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
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.
“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.