How is Passive House growing and evolving outside the US? Enrico reported to the PHRM/NAPHN regional call on the state of the PH-sphere with regards to policies, projects, products and training in different continents around the world. With this being…
We took part to the “Train the trainer” class, organised by the Passivhaus Institut of Darmstadt on the days following the 2016 edition of the International Passive House Conference.
The class is geared towards passive house experts, who intend to become teachers in the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant class (CPHD/CPHC) and in the Certified Tradesperson class.
About ten days ago, we took part to the 20th International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt, Germany.
Now at its 20th edition, this passive house-focused event brings together researchers, designers, experts and manufacturers from all around the world.
This week we are busy in Darmstadt, Germany: Enrico just presented at the 20th International Passive House Conference, and he's currently taking his class to become a certified trainer with the International Passivhaus Institut.
Stay tuned for our articles on the Conference, and about our training programme in Italy and Colorado.
Last week we went to Nuremberg, Germany, for the 2016 edition of FensterBau, one of the most important expos worldwide for window production.
Target of the fair is the entire sector of windows and openings. The event is organized alongside the Holz-Handwerk expo, addressing wood carpentry in the broadest sense.
A couple of weeks ago, we took part to the 2016 edition of the Passive House Window Talks. This year, the location was Riga, Latvia.
The focus of the event is the importance of windows for comfort and energy efficiency of highly performing buidlings such as passive houses.
During Enrico’s recent visit to Colorado, we finally had the chance to visit Andrew Michler’s passive house.
At about 2.000 m (6.400 ft), in the mountains near Fort Collins, Colorado, this building is capable of remaining comfortable even in case of a power outage, with an interior temperature of about 18°C (64°F) with no heating.
With Mariana currently involved full time with Natural Capitalism Solutions and AE Building Systems, our professional ties with Colorado are now solid.
This allows us to have experience in highly efficient buildings on both sides of the Atlantic, with some initial interesting considerations.