week of MAY 26 | 2020  


Passive House Three-Part Series: 
Creating an Efficient Building Envelope

June 3: Windows / Doors
June 18: Insulation / Sealing
@ 10:00 - 11:30 AM

CTPH Board member Philippe Campus presents the second in a three-part series that focuses on the primary design components of a highly energy-efficient building envelope.  These webinars will go in depth on three important aspects of Passive house principles of a high-performance building.

           PHI (pending)
           PHIUS (pending)

AIA Members: FREE
CTPH Members*: FREE
Non Members: $15

*Look out for a members-only email with instructions.

Project Spotlight: Airtight Passive Solar Project in Southern Oregon

May 26 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Mike Merg of Merganhamar Designs discusses the process, methods, and material choices made for this unique high performance home.  The project "utilizes  “advanced framing” and Swedish platform framing. This home exemplifies best-practice air sealing on the interior and exterior of the building - essential for moisture, air- and vapor-control." 


Ecology School Virtual Tour and Panel Discussion

May 26 @ 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Maine's first Living Building Challenge project in process at The Ecology School in Saco. Join us to see construction in process virtually and learn about the unique team collaboration with Kaplan Thompson Architects, Briburn and Scott Simons Architects with contractor, Zachau Construction Inc.
and with materials supplier 475 High Performance
Building Supply


Buildings of Excellence: Housing Communities

May 27 @ 9:00 - 10:30 PM

"Join NYSERDA and BE-Ex for our sixth NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Gallery Talk, Bushwick Alliance, an all-electric, carbon-neutral, and affordable housing project in Brooklyn, and HELP ONE, a shelter with 195 family shelter units and designed with VRFs, Energy Star appliances,
water conserving plumbing fixtures, thick insulation,
and LED lighting.


Passive Houses with Architects In Cho and Michael Ingui

May 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12 PM

How is the appeal of Passive House different for architects, owners, and other stakeholders?  Presenters from ChoShields Studio and Baxt Ingui Architects discuss residential applications of Passive House and various ways this progressive building performance standard can transform how both
professionals and lay people experience


Finch Cambridge: Truly Affordable Passive House

May 28 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM

"Finch Cambridge is the largest new construction affordable housing development in 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, 28: Choosing and Using Water Resistive Barriers.  Which WRB (aka housewrap or water control layer) of the many available is the best for your project?  How do you install it properly?  Learn from two builders who have the details dialed in.

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." 


PH2020: Choose Your Future 

Every Wednesday, June 24-July 29 @ 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Don't miss Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future, NAPHN Conference, now online.  The largest gathering of Passive House professionals and suppliers, to date, in the US.  Its core mission is to demonstrate and discuss how (and why) building owners, developers, and occupants are choosing Passive House to improve outcomes, minimize uncertainty and risk, provide more control, increase performance and enhance well-being.

The new format of this event, where the content is co-created with audience participation happening over six weeks, should make it a supercharged and nourishing information sharing and connection generating experience.

Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future.  Conference will be online EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON from 1-4 PM EST.  Don’t miss this exciting event!

Early bird pricing ends June 1.

CTPH Members get a 25% discount on registration.  Look out for a members-only email with your discount code.


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


June 3 @ 1:00 - 2:00 The Financial Case for Healthy, High Performance Buildings 
June 4 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green
June 4 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM Building In & Building Out: Lessons Learned from Deep Energy Retrofits
June 4 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM Passive House, CLT, and Airtightness for Multifamily Buildings

Every Wednesday, June 24-July 29 @ 1:00 - 4:00 PM PH2020: Choose Your Future 
August 6-7 Green Building United 2020 New Gravity Housing Conference
August 13&14 NESEA BuildingEnergy Boston 2020


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