Conference

Highlights from the North American Passive House Conference

Posted on February 01,2015 by ab3 in climate

The 9th annual North American Passive House Conference happened two weeks ago in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has been holding this conference every year since 2006, and it just keeps getting better.

The Passive House Conference in California Is Where It’s At!

Posted on February 01,2015 by ab3 in Conference

The 9th annual North American Passive House Conference is less than a month away. You knew it's going to be in California, right? It's unfortunate that the other Passivhaus group has chosen to use the same name that the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has been using since 2006, but I've already discussed that confusion. (Full disclosure: I am on the board of directors of PHIUS.)

More Information on the Passive House Conference in San Francisco

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

Passive House Institute US has posted its list of programs for the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco in September. The conference, which runs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 14, opens with a keynote address by researcher and author William Rose on Sept. 12 before breaking into a number of separate discussions on narrowly focused topics.

Passive House Conference Lists Speakers

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

Influential building scientist William Rose will deliver the keynote address at the Ninth Annual North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco on Sept. 12, according to the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS).

Another Report on the Great Ventilation Rate Debate

Posted on February 01,2015 by Nate_Adams in ACI

Here is my rundown of the recent Affordable Comfort (ACI) conference in Detroit. It was great to catch up with — or at least brush by — longtime industry friends, in the case of Allison Bailes of Energy Vanguard and Andy Frank of Sealed. It’s really cool that the industry is small enough you can become friends with even the big names.

NY14 Passive House Conference Announces Speakers

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

The NY14 Passive House Conference opens on June 17 with an address by Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, a climate change scientist whose work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helped the group to a shared Nobel Prize in 2007. Organizers of the one-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City said Ürge-Vorsatz will discuss several issues, including the role of building efficiency in reducing carbon emissions.

A Passivhaus Conference in Germany

Posted on February 01,2015 by ken levenson in Conference

The 2014 International Passive House Conference was held in Aachen, Germany, on April 25-26. Produced by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI), this annual conference offered a dizzying and inspiring array of information and networking opportunities.

A Green Building Conference in Montreal

Posted on February 01,2015 by user-756436 in Conference

Although I live in the middle of nowhere, in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, my house is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec. A few weeks ago I made the drive north to meet a few green builders from Quebec and to attend a green building conference called Ecohabitation 2014. Montreal is a fun city where it's easy to buy a decent baguette. The city also offers the chance to sample delicious food prepared by Quebecois born in Lebanon, Tunisia, Mexico, India, and many other countries.

Passive House Institute U.S. Schedules Conference

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

Passive House Institute U.S. says that it is now accepting both papers and presenters for its annual North American conference, scheduled this year from September 10-14 at the Marriott San Francisco Waterfront. PHIUS was still firming up its speakers and other conference details, and said it would have registration links posted at its website later in the week.

Northeast Green Building Council Confab April 4

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

Details were skimpy, but organizers of a regional meeting of U.S. Green Building Council chapters promised an opportunity to learn and network at the Upper Northeast Regional Summit in Burlington, VT, on April 4.

Passive House Conference in New York

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

The NY14 Passive House Conference & Expo in New York City on June 17, 2014, will feature 18 speakers and more than 30 manufacturers or service providers, organizers said. The one-day program runs from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. Tickets purchased before the end of the month cost $125 for general admission ($95 for NYPH members). After March 31, the price goes to $195 ($145 for members). Students get lower rates.

A Construction Trade Fair in Germany

Posted on February 01,2015 by Andrew Dey in Andrew Dey

I recently attended BauTec, a trade fair for the construction industry that is held annually in Berlin. According to the show’s marketers, BauTec is “the year’s most important trade industry event.” I found the show to be impressive, inspiring, and overwhelming.

New Englanders Love Heat Pumps

Posted on February 01,2015 by ab3 in air-source heat pump

Last week I went to NESEA's Building Energy conference, and I think I heard three terms more than any others: heat pump, net zero, and passive house. (The second most popular trio was beer, wine, and whisky, but that may have something to do with the folks I was hanging out with.) So let's get right to the important question here: Why do these people in the cold climate of New England love heat pumps so much?

Toronto Hosts Energy Conference in April

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in All-Energy

Two hundred exhibitors and as many as 2,500 renewable energy professionals are expected at the All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference in Toronto on April 9 and 10, organizers said. The Toronto conference is one of three All-Energy conferences this year. Others are scheduled in Australia and Scotland.

BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston This March

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in BuildingEnergy

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) opens BuildingEnergy 14, the largest conference of its kind in the region, for a three-day run on March 4 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Last year's conference attracted 3,000 professionals in the sustainable building industry. They represented 32 states and eight countries, according to NESEA, and included architects, builders, developers, building managers, installers and "anyone else who's working toward a sustainable built environment."

HUD Secretary Will Speak at Passive House Conference

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has announced that U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be the keynote speaker at the institute's 8th annual North American conference in Pittsburgh on Oct. 17. The conference takes place at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Donovan's address on Thursday morning marks the start of two days of sessions covering technology, policy-making, and business issues associated with Passivhaus building, PHIUS says. There also are optional technical workshops on Oct. 15 and 16.

Passive House Conference in October

Posted on February 01,2015 by ScottG in Conference

Passive House Institute U.S. has announced that its 8th annual North American Passive House Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15-19, 2013, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The cost of registration before July 31 is $400 ($495 for non Passive House Alliance members). After that, rates go to $495 and $575 respectively.

Excellence in Building: Worth the Trip to Phoenix

Posted on February 01,2015 by BrianP in Conference

Each year, the editors at Fine Homebuilding and GBA hit a bunch of trade shows and conferences. We go for a number of reasons. The big shows (IBS, KBIS, and AIA) are where the big product releases happen and where we can expose the most people to our brand. We often have our own booth at these shows, and along with our contributors, we sometimes have the opportunity to speak about relevant topics in home building and design.

A Slow Living Summit in Brattleboro, Vermont

Posted on February 01,2015 by AlexWilson in Brattleboro

For the past three years, the Slow Living Summit has been an important ancillary event to the Strolling of the Heifers parade in Brattleboro, Vermont, which is now one of the state’s leading tourist attractions. With a nod to Spain’s famous Running of the Bulls, the Strolling of the Heifers is a relaxed walk along Main Street that focuses attention on farmers and local food.

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