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There's still time to make plans to join Jeremy Rifkin, Joe Lstiburek, and Sam Rashkin at the conference--but not much!
14th Annual North American Passive House Conference: 
The Profitable Blueprint for ZERO

Deadlines approaching! Don't miss it--book your conference registration now!

  • A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are still available--but only through Thursday, November 14. Register now!

Come Early for Verifier Training, Stay Late for Certified Passive House Builder Training

This year, PHIUS will offer two of its foundation trainings in conjunction with the conference:
  • PHIUS+ Verifier Training December 3-4
    Verifier training equips QA/QC professionals to complete the PHIUS+ 2018 third-party quality assurance protocol for large scale projects--and to join in on the explosive growth of multifamily passive buildings. 
  • PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder Training December 9-11
    The PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder training, now offered in partnership with RDH Building Science, has been updated--and now requires only three in-person days, plus an online module. 

NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Awards--the Hits Keep on Coming

PHIUS and NYSERDA have partnered for years on workforce development, standards, policy, and more. NYSERDA has been at the forefront of putting New York State and City on the front line of high-performance building and carbon reduction.

In October NYSERDA announced its Buildings of Excellence Awards for projects at various phases of completion. We highlighted five winning PHIUS+ projects in an earlier email. But we missed projects that are in early stages of the PHIUS+ Certification pipeline:

North 7th and State, affordable housing 
City of Hudson, NY
Award: $1 million
Developed by: Galvan Initiatives Foundation, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: River Architects

Westgate Apartments
Rochester, NY

Award: $1 million
Developed by: Providence Housing Development Corporation
Designed by: SWBR Architecture, Engineering & landscape Architecture, D.P.C.

Village Grove, Trumansburg, NY
Award: $932,280
Developed by: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc.

Bushwick Alliance / 63 East Stockholm
Brooklyn, NY
Award: $401,180
Developed by: RiseBoro Community Partnership
Designed by: STAT Architecture

Rheingold Senior Housing
Brooklyn, NY
Award: $750,000
Developed by: Southside United
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning 

1182 Woodycrest Development
Bronx, NY
Award: $412,860
Developed by: Woodycrest Apartments LLC

No fewer than seven members of the Hudson Valley Passive House Alliance were part of winning teams. 

Congratulations to all the winners kudos to NYSERDA.

Round 2 of the Buildings of Excellence competition is now open!

Need Some Good News? Check out the Klingenblog!

Speaking of the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Awards--PHIUS Executive Director Katrin Klingenberg attended the event (pictured her with pioneering architect Chris Benedict). Besides NYC for the awards, lately Kat's been everywhere, man--and she senses something good happening. 

Read all about it.

Also at the Klingenblog: WUFI Passive passes muster under ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2017!

Chris Benedict (l), and Katrin Klingenberg at the Building of Excellence Awards

New Certified and Pre-certified Projects

PHIUS+ Certification continues growing--and, well, the number of projects this month has outgrown its home here in the newsletter. And so it's moved to it's own list. 

Click for a detailed table of newly certified projects

In summary, since the last newsletter:

  • Four new projects earned final certification (all single-family)
  • 13 projects earned pre-certification
    • five multifamily
    • one school addition
    • one commercial office building
    • six single-family projects

Congratulations to all the project teams!

PHIUS is Hiring: Quality Assurance Certification Reviewer 

Did we mention that the PHIUS+ Certification program is growing fast? That's because the process provides invaluable design guidance, quality assurance, and risk management to project teams.  

Due to growth, PHIUS seeks a qualified candidate to join the Chicago-based PHIUS Certification Team. 

Download the full job description and application requirements for the PHIUS Quality Assurance position here.

PHIUS Certified Builder in Seattle

PHIUS--in partnership with RDH Building Science--has updated the Certified Builder Training. In addition to offering the program in conjunction with the 14th Annual North American Passive House Conference in December (as mentioned above), we've also scheduled the first program in 2020:

Jan 29 - January 31    
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

RDH Building Science
2101 N 34th Street #150
Seattle, WA 98103

Details and registration

Meet Two New PHIUS Pholks

To help meet the growing demand for PHIUS+ Certification, we're happy to welcome Isaac Elnecave to the PHIUS Certification team. Prior to joining PHIUS, Isaac worked as a policy manager focused on promoting the development, adoption and implementation of the latest building energy codes and appliance efficiency standards.  Isaac also worked as a civil engineer in Southern California where he designed seismic retrofits for older buildings susceptible to damage from earthquakes. 

Isaac has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Bianca Joseph joined PHIUS as Constituent Coordinator where she manages Alliance member relations, helps coordinate the Annual North American Passive House Conference, and manages social media. Prior to joining PHIUS, Bianca worked as a Membership and Communities Associate and as a Youth Development Mentor with City Year Chicago.

Bianca has a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs and Political Science with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning and Russian Language from the Florida State University.

Seattle, for CPHC In-Class Training, November 11-15
Washington, D.C., planning visit for the 14th Annual North American Passive House Conference


EEBA, Kansas City
Getting to Zero Forum, Oakland, California
The Passive House Symposium presented by
Passive House Massachusetts
 in Boston

New York City for the NYSERDA Buildings of -Excellence Awards
New York City for WUFI Passive Training, October 31-November 1


PHIUS Partners




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