Global Passive House Happy Hour

Come drink in some low carbon building design knowledge and inspiration at our Global Passive House Happy Hours, held every Wednesday. This is social distancing at its finest!

This free event is open to all comers, regardless of experience level, preferred certification type, profession, or geography. It’s a (virtual) place for the Passive House community to come together and share the work that we are doing to spread something good in the world. Passive House design and construction creates comfortable, healthy, energy efficient, resilient, and beautiful buildings. Let’s keep our spirits high as we all deal with the COVID-19 virus in a responsible way—staying home, practicing social distancing, continuously washing our hands, communicating with our friends online, and ensuring we are safe!

4pm Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, LA
6pm Chicago
7pm New York, Toronto
12pm Midnight London (Thursday)
1am Darmstadt (Thursday)
9am Melbourne (Thursday)

The theme of these socials: Fast. Factual. Fun.

Organizers will issue a Zoom link to registrants so that we all can interact from the comfort of home.

Interested in presenting in the future? E‑mail

Typical Agenda:

  • Introductions, invitation to present
  • Simultaneous opening of beverages. BYOB
  • Presentation
  • Open discussion / networking

Video from Past Happy Hours:

April 29, Tomás O’Leary re: Ireland’s largest Passive House scheme:

April 22, Sally Godber re: Goldsmith Street, winner of RIBA’s Stirling Prize:

April 15, Andrew Peel re: world first Passive House car dealership:

April 15, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Andrew Peel presents about the Passive House Subaru dealership in Red Deer, Ontario.

April 8, Michelle Apigian re: Massachusetts Passive House multifamily:

April 8, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Michelle Apigian presents multifamily Passive House details from Massachusetts project.

April 1, Timothy McDonald re: the “good ugly” Front Flats:

April 1, 2020 Global Passive Happy Hour: Dr. Wolfgang Feist presents Top 10 List and Tim McDonald presents provocative Front Flats project.