Passive House Weekly September 11th, 2023

September 11th, 2023

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

The featured project above is 425 Grand Concourse, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the BronxLearn more

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1. PHA Week in Preview

Passive Voyage Across Europe

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Join us for an inspiring episode of Passive House Accelerator LIVE! Next Gen, featuring Linnea Kreutzer, one half of the Mother and Daughter duo who embarked on an ambitious Passive Voyage across more than 20 countries in Europe earlier this year. Learn about their incredible 75-day journey where they embarked on a truly unique adventure, visiting over 150 Passive House projects and numerous High Performance Building Manufacturers along the way. Get the Zoom link!

Component Spotlight: Mass Timber Weather Protection

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The rise in interest in mass timber construction (CLT, NLT, dowel laminated timber) is an encouraging development for those interested in viable low-carbon alternatives to concrete and steel, but these wood-based materials need protection from the elements. In this presentation, 475 introduces the latest product offering from Pro Clima: ADHERO VISTO. This transparent, self-adhered membrane provides temporary weather protection of CLT, NLT, and Mass Timber, while also providing the airtightness needed for Passive House levels of performance. Ensuring wood panels are not damaged by the elements during the construction process is critical as these building elements are both structural and aesthetic. During this presentation, Brad Moore of 475 High Performance Building Supply will review facts about the material and team up with Mussel Ridge Builders, who will share installation experiences after recently installing ADHERO VISTO on a remarkable CLT project in Maine.

WARNING: Things will get geeky.
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THIS WEEK: Events In the Passive House Community

Passive House Accelerator
Passive Voyage Accross Europe (Sep 13)
Component Spotlight: Mass Timber Weather Protection (Sep 14)

Emu Passive
Passive Design/Build™️ Boot Camp, Minneapolis (Sep 11-14)

Passive House Canada
ONLINE: Achieving the Passive House Standard for Existing Buildings (Sep 11)

Peel Passive House
Passive House Design & Construction Course (Sep 12)

RAiNA Conference & Making Passive House Standard Webinar (Sep 13)

International Passive House Association
Large & Complex Passivhaus Masterclass Series (Sep 13)

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

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2. Featured Article of the Week

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Mainstreaming Clean Energy on Main Street USA

A Gilded Age bank building goes green with a plan that respects what’s best for an Upstate New York community’s climate, culture, and economy. Continue reading

3. Upcoming Conferences

Rainscreen Association in North America Annual Conference (Sep 21)

AIA NY Future State: Designing the Equitable City (Sep 22)

NYPH Regenerative Metropolis: High Performance Carbon Sequestration (Sep 22)

2023 Passive House Network Conference (Sep 28-Oct 6)

Energy and Environmental Building Alliance  High Performance Home Builder Summit (Oct 10-12)

BuildingEnergy NYC (Oct 12)

PhiusCon (Nov 7-10)

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

Living Future 2024 (May 7-9)

4. New Video

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5. Upcoming Passive House Happenings

Passive House Canada
ONLINE: PHPP 10 (New Features)  (Sep 18)

Passive House Accelerator
Schools: Active Learning, Passive House (Sep 20)
Combining Passive House Performance + Aesthetic Versatility (Sep 21)

Buildings of Excellence Round 4 Deadline (Sep 21)

Future State: Designing the Equitable City (Sep 22)

NY Passive House
Regenerative Metropolis: High Performance Carbon Sequestration (Sep 22)

Passive House Network
Denver Ice Box Challenge results (Sep 23)
CPHD On-Demand Trainings

Urban Green Council
What's New in the 2020 NYC Energy Code/ Urban Green Council (Sep 27)
Crushing the Code NYC: Commercial/ Urban Green Council (Sep 28)

Phius Certified Passive House Builder Training (Sep 27)

Emu Passive
2023 Passive House Builder Training Conference Bundle (Oct 2-3) 

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

USA Today, Ipsos poll: 20% of Americans fear climate change could force them to move (USA Today)
Air pollution: nearly everyone in Europe breathing bad air (DW)
Parts of Canada could see wildfires through winter, federal forecast says (CBC)
Three big, bold ideas to douse the flames of a world on fire (Washington Post)
Paint tech could help Sacramento fight extreme heat (Government Technology)
The materials movement: advancing low-carbon, healthy materials for sustainable communities (Planetizen)
Weathering the future with Passive House construction (PBS)
Passive House construction works financially. Why isn’t there more of it? (Commercial Observer)
‘Passive House’ apartment project planned in Minneapolis (Finance & Commerce)
International Ice Box Challenge comes to Denver to educate the public on energy-efficient Passive House building standards (Benzinga)

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