Top Passive House Tweets Last Week

November 16, 2020

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Here’s a roundup of last week’s top Passive House tweets!

At this year’s 2020 Sustainability Awards, Passive House was the real winner. Award recipients include the Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design by Grimshaw Architects (Education & Research), Gilles Hall at Monash University by Jackson Clement Burrows Architects with AECOM (Multiple Dwelling), Warehouse Greenhouse by Breathe Architecture (Single Dwelling [Alteration]), and Passive House Designer Taline Edwards.

Carmel Pratt, John Loercher, Sara Bayer, and Nick Shaw will be presenting at the Nov. 17th PHIUS webinar on embodied carbon. Webinar starts at 6 pm ET.

Beth Williams will be talking about concrete-free foundations this week at the UKPHC on behalf of Passivhaus Trust.

An article from The Guardian reports that a £3bn program to better insulate homes across England is struggling because builders and installers are failing to sign up.

Up to £95 million in architectural, engineering and project management contracts is expected to be unlocked by the Edinburgh City Council in the next four years. This includes Passive House architects for the very first time.

Bronwyn Barry shared how the London Borough of Ealing Council has connected their affordable housing and climate action plans while using Passivhaus in the process.

Construction of Scotland’s first Passivhaus nursery is underway. According to the shared article, Blackridge Primary school “will provide up to 64 spaces for early learning and childcare for eligible two, three and four-year-olds, and the project includes a new 3G floodlit Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and dedicated parking and drop-off facilities, directly off Main Street.”

The Welsh government backed plans to transform the Machynlleth school. This £48 million plan includes making Machynlleth the first all-through Passivhaus school with a swimming pool and leisure facility in both Wales and the UK.

The first Passivhaus school in Spain, Colegio Brains, has been completed. The school was created by DL+A arquitectos.

Beattie Passive has made some big steps at their modular factory since their last virtual tour was released.

In an article for Wired, Dr. Shelly Miller, an environmental professor, gave a shoutout to Passive House when discussing how to make buildings “breathe” better.

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