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October 30, 2023

Passive House Weekly October 30th, 2023

Passive House Weekly October 30th, 2023

October 30th, 2023

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

The featured project above is a DIY retrofit project in Marin County, California to EnerPHit standards. Watch the video

Do you have a recent Passive House and/or high performance project that demonstrates PH principles, electrification, low embodied carbon and high performance construction? Submit here to be featured in a future edition of Passive House Weekly, Podcast or LIVE! program.

1. PHA Live Event

101: High Performance Windows + Doors


Our November 101 session features Ilka Cassidy, co-host of the Passive House Podcast and co-founder of Holzraum System, along with Shannon Pendleton, owner of Sanderson Sustainability Design, Passive House Consultant at Source 2050, and Passive House Accelerator LIVE! Construction Tech co-host. In the third episode of our 101 series, we'll discuss the critical significance of windows and doors in the construction of Passive House buildings. Key topics include: The importance of the window as a critical part of the thermal envelope, an overview of window options, installation, solar optimization, and energy modeling.

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2. Featured Article of the Week


Looking Back at the Winners of the Passive House Network's First Annual Design Award

Award winners were announced at the October 4 Passive House Network Conference in Denver, Colorado. Read More

3. The Fall 2023 Issue of PHA Magazine is Here!


The fall 2023 issue of Passive House Accelerator explores how the benefits of Passive House construction can turn buildings into islands of tranquility. Case studies in this issue include an affordable apartment building in the Bronx, a warehouse in the Hudson Valley, a prefabricated classroom on a Spanish beach, and the world's first Passive House certified hospital in Germany.  Download Here!

4. Passive House Podcast Episode

NOW LIVE: European Inspired Design Meets Passive House


Five new Bonus Episodes from the Passive House Network Conference, are now live! Interviews with Tad Everhart of CertiPHIers, Chris Magwood of Rocky Mountain Institute, Elena Reyes of Passive House Institute, and Jonathan Hines of Architype.

Thank you to our sponsor, ENERsign for making the Passive House Podcast at the Passive House Network Conference possible!


Exciting news – you can find PHA at Booth 21 in the Exhibitor
Space. If you're attending the conference, don't miss the chance to swing by and say hello!

We're also thrilled to announce that we'll be conducting interviews for the Passive House Podcast, featuring influential thought leaders, thanks to the generous support from Zola Windows 

WELCOME to Our Newest Manufacturer Sponsor


Learn more about Longboard Architectural Products

5. New Video

6. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator
101: High Performance Windows + Doors (Nov 1)

Emu Passive
California Passive Design/Build Bootcamp + CPHT Exam (Oct 30)
Online Passive Design/Build CPHT Autumn Crew (Nov 2)

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

Future Events!

Passive House Accelerator
A Bio-Based Approach to Multifamily in Philadelphia  (Nov 8)
Air Management in a Warm/Humid Climate (Nov 29)

Emu Passive
Online Passive Design/Build CPHT Autumn Crew (Nov 2, 9, 16)
Colorado Passive Design/Build Bootcamp + CPHT Exam (Dec 11)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Online Course (Nov 8)

Project Spotlight on the Passive House Training Centre in Trier (Nov 8)

Passive House Network
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
International Passive House Open Days (Nov 9-12)

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, 28)
Built in Canada: Banff Recreation Grounds Public Pavilion in Banff National Park (Nov 20)

Peel Passive House
Certified Passive House Designer Course with Peel Passive House Consulting (Nov 21)

Passive House Institute
PHPP Expert Course (Sep-Jan)
Online PH Designer/Consultant Course in English (Oct-Dec)

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

Upcoming Conferences

Building Performance Association 2023 New England Conference & Trade Show (Nov 7-8)

PhiusCon (Nov 7-10)

27th International Passive House Conference (April 5-6)

Living Future 2024 (May 7-9)

7. What We're Reading

Johnson brings pro-oil, climate-skeptical record to speakership (The Hill)
Here’s how Americans feel about climate change (NPR)
Energy agency sees peaks in global oil, coal, and gas demand by 2030 (New York Times)
Time to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency (JAMA)
This number helps explain why rooftop solar is becoming more attractive in many states (Inside Climate News)
Alberta to harness artificial intelligence technology to predict forest fires before they begin (CBC)
Can homes for the ‘missing middle’ be environmentally sustainable? (WCAX3)
The surprising benefits of switching to ‘lamb mowers’ (Washington Post)
As micromobility evolves and matures, so must the investment (FutureStructure)
Los Angeles is on a transit-building tear. Will riders follow? (CityLab)

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