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October 4

Visit a hillside residential project built to Passive House standards in New Milford, CT.

CTPH Members:        Free
Non-Members:           $15

CTPH members received advance notice to this event.  Want to get early access to future events? Become a member!  Join now

CTPH Members:  If you missed your Members email from 9/23, email us for your code.


CTGBC Green Building Awards

October 3

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, 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, 'Building Forward', will be on Building Emissions laws in 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.


Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference

October 24
Eversource has an exciting agenda lined up and will dive into real examples of zero energy buildings presented by industry leaders including:
  • NREL
  • Perkins Eastman
  • DPR Construction
  • Kaplan Thompson
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • Blake Equipment
  • River Architects
We encourage you to register early, as this full-day event is capped. Register & view the agenda here


2019 Green Energy Contractor Conference

November 7

Meet, mingle and make connections with representatives from Solar, Home Performance, and HVAC companies.

Discuss market trends and opportunities for collaboration:
  • Grow your business by promoting deeper energy savings
  • Discuss industry gaps and opportunities
  • Learn how energy trends impact residential and commercial markets in Connecticut
Details here.


International Passive House Days

November 8-10

Find participating Passive House buildings or register your own here.



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.


PHI Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C)

New York City
November 4-8
January 27-31, 2020 
March 30-April 3, 2020

With 5 days of in-class instruction, and additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. 

This course is for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings.

Brought to you by North American Passive House Network (NAPHN), in collaboration with the Passive House Academy (PHA), the Passive House Institute (PHI), and NYPH and is accredited by the AIA for 35 LUs.


PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

None scheduled nearby.  

Keep a lookout here.
(NAPHN is our closest course and
exam provider)


PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Waitsfield, VT
January 18-25, 2020

"The first half of the program focuses on basic low energy design practices, theory of heat transfer, the software tool WUFI Passive and its methodology to calculate the specific energy performance of single- and multi-family residential buildings. The second half of the course addresses mechanical systems design, passive house retrofits, non-residential buildings, quality assurance, and economic feasibility."  

This will be the only location in the U.S. to provide the full training via an in-person format.

American Institute of Architects (AIA):
63 CE units 

PHIUS Certified Builders

Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Waitsfield, VT
March 16-19, 2020

"The program curriculum – developed by a team with twenty successful passive house projects between them – runs from an introduction to design theory and climate-specific detailing to materials, techniques, project management and quality assurance. The course offers real-world experience in the on-site implementation of passive house as well as counseling and advice to both the practical and business concerns specific to passive house. The course covers not only craftsmanship, but also focuses on the risks and liability to the passive house contractor and guidance in both problem solving and (more importantly) problem avoidance."

American Institute of Architects (AIA): 32.5 CEU
Building Performance Institute: 12.75 BPI CEU



"The Passive House Community is creative, driven, and collaborative. Passive House Accelerator has been created to make it easier for others to learn about Passive House, to support the community by allowing them to share ideas and solutions, to continue and expand on the incredible conversations and sessions at conferences, and to allow those who are succeeding in creating beautiful projects and/ or solutions to share their knowledge.

Passive House Accelerator aggregates the already fantastic content from existing sites while also creating a new platform for people to share new ideas."

From our Annual Sponsor, 475 High Performance Building Supply:

"The Smart Enclosure System offers a 21st-century guide to advanced high-performance building assemblies. The System is a toolkit that can help you maximize the positive impact of your building projects: providing optimized comfort, safety, energy efficiency, and negative carbon emissions."

Learn more here.
View the series here.



Passive House Grows on Campus

From College Planning & Management magazine:

"Students are demanding this type of environmental responsibility, and many prospective students have even made it a key decision point in their final college selection process.

For several decades, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S Green Building Council has been the gold standard in rating environmentally responsible or “green” buildings. Today a lesser known standard, Passive House, is gaining more attention—especially from college facility planners thinking about constructing a new residence hall."

Read the article.



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