Top Passive House Tweets Last Week

September 21, 2020

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Here’s a roundup of last week’s top Passive House tweets! We hope you enjoy the new format!

The 24th Annual International Passive House Conference began yesterday, September 20. It goes until October 8.

During the plenary session of the conference, Passive House Institute founder Wolfgang Feist focused on embodied carbon. PHI is set to release research on the subject in coming months.

Passivhaus posted about the top 10 ways to minimize the costs associated with building to the Passive House standard.

On Tuesday, September 22, Paul McNally of Ecological Building Systems will give a presentation on Ireland’s first Passivhaus pharmacy. The event is part of the World Green Building Council’s annual campaign to deliver greener buildings and it’s free.

On September. 29th, PHIUS’s own Lisa White will be teaching part of the Passive House: Planning, Design and Construction Seminar.

Passive House Massachusetts’s Passive House Symposium 2020 is open for early-bird registration.

This past week was the Architects’ Journal 100 Festival. One of the highlights was the interview with Architype UK’s Jonathan Hines and Hattie Hartman, AJ’s Sustainability Editor.

Monte Paulsen tweeted a thread of a few updates from the PHI annual meeting of Accredited Building Certifiers.

According to Passivhaus Trust and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, finance continues to be the biggest barrier for educational clients to adopt Passivhaus for university buildings.

QODA Consulting released exciting plans this week for UWE Bristol Estates student accommodations. The project would be the largest student residential Passivhaus development in the world if built.

Exeter City Living Managing Director, Emma Osmundsen, talks about the 10-year journey the council has taken with Passive House and about the plans they have for the upcoming years.

Bell Phillips Arch submitted plans for 134 Passivhaus homes across 6 different sites to the Ealing Council. With 73 at London Affordable Rent and others similarly priced, these developments include 70% affordable homes.

On Sept. 17, Tower Hamlets Council granted consent to build Passivhaus homes on a local garage site. The project will re-use the bricks from the former garage.

A New Zealand construction team is using volcanic ash pozzolans to reduce cement content in their build.

Student housing facilities in Maine’s Bowdoin College are nearing completion

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