PhiusCon Call for Abstracts 2021

Calling all architects, engineers, builders, high-performance component manufacturers, and policy makers to share the best of passive and zero energy building through case studies, best practices, lessons learned, and product knowledge.

Submission Deadline: May 28, 2021. Tarrytown, NY October 12-15

A New Beginning at PhiusCon with NYSERDA

This year’s PhiusCon (formerly known as PHIUS North American Passive House Conference), will have a distinct New York accent. In partnership with New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA), the conference will be held in Tarrytown, New York, close to fantastic passive projects in New York City as well as the Hudson Valley.

NYSERDA is helping to make New York a leader in energy and carbon reduction. The agency has subsidized passive building training to strengthen the workforce, pushed for stringent codes, and incentivized high-performance building through efforts like it’s Buildings of Excellence program. We look forward to the agency’s participation.

Timing is Everything. Let’s all stay safe

Our goal is for PhiusCon to be an inclusive event that brings people together no matter if they are in-person or joining by live streaming. The most important thing is for us to engage, share and have fun.

Dates to Remember

  • October 12-13: Pre-conference workshops

  • October 13: Exhibit hall opens in the evening/reception

  • October 14-15: Core conference presentations

Proposal Topics to Face Next Frontier Challenges

From case studies, lessons learned and best practices to proven technology, materials and integrated solutions, we’ve selected several topics to tackle during our discussions this year.

Which one is right for you?

  • States’ and cities’ climate action and zero energy code progress

  • Innovation in finance and technology

  • Optimized methods to bring down cost for design, construction and manufacturing

  • Zero energy building + renewable energy grid solutions such as microgrids, energy storage, virtual power plants

  • Successful passive retrofit solutions including manufactured component approaches such as panel systems

  • International climate-specific passive projects

  • QA/QC professional experiences in multiple building typologies

  • Integrating PHIUS+ QA/QC protocol in the building delivery process from start to finish

  • Performance verification and continuous commissioning

  • The relationship between high-performance/zero energy buildings and economic/workforce development

  • Carbon/overall impact assessment

  • Promotion of social justice or equity within and around projects

  • How to define, rate, verify resilience, health and comfort of zero energy buildings

Submit an Abstract

Submission Deadline

May 28, 2021

Notification of Speaker Acceptance

June, 2021

Deadline to RSVP & Confirm Intent to Present

July 2, 2021

Submission Requirements

  • Presentation Title

  • Presentation Structure (35 min presentation, panel, workshop)

  • 500-word abstract

  • Learning objectives (4)

  • Presenter(s) bio, credentials & headshot

Submission Tips

  • Prepare your submission in an external doc, in case of web/saving issues

  • Questions? Email [email protected]

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