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.
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.
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
Attend this year’s Passive House conference for an amazing price!
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.
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.
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.
On April 21 at 5pm CST, Passive House Minnesota is co-hosting a webinar with Mike Schaefer of Mitsubishi about the concept of Passive & High-Performance homes and the application of Residential Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems to meet their design and efficiency requirements. He will review the technology and advantages of Residential VRF Systems and their performance in cold climates, the process used to properly size cooling and heating equipment, and the benefits afforded by Residential VRF Systems.
Mike has been in the HVAC Industry since 2005 where he has worked on all levels including contracting, distribution and manufacturing. Mike joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2014 and has held multiple roles including Commercial Area Manager, Residential Area Manager and was most recently part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Performance Construction Team which is focused on providing healthy, efficient and reliable mechanical solutions to the high performance building market. He is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Chicago market.
VRF for Passive House and High Performance Homes – Passive House Minnesota Tue, Apr 21, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CDT)
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we are cancelling our March 24th Happy Hour. Our leadership circle will also be taking extra precautions during this time—taking advantage of online conferencing tools or phone conversations instead of in-person meetings—as we continue working on a range of agenda items to further the adoption of passive house.
Among our top priorities for 2020 is planning for an upcoming Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant training this fall as well as speaking events, practitioner and policy-related roundtables, and Passive House open houses. Undoubtedly, we will be considering which of these events can be offered as web conferences.
Please stay tuned for updates regarding future every fourth Tuesday happy hours and event offerings as we continue to assess this fluid situation.
Thank you & stay safe out there, Passive House Minnesota
“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.