Passive House Weekly October 31, 2022

October 31st, 2022

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, articles, interviews, and developments. The featured project above is PHI-certified Marpole Passive House.

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: Winthrop Center: Leading an Evolution in Office Space

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Kathy MacNeil (principal at MP Boston) will be joining Project Showcase to discuss leading construction and design implementation for a remarkable forthcoming project, Winthrop Center. The $1.3 billion mixed-use project in the heart of Boston is projected to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. It includes 800,000 square feet of office space, and it is slated for completion in the heart of Boston in early 2023.

This sustainable project is proving to be a market winner and leading an evolution in office space, attracting corporations who prioritize occupant health, productivity, and flexibility. Get the Zoom link

NOW LIVE: Episode 111 of the Passive House Podcast

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In our most recent podcast episode, Mary James and Ilka Cassidy interview Kim Dupont-Madinier of Atelier Dupont-Madinier. Kim shares about her work weaving textiles into architecture, as well as her exploration of incorporating Passive House into traditional Mongolian architecture. Matthew Cutler-Welsh and Zack Semke join Mary and Ilka in person at the PhiusCon conference in Chicago to record the intro and outro of this episode. Listen here

THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator
Winthrop Center: Leading an Evolution in Office Space (Nov 2nd)

International Passive House Association
ShowPass-EnerPHit Step-by-Step in Barcelona (Nov 2nd)

Passive House Canada
Pathway to Passive House Designer/ Consultant Certification (Online, Nov 8th)
A Pattern Language from Passive House (Online, Nov 9th)

Passive House Network
International Passive House Open Days (Nov 11-13th)

THANK YOU to this week's Featured Sponsor


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2. Featured Article of the Week


Cidery Celebrates Holistic Agriculture and Architecture

Completed in 2020, Seminary Hill Cidery in Callicoon, NY, overlooks a 62-acre orchard and celebrates the agrarian history of the Catskills region with its use of local materials and traditional form. Continue reading

3. New Video

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A revolution is coming in how we design and build our buildings. Leading the way is Winthrop Center, a $1.35 billion tower in Boston that will become the largest Passive House office building once completed in 2023. Learn from the developer, MP Boston, about why they chose Passive House design for this massive project.

4. Upcoming Conferences

Passive House Massachusetts Symposium (Nov 16)
PHMass welcomes you to join them as they return to an in-person Symposium and Push the Boundaries of Passive House. Featuring presentations, case-studies, panel discussions, and networking, all in-person at the BSA Space in Boston. Early Bird Registration is now open!

International Passive House Association Conference 2023 (March 10-11)
The 26th International Passive House Conference will be held in the state capital of Hesse in 2023. #EfficiencyNOW will be the focal theme of the event. The Conference will demonstrate how buildings that use very little energy for heating and cooling can be supplied with renewable energy reliably and at scale, a timely topic. The Conference will take place in person in Wiesbaden from March 10-11, 2023. Simultaneously, online events will be available. The Call for Papers is open until 2 September 2022. The event will be held under the auspice of the Minister of Economic Affairs of the German state of Hesse.

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

5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

Passive House Canada
Master Class Month, various November programs (Nov 8-25)

Emu Passive
Passive House Builder Boot Camp in Troy, NY (Nov 14-18)
Online CPHT On-Demand Course & Live Q&A (Reg for Jan '23 Winter Crew)
Remote Exam to become PHI Cert. PH Tradesperson CPHT (Nov 10, deadline Oct 27)

Passive House Network
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
Call For Papers (Jan 31)

Passivhaus Trust
Large & Complex Passivhaus Masterclass Lecture Series: Passivhaus & RIBA Plan of Work (November 2)
Large & Complex Passivhaus Masterclass Lecture Series: Steel Frame Passivhaus (December 7)

Passive House Massachusetts
Passive House Symposium 2022 (Nov 16)

6. What We're Reading

Here’s exactly how your diet affects the planet, a landmark study finds (Washington Post)

Climate pledges are falling short, and a chaotic future looks more like reality (New York Times)

Australia is unprepared for the health consequences of climate change: report (ABC News)

New York’s climate crisis is a housing crisis (City Limits)

La Mora Senior Apartments breaks ground at 23 Mulberry Street in Yonkers, New York (NY YIMBY)

Marshall fire victims rebuilding more eco-friendly homes (PBS)

Passive House design: what all energy-conscious homeowners should know (Bob Vila)

10-year study finds Passivhaus residents’ heating bill only £30 a quarter (Construction Management)

Get your Passive House parts at Source 2050 (Treehugger)

Working with tradespeople on site is key to Passivhaus success (The RIBA Journal)

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