how this tiny house leverages nature for optimal cooling (New Atlas)
Social housing can harness Passivhaus principles (RIBA Journal)
NewLab puts down roots in Detroit (Metropolis)
California is embarking on monumental shift to transform trucking (FutureStructure)
How our obsession with parking fuels the climate crisis (NextCity)
How gamers can earn crypto cash hunting for broken manholes (CityLab)
Rice gets reimagined, from the Mississippi to the Mekong (New York Times)

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