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Lake Waramaug residence,
New Preston

Special thanks to George Switzer and Matt O'Malia from OPAL.
Columbus Commons,
New Britian

Special thanks to Drew Bourne from Dakota Partners and Susan Odell from Paul B. Bailey Architects.

*** CTPH Members: Keep your eyes out for an upcoming email announcing links and resources discussed at the visits.  You will be able to access them from your CTPH website account. ***


Connecticut Architecture Conference and Expo (CACX)

September 12 &13
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Uncasville, CT

... is THIS WEEK!  You know all about this by now, you're planning to go, and you're signed up for our sessions, right?

Come see us at booth #A500 in Association Alley.
Don't miss the CTPH-sponsored sessions:
  • Carbon Drawdown NOW! – presented by Jacob Racusin and Ace McArleton
  • Introduction to Passive House – presented by Leonard “Trip” Wyeth AIA, CPHD; George Penniman AIA, CPHD

Other sessions featuring Passive House:
  • Retrofitting for the Future at Yale University: A Passive House Case Study – Presented by Dylan Martello; Peter Pesce
  • Sustainability Goals and Green Buildings/ High Performance Standards: How do you Choose? –  Panel: Melissa Kops, AIA; Katie Symonds, AIA; Blake Jackson, AIA; Ilona Prosol and Dylan Martello

 CACX Thursday carpool
 CACX Friday carpool


NESEA's BuildingEnergy NYC

September 26
Convene Old Slip Conference Center, New York City  (Financial District)

PHIUS CPHC: Attendees can receive 5.0 CPHC CEUs for participating in the full conference.

This year’s theme of “Electrification” means that content will focus on how electrification will affect design, construction, related policies, technology, operations, user engagement, and community equity, as well as on solutions for when electrification is not possible. 

Register here.
Continuing Education Unit info here.


CTGBC Green Building Awards

October 3

"We look forward to celebrating with all of you on the evening of Oct. 3rd in New Haven, in the Springside Community Room, at Common Ground High School, Urban Farm and Educational Center. The Urban and Educational Center is a LEED Gold certified building and previous CTGBC Green Building Award of Honor winner. For more information about their mission, and history, please visit the Common Ground High School webpage."

Register here.
John Mandyck, the CEO of Urban Green Council in NYC, will be the keynote speaker.  As NYC is the largest city in the world to declare a climate emergency, John is at the forefront of the efforts to transform buildings for a sustainable future.  His keynote, entitled 'Building Forward', will be on Building Emissions laws in the recently passed NYC Climate Mobilization Act. 

 CTGBC Green Building Awards carpool


PASSIVEhouse Massachusetts Symposium

October 23

PHMA19 is a showcase for the next great leap in sustainable building, from net-zero carbon homes to multi-families, offices, and beyond.

More information here.

Early bird pricing ends 9/13.


Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference

October 24
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Eversource Energy Auditorium,
107 Selden St, Berlin, CT
Interested in helping build the next generation of Zero Energy buildings?
Topics include zero energy case studies, energy modeling & emerging technologies!

More information here.

Hosted by Eversource.
Partners EnergizeCT, Mass Save, and NH Saves



From now on, for every event we organize or sponsor, we will set up a GroupCarpool to help our sustainability-loving community save gas and curb greenhouse gas emissions.  It's a simple interface that does not require setting up an account.

We encourage you to use this tool in your daily life as well.

CACX - Thursday
CACX - Friday
CTGBC Green Building Awards


Climate Crisis, Policy, and Passive House

From 475 High Performance Building Supply

When the new high-performance affordable HANAC Corona Senior Residence in Corona Queens opened this year, it's unveiling was attended by high profile politicians. The HANAC building represents a new era for energy-efficient design, being certified by the Passive House Institute, just as calls for better building strengthen.

Read more

Accord, NY Passive House

From American Luxury magazine:

"By demonstrating that Passive House design can be affordable, beautiful, resilient, and comfortable, the designers sought to overcome the common challenges that hinder its mainstream viability."

"... the team was able to achieve a competitive price per square foot relative to regional costs for this market niche, demonstrating that Passive House design can have a common-sense appeal to homeowners, designers, and to conventional builders." 

Read the article.

Comfort is a Workplace Equity Issue, Too

A recent USC study determines temperature impacts productivity.  "The results have implications for economic productivity as well as for building design, a field that has focused in recent years on designing more energy-efficient buildings."

SageGlass's take: "This finding demonstrates that thermal comfort should be considered a workplace equity issue, such as family leave and equal pay for equal work, but historically it hasn’t been viewed through that lens. This study is a reminder that facilities themselves play an important role. If a workplace is designed or operated to advantage one group over another, even inadvertently, it detracts from workplace equity. Not only does it warrant employers viewing workplace design as a human resources issue, architects and facility managers need to consider the impact of workplace design on equity as well."  



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