week of MAY 18 | 2020  


Building the Future - Sustainably!

May 19 1:00-2:00 PM

Join the Passive House Institute`s founder Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Feist and gain insight into the global building industry today and what it could be tomorrow: Sustainable, comfortable and healthy.


Peak Building Products webinar

May 19 5:00 PM

Stephan Tanner - Architect of North America's 1st certified Passive House and Co-Owner of Peak Building Products will share his story of supplying high-performance building products, such as, Tanner windows and doors, Hella exterior shades and other building components in North America for 10+ years. 

Video call-in: 
+1 321-529-7744 PIN: 941571560#

PHI Expert: Summer Comfort for Passive House Buildings

May 20 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Dr Berthold Kaufmann, senior research scientist at the Passive House Institute, will present the basics of summer comfort and discuss the role of both passive and active cooling strategies in mitigating high internal summer temperatures.

2 Passive House Continuous Education (CEPH)


Air Source Heat Pumps and Variable Refrigerant Flow: How About These HFC Refrigerants?

May 21 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

JS Rancourt, the Principal at DXS New England, covers the basics of refrigerants, the coefficient of performance [COP] of these systems, environmental impacts of HFCs from their Global Warming Potential [GWP] to their Life Cycle Climate Performance, and evaluate the life safety implications of HFC refrigerants with an introduction to the ASHRAE 15 & 34 standards.  

           BPI 1.0 credit hour



PH Verification Workshop: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Passive House

May 21 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Testing, verification, and technical requirements for PHIUS certification with a focus on both single family and multi-family Passive House projects.  By gaining a basic understanding of these requirements, designers can position their projects for a higher degree of success within the Passive House system.

CEUs: AIA Eligible 


Finch Cambridge: Truly Affordable Passive House

May 28 2:00 - 3:00 PM

"Finch Cambridge is the largest new construction affordable housing development in the City of Cambridge, MA in 40 years.  As a Passive House project with a 105 kW PV array on the roof, it will also be one of the most operationally energy efficient buildings in Massachusetts.  Currently in the final months of construction, this project has many important lessons to teach teams."

           MA CSL 1.0 hours, Energy
           PHIUS (pending)



Passive House Accelerator's Global Happy Hour

Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM

"This weekly event enables our Passive House community to come together to continue to share all the great work that we are doing to spread something good in the world.  
Video from Past Happy Hours

Greenbuilding Advisor and Fine Homebuilding's The BS* + Beer Show (*building science)

Thursdays @ 6:00-7:30PM  

May, 21: The Benefits of Bio-based Building Materials. Panelists are builder Jacob Racusin, author, Endeavour Centre director Chris Magwood, and architect David Arkin.  
Use this link to register

International Passive House Association (iPHA) Community MeetUp

Every other Monday @ 3:00 PM

June 1: Passive House: What's it worth? with presenter Andy Marlow, APHA (Australia) The benefits of Passive House are well-known but the costs remain a mystery to many. This presentation looks at the design changes required to achieve the Passive House standard and their cost implications

International Living future Institute (ILFI) Virtual Happy Hour

Fridays @ 3:00-5:00 PM

"This is a great way to learn more about the organization and connect with other like-minded sustainability professionals." 


New AIA CT Award

This award honors the climate change initiatives of AIA Connecticut and  Connecticut Passive House to secure a more sustainable and environmentally thriving future by recognizing the efforts of licensed architects who have developed and demonstrated ways to decrease Green House Gases, reduce energy use and demand, and conserve water use in the built or unbuilt environment.

Equally important is the creation of durable, comfortable and healthy spaces. The award attempts to raise the public awareness of the current climate crisis and the massive role played by construction, maintenance, and operations of the built environment.

Award information is available here.
Submission Deadline: June 24, 2020

CT Green Building Council

CTGBC's Annual Awards program with categories for:
* Commercial
* Public / Institutional
* Single Family Residential
* Multifamily Residential
* Site
* Passive House (a CTPH collaboration)
* Out-of-State
* Student Design

And featuring:
* CTGBC Trailblazer Award
* Judy Swann Green Advocate Awards

Award information is available here.
Submission Deadline: June 16, 2020


May 28 @ 2:00-3:00 Finch Cambridge: Truly Affordable Passive House
Every Wednesday, June 24-July 29 @ 1:00 – 4:00 PM NAPHN virtual conference
August 13&14 NESEA BuildingEnergy Boston 2020


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