November 13th 2023
Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments.
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1. PHA Live Event
Leading with Humanity: Passive Interior Design
For Kia Weatherspoon, interior design is no longer a luxury reserved for a privileged few; it has become an essential standard for all. Join us in discovering how Kia has crafted a design practice centered on People and Anti-Luxury, emphasizing the importance of initiating your design journey with in-depth research, care, and a commitment to health and equity.
In this Project Showcase presentation, we will learn about Kia's groundbreaking work in Interior Design Equity Services, as she collaborates with Michael Hindle of Passive to Positive, to present the Barry Farm Passive House Project in Washington, D.C. Together, they will explore the unique challenges, costs and parallels associated with integrating Passive House principles with healthy interior design materials.
The presentation will explore fundamental steps for sourcing sustainable and bio-based materials, and how tailoring your specifications and resident education can be a valuable asset in enhancing your client's experience.
Don't miss this event where we merge the principles of Passive House design with the human touch of interior design, all in pursuit of a more sustainable and inclusive future!
2. Featured Article of the Week
Comfort Comes to a Dramatic Desert Landscape
Trent Laughton of Not | Not Architecture & Construction, the architect and builder of a Passive House in California's Morongo Valley, talks about the challenges and rewards of building a high-performance oasis in the desert. Read More
3. Passive House Podcast Episode
NOW LIVE: Passive House the Australian Way with Hamish White
Thank you to our sponsor Zola Windows for making the Passive House Podcast at PhiusCon possible. Keep an eye out for new episodes featuring influential thought leaders over the next few weeks!
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4. New Video
5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings
THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community
Passive House Accelerator
Leading with Humanity: Passive Interior Design (Nov 15)
The Passive House Network
International Passive House Open Days (Nov 10-12)
Passive House Canada
Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings (Nov 13)
Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades Theoretical & Practical (Nov 14)
Passive House California
The Power of Existing Buildings (Nov 14)
Online Passive Design/Build CPHT Autumn Crew (Nov 16)
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Passive House Accelerator
Air Management in a Warm/Humid Climate (Nov 29)
Passive House Canada
Built in Canada: Banff Recreation Grounds Public Pavilion in Banff National Park (Nov 20)
Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades Theoretical & Practical (Nov 28)
Peel Passive House
Certified Passive House Designer Course with Peel Passive House Consulting (Nov 21)
Colorado Passive Design/Build Bootcamp + CPHT Exam (Dec 11)
ALL-IN-ONE: Passive Design/Build™️ Boot Camp (Dec 11)
Passive House Institute
PHPP Expert Course (Sep-Jan)
Online PH Designer/Consultant Course in English (Oct-Dec)
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6. What We're Reading
Earth just had its hottest year on record—climate change is to blame (Nature)
Climate change is pushing American farmers to confront what’s next (Washington Post)
Affordability at risk: climate-driven housing crisis impacting buyers (Benzinga)
Housing market update: has the new-home market hit an inflection point? (Builder Online)
Vienna launched a public housing revolution in the 1920s (City Lab)
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon falls to a five-year low (New York Times)
Australia offers to help Tuvalu residents escape rising seas and other ravages of climate change (AP)
Unique duplex retrofit in State College promotes sustainability and affordability (WPSU)
Could thermal energy be New York’s best shot at reaching its climate goals? (City Limits)
Ray Brown on column grids, resilient buildings, and the need to speed things up (The Fifth Estate)