Top Passive House Tweets Last Week

September 29, 2020

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

Bryn Davidson of Lanefab Design/Build tweeted a call-to-action for small developers, asking them why they weren’t doing more Passive House builds. He showed the investment pay-offs by comparing revenue and land cost. He continued the thread by introducing viewers to Passive House, what it is, and answering any questions about the standard.

New York Passive House’s Board of Directors elected Stas Zakrzewski as President and appointed Andreas M Benzing as NYPH’s first Executive Director.

The Closeburn Passivhaus project was shortlisted in the Housing & Regeneration of the 2020 SURF Awards this past week.

PHIUS announced that the 6th Annual Passive Projects Competition will be all virtual this year.

Carmarthenshire County Council will aim for Passive House in their schools after the success of the award-winning Burry Port, where they are already seeing huge monetary savings over whole life costs.

According to Passivhaus Trust, St. Sophia’s is set to become the UK’s first EnerPHit school.

In line with Monash University Peninsula campus’ net-zero carbon emissions strategy, JCB used Passive House principles to create Gillies Hall. These student accommodations are currently the largest example of Passive House-certified design in Australia.

According to Emma Osmundsen of Exeter City Living, the UK’s first certified Passivhaus leisure centre is taking shape. This video gives you an insight of what is to come!

In the latest issue of Welsh Housing Quarterly, the magazine discussed how housing associations and developers are building Passivhaus homes for homeless populations with the aid of the Welsh government. This initiative is part of the Innovative Housing Programme.

Passive House specialist Monte Paulsen called for the creation of Passive House demonstration centers like those in China, where Passive House has become more widely adopted.

The Bella Bella Passive House, built off the coast of British Columbia, proves anything is possible whether it be off-site testing and design or building on the side of an island.

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