Free May 12 PHMN Webinar: All-In-One HVAC Systems for High-Performance Buildings with Alex De Gagné

Join PHMN on May 12, 2020 at 5pm for another free webinar. Alex De Gagné will be joining us from Canada and enlighten us on all-in-one HVAC systems for high-performance buildings.

Time: May 12, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Sign Up for Free: Email Alex and he will share access information prior to the webinar.

Program: Participate in a 1-hour presentation which includes a live session of a fully operational PentaCare V12 from Minotair. This is the all-in-one compact evolutive D+HVAC equipment for Passive Houses, multifamily buildings and anyone who wants to live indoor with one of the best indoor climates possible.

The PentaCare V12 is 4 machines in 1 being: an Active Heat Recovery HRV + a Dehumidifier + a Ducted Air Source Heat Pump + an HEPA MERV 15 Air Filtration device. That cutting edge technology equipment strives at taking care of 5 things: Dehumidification + Heating + Ventilation + Air filtration + Cooling (D+HVAC). Ventilation wise, it’s the only one capable of Net Zero Positive Ventilation© as the most efficient of all HRVs and ERVs with a record-setting SRE of 116% as certified by the HVI. Meaning the PentaCare V12 can output more heat energy that the electrical energy it uses. Only from Minotair, the Science of air.

We’ll also talk briefly about compartmentalization principle for mechanical systems in MF buildings. That principle promotes unit space heating and cooling and hot water being provided by individual mechanical systems located in each unit. Compartmentalization principle for mechanical systems in MF buildings is a principle that as, amongst other sources, clearly explained in a 6-page article from Dr Joseph W. Lstiburek, PH.D., P.ENG., FELLOW ASHRAE who was published in the July 2019 edition of the ASHRAE Journal.

Free May 19 PHMN Webinar: Passive House Windows, Shades and other Goodies with Stephan Tanner

Please join PHMN for another free webinar on May 19, 2020 at 5pm. Stephan Tanner, architect of North America’s first certified Passive House, principal at TE Studio, Intep, co-founder of the 2000-Watt Society and co-owner of Tanner Windows and Peak Building Products will share his story of supplying Passive House windows, shades and other building components in North America over the last 15 years.

  • A brief history of Passive House window technology and why you need it
  • An outline of the differences between a ‘box and a frame window’
  • The components of a high-performance window
  • Glass specs and why they matter
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) vs. exterior shading
  • What the numbers really mean, and why a tool like the PHPP should matter more to professionals

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/koa-xena-fxj

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Passive House 2020: “Choose Your Future” Online Conference in June and July

Attend this year’s Passive House conference for an amazing price!

VISION

Choose Your Future” is a call to action – to recognize the power of individuals to produce change and to build a movement; a call to not forfeit our influence over events but use it.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Building developers, owners, professionals and policymakers interested in choosing Passive House to improve outcomes, minimize uncertainty and risk, provide more control, increase performance and enhance well-being.

CONFERENCE EVENTS

Virtual building tours will occur the day after the virtual conference. There will also l be in-depth workshops following in June and July. Join us as industry professionals show how to leverage the international Passive House Standard, and choose their futures.

Register: https://naphnconference.com/tickets/

Certified Passive House Designer Training (CPHD) Now Available Online For All!

Haven’t been able to take CPHD training yet, now is your chance! We are now offering our CPHD training online so it is accessible to everyone.

NAPHN’s (North American Passive House Network) Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for Passive House building professionals. 

  • 5 days of online instruction
  • 7 additional e-learning modules 
  • Thorough grounding of critical aspects of Passive House design and construction 
  • Receive a 5-year registration as an internationally accredited CPHD/C after passing exam
  • For all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers and more

Details:
What: NAPHN’s Online Certified Passive House Designer Training

When: May 11-15th (9-5 each day)

Where: ONLINE

Details to follow when you registerWebsite link for more info & registration: https://naphnetwork.org/designer-training/

PHMN and NAPHN to co-host April 28 Happy Hour

Join us on April 28 at 6:30pm for an online Happy Hour with NAPHN co-founder Ken Levenson. BYOB and Passive House questions—big and small—to help us build and grow the Passive House Network you want. Engage with your fellow Passivists locally and talk with Ken about what is happening at the national and international level.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtfu6opjkpEtEwdjotK5iuKgjdpcCuAKV5

Ken Levenson is a member of NY Passive House and the North American Passive House Network nonprofits, working with the Passive House Institute to transform building performance globally.

Leadership Circle vs. Happy Hour

One question many ask is whether to join Passive House Minnesota’s monthly leadership circle meetings, or come to a Happy Hour (or both). Here is how our events differ and how you can answer that question for yourself:

Join the Passive House Leadership Circle if you wish to actively participate in outreach and eduction, or otherwise volunteer for NAPHN. We ask that all leadership circle members are NAPHN members

The Happy Hour is Passive House Minnesota’s monthly public event. It’s a great opportunity to engage with like-minded people to network and exchange ideas and questions surrounding the Passive House building energy standard. Open to all. The next Happy Hour is tonight at 6:30pm at FairState Brewing Coop.

We list both events on our calendar.

NAPHN 2020 “Choose Your Future” Conference

New York City, June 11-12, 2020. Learn more.

“Choose Your Future” is a call to action – to recognize the power of individuals to produce change and to build a movement; a call for us all to not forfeit our influence over events but to use it. Our time. Our money. Our emotions. Our brainpower. All of these are individual investments in future outcomes; in a future that is increasingly uncertain but still ours to shape through our actions, decisions and commitments. Passive House is a way for us to reliably invest in that future.

Accelerating climate disruptions and public policy initiatives are driving uncertainty about the future effectiveness of our investments today. The core mission of Passive House 2020 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.

There will be in-depth workshops for the two days prior to the conference and building tours the day after. Building owners, industry professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers will share how they leverage the international Passive House Standard, and choose their futures.

January High Performance Homes Classes

Passive House supporter Larry Mayer is putting on four exciting and relevant training classes in January at the Maple Grove Community Center. We added all of them to the Passive House Minnesota calendar. Learn more and sign up for each class by clicking on the headlines below.

1) Introduction to Green Building Principles

  • For Appraisers & Lending Underwriters – Level 1 Design & Industry Overview
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 from 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM CST
  • 7 CE credits + 1 for passing test at end of day
  • $50 (typically $220) including lunch
  • Please visit northstarai.org to process your payment

2) Case Studies of Residential Green Buildings

  • For Appraisers & Lending Underwriters – Level 2 Case Workup Training
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM CST
  • 7 CE credits + 1 for passing test at end of day
  • $50 (typically $220) including lunch
  • Please visit northstarai.org to process your payment

3) Describing, Documenting, Valueing, Marketing, and Financing

  • For Realtors, Lending Loan Officers, Loan Underwriters
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 7:15 AM to 12:00 PM CST
  • 4 CE credits

4) High-Performance Homes Financing Rules

  • For Builders, Designers, Project Managers, Energy Assessors, Home Inspectors & Building Inspectors
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST 
  • 4 CE credits