Passive *NOT* Houses: Lois Arena to Headline Wednesday's Global Passive House Happy Hour (Sep 2)

August 31, 2020


The Global Passive House Happy Hour is held Wednesday at 4 pm (Pacific), 7 pm (Eastern), midnight (British), and 9 am (Thursday, Australian Eastern). Join us 30 minutes early for pre-show networking or stick around following the main event for our After Hour!

Steven Winter Associates is a powerhouse within the North American Passive House community. Their consulting work has been integral to some of the most innovative and iconic Passive House projects, such as “The House,” the Cornell Tech dormitory on New York City’s Roosevelt Island; the retrofit of the Star Garment Innovation Centre in Sri Lanka to EnerPHit standards; and the mixed-use Winthrop Center in Boston that is currently under construction.

In that same spirit of pushing the boundaries of what Passive House is capable of, the inimitable Lois Arena, SWA’s Director of Passive House Services, will be joining us this Wednesday for the Global Passive House Happy Hour. Her talk, “Passive NOT Houses—Applying the Standard to Other Building Types”, will focus on applying the principles of Passive House design to building types beyond houses. Specifically, she will examine some of the challenges and benefits of building structures like schools, factories, and office spaces to the Passive House standard.

About Our Global Passive House Happy Hours

Fast. Factual. Fun. These open, FREE gatherings are a (virtual) place for the global Passive House community—and anyone interested in low-carbon building design—to come together, hear from the world’s top practitioners, and meet one another. They’re fast-paced, high-energy, and habit-forming. They are also open to all, regardless of geography, profession, experience level, or favorite certification type. Come drink in some Passive House knowledge and camaraderie.


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