PHIUS Newsletter - May 2014: Conference Registration Open, Rose, Karagiozis & Lstiburek to Speak, Call for Papers, PHIUS+ Certification Guide

Conference registration open: Get your earlybird on! 

The 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference is around the corner--make your plans now!

Registration for the main conference sessions is now live.

Main sessions--including keynote addresses and two days of four breakout tracks--will run Friday, September 12 through Saturday, September 13. Registration includes all sessions, plus light breakfast and lunch both days.

The projects tour--being finalized now--will be Sunday. 
Register now to guarantee your seat!

And don't forget to reserve your room at the conference rate:
Conference hotel reservation site

Pre-conference and exhibitor registration coming soon! 
Call for papers still open--still time to submit your proposal!
Every year, the PHIUS North America Passive House Conference presents the richest, most up-to-date technical and market information on passive building. Here's your chance to get your building science geek on!

Submission details and deadlines are available on the conference website, but here it is in a nutshell:
  • Submit a 1-page abstract by June 1, 2014
  • PHIUS Tech Committee will review and accept proposals within 2-weeks.
  • Submit a 6-page paper by July 15, 2014.
  • The PHIUS Tech Committee will respond with any suggested edits within 2-weeks.
  • Your final paper must be submitted no later than August 10, 2014. It will be published in the Conference Proceedings (FYI: a few copies of the 2013 Proceedings are still available)
  • Present on your topic (about 35 minutes) at the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference in the Bay Area, on September 12 or 13, 2014
  • Presenters will receive a substantial discount of main conference registration. 

Rose, Karagiozis, Lstiburek to present at conference

We're delighted to announce that three building science leaders will join us by the Bay for the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference

Bill Rose -- Senior Research Architect at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois--will keynote. He'll be joined by Achilles Karagiozis--Global Director of Building Science at Owens Corning. 

Many know Rose by his work on moisture issues--his book "Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold" has been an indispensable resource for the community. He's a pioneer who's tracked passive house principles since their nascency back in the 1970s and 80s. He brings an unparalleled combination of technical knowledge and perspective. 

Speaking of moisture issues, Achilles Karagiozis' work on WUFI and now WUFI Passive has advanced the building science of hygrothermal issues in building assemblies through his work--in collaboration with Fraunhofer IBP and Oak Ridge National Laboratory--on WUFI and now WUFI Passive. This year, in addition to leading a two day pre conference workshop, Karagiozis will make a keynote address. 

Finally, Dr. Joe Lstiburek will again join us--this time providing a not-to-be missed pre-conference session covering the building science foundation of passive house. If you're a CPHC or a CPHC to be, it will be a great opportunity 

New PHIUS+ Certification guide 

PHIUS+ Certification--which includes RESNET approved quality assurance, earns a HERS index, and qualifies for U.S. DOE Challenge Home status--has been growing exponentially. 

As the collective experience of CPHCs, builders and our certification staff has grown, PHIUS has assembled a new PHIUS+ Certification Guide

It's a great resources for anyone undertaking PHIUS+ Certification. And for a full description of the PHIUS+ program, visit the program page on the PHIUS Web site.

Support PHIUS with a tax-deductible gift & help make passive building mainstream!

The case for climate specific standardsRead Katrin Klingenberg's guest blog at Green Building advisor. 
Another full house for PHIUS Certified Builder TrainingThe program, which ran May 13-16 in Laurel, Md., included a tour of D.C. Habitat for Humanity's Ivy City multifamily project in Washington, D.C. (below)

Where we've been lately

  • Chicago (May 7-11), Seattle (May 12-16) for Phase II (In-Class) sessions of CPHC Training
  • Laurel, Md., for PHIUS Certified Builder Training
  • Detroit, MI for the ACI Conference

Where we'll be soon

  • Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville (May 28-30)
  • Austin (June 2-6) for Phase II (In-Class) sessions of CPHC Training
  • San Francisco, for advance conference planning

PHAUS membership has its privileges

PHAUS is the leading U.S. passive house chapter and membership organization. PHAUS members and sponsors get benefits like training discounts, conference discounts, access to passive building webinars, and the support of a local and national community of passive building proponents. 
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