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Week In Preview: February 21

Week In Preview: February 21

Please read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. The featured project above is the Greenport Passive House.

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1. WED: How to NOT Put a Pin In It with Shaun St-Amour 

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Rounding out our month of airtightness Shaun St-Amour will join us on the February 23 Passive House Live Construction Tech edition. Shaun, co-founder and co-host of Construction Tech, will dive into the tiniest issues that can pose some of the biggest challenges to the blower door score. Expect a demo driven presentation focusing on wall to windows and roofs, membranes and tapes, exterior lights and more. Get the Zoom Link.

2. THU: BPI Ep. 5, "PHribbon Calculates the Embodied Carbon in a New Masonry Building"

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Episode 5 of our UK/Ireland-based Building Performance Interactive series is entitled “PHribbon calculates the embodied carbon in a new masonry building" and will address the power of the PHribbon tool to enable designers to achieve accurate calculations of the full lifetime embodied carbon for Passive Houses and low energy buildings including retrofits. Join us this Thursday, February 24, for a presentation and lively Q&A with Tim Martel, PHribbon's Developer. Register.

3. NOW LIVE: Episode 75 of the Passive House Podcast

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Guest cohosts Ilka Cassidy and Mary James interview Clara Ha, an educator and a licensed architect working in New York City. She is an Associate at ChoShields Studio, a Passive House Certified architecture studio, where she oversees small to medium scale projects designed for a sustainable environment. She has taught architecture at the New York Institute of Technology since 2011 before joining Pratt in 2019 and has held an architectural workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. Listen here.

4. LOG ON: Virtual and Hybrid Spring Conferences

BuildingEnergy Boston 2022 (February 28-March 1) 
BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Sessions are curated by a volunteer NESEA-Member content committee to ensure that conference sessions are genuinely useful to attendees. Register.

BUILDEX Vancouver 2022 (March 23 & 24)
Passive House Canada and BUILDEX Vancouver team up for the March 23 & 24 event. The Passive House Canada Exhibition Pavilion will be THE place to discover high performance building materials, products & technologies. Register.

2022 PHN Conference (June 10 & 17)
Efficiency | Equity | Electrification | Embodied Carbon | We must transform our built environment with integrated solutions. We know the basic ingredients: efficiency, equity, electrification and embodied carbon. We have the know-how today. So let’s dive into the synergies and the specifics. Let’s get aggressive, grab all of these tools, and take radical holistic action to build a healthy prosperous future for all people before it’s too late. If you agree, join us in Boston and online. Learn more.

5. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

The Passive House Network 
CPHD On-Demand Trainings
CPHT On-Demand Trainings

The Passive House Network 
Building Energy Compliance: Introduction to Local Laws (February 24)

Building Energy Exchange 
Beyond Zero Series: Decarbonizing Downtowns (February 24)

Emu Passive 
CPHT Live in Arvada, Colorado (February 28)

BS & Beer Show 
Photovoltaic Nuts + Bolts with Will Field and Vaughan Woodruff of Revision Energy (March 3)

Phius
CPHC Phase II Training (March 14)

Passive House School
Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant Exam (March 18)

Phius
CPHB Training (March 21)
CPHC Phase II Training (April 4)
CPHB Training (April 18)

View our full calendar here.

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