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 week. This is physically-distanced social connection at its finest!

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

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

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!

Interested in presenting in the future? E‑mail hello@passivehouseaccelerator.com

Video from Past Happy Hours:

September 9, Todd Rothstein—PH Simplicity *IS* Affordability:

September 9, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Todd Rothstein, Director of Construction Services for the nonprofit affordable housing provider Avesta Housing, presented his findings on Passive House affordability. (View chat transcript here).

September 2, Lois Arena—Passive NOT Houses:

September 2, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Lois Arena presented about her Passive House practice and the non-house Passive House projects that Steven Winter Associates is consulting on. (View chat transcript here.)

August 26, Juhee Lee-Hartford & James Hartford—Historic PH Retrofit into River Architects’ Studio:

August 26, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Juhee Lee-Hartford and James Hartford presented about their Passive House retrofit of an historic building in Cold Spring, NY, which now houses River Architects' studio. (View chat transcript here.)

August 19, Ian Robertson—Blindheim Passive House:

August 19, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Ian Robertson presents about the innovative Blindheim Passive House, a blend of mass timber and high performance details

August 12, Aaron Swain—SOLIS in Seattle:

August 12, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Aaron Swain of Weber Thompson presents about the multifamily SOLIS project in Seattle.

August 5, Sangeetha Sambandam—Passive House Takes a Village:

August 5, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Sangeetha Sambandam of WRT presents "Passive House Takes a Village."

July 29, Bronwyn Barry—Cycling Towards Industry Transformation:

July 29, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Bronwyn Barry of NAPHN presents "Cycling Towards Industry Transformation."

July 22, Wei Kuang—Passive House in China:

July 22, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Wei Kuang of Passive House Institute presents about Passive House in China.

July 15, Anjanette Green—RESET, Health & Buildings:

July 15, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Anjanette Green of the RESET Building Standard presents about health and buildings.

July 8, Stacy Smedley—Embodied Carbon Measurement and Practice:

July 8, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Stacy Smedley of Skanska USA and Building Transparency presents about embodied carbon.

July 1, Andreas Benzing & Scott Kennedy—PH Battle of the Cities, NYC v VAN:

July 1, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Andreas Benzing and Scott Kennedy, PH Battle of the Cities—NYC v. VAN.

June 24, Joanna Grab & Jen Leone—Data, Not Anecdotes! How to Fund PH.:

June 24, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Joanna Grab and Jen Leone, "Data, Not Anecdotes! How to Fund PH."

June 10, Ya’el Santopinto & Graeme Stewart—Ken Soble Tower Passive House Retrofit:

June 10, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Ya'el Santopinto & Graeme Stewart about Ken Soble Tower Passive House Retrofit.

June 3, Tom Bassett-Dilley and Timothy Eberline—Carroll Center Passive House Retrofit:

June 3, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Tom Bassett-Dilley and Timothy Eberline about Carroll Center Passive House Retrofit.

May 27, Kate Nason—Melbourne Passive House:

May 27, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Kate Nason presents about Melbourne Passive House.

May 20, Graham Irwin—Future Proofing for Energy and Water:

May 20, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Graham Irwin presents about future proofing strategies for energy and water.

May 13, Ed May—New Jersey’s First Multifamily Passive House:

May 13, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Ed May presents about New Jersey's first multifamily Passive House building.

May 13, Ed May—After Hour Presentation about Digital Passive House “Jigs”:

May 13, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Ed May's After Hour presentation about digital Passive House "jigs".

May 6, Tessa Smith—Madison Passive House:

May 6, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Tessa Smith presents about Madison Passive House.

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

April 29, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Tomás O'Leary presents about Ireland's largest Passive House scheme.

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

April 22, 2020 Global Passive House Happy Hour: Sally Godber presents about Goldsmith Street social housing project.

April 15, Andrew Peel—world’s 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—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—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.