Feb 14th Showing, The Documentary, IF YOU BUILD IT

From Patrick Creadon, director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A., comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie county, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to help re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible.

Showing on February 14, 2014 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta called IF YOU BUILD IT, about influential designer-activist Emily Pilloton. . . . → Read More: Feb 14th Showing, The Documentary, IF YOU BUILD IT

Passive House Training is Coming to Atlanta This Fall

Certified Passive House Consultant Training Coming to Atlanta

Offered in Partnership with PHAAtlanta.org, the Local Passive House Chapter.

Phase1:October 15-19, 8:30-5:00

Phase 2: November 5-8, 8:30-5:00

Exam (optional) on November 8

MD Tech Training Center, 3580 Pierce Dr, Suite 160 Chamblee, GA 30341

Download additional training information: . . . → Read More: Passive House Training is Coming to Atlanta This Fall

Passive House Training is Coming to Atlanta This Fall

Certified Passive House Consultant Training Coming to Atlanta

Offered in Partnership with PHAAtlanta.org, the Local Passive House Chapter.

Phase1:October 15-19, 8:30-5:00

Phase 2: November 5-8, 8:30-5:00

Exam (optional) on November 8

MD Tech Training Center, 3580 Pierce Dr, Suite 160 Chamblee, GA 30341

Download additional training information: . . . → Read More: Passive House Training is Coming to Atlanta This Fall

Architecture for Humanity, Presents An Introduction to Passive House, a program to carbon neutrality.

Jeff Dinkle, President of Eco Custom Homes, is giving a lecture at Southface, November 15th On Passive House. Guest speakers will also include David Bitter (AIA), Michael Fletcher (AIA), and Bruce Kitchell (Energy Expert). Each will speak on why Passive House is a solution to Carbon Neutrality. “A Passive House is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. Energy losses are minimized. Any remaining heat demand is provided by an extremely small source. Avoidance of heat gain through shading and window orientation also helps to limit any cooling load, which is similarly minimized. An energy recovery ventilator provides a constant, balanced fresh air supply. The result is an impressive system that not only saves up to 90% of space heating costs, but also provides a uniquely terrific indoor air quality. ” Click Here to read more and register for the event. All proceeds of the event benefit Architecture for Humanity’s Oasis Project. . . . → Read More: Architecture for Humanity, Presents An Introduction to Passive House, a program to carbon neutrality.

The South’s 1st Passive House, Corey Saft to Speak in Atlanta, April 28th

Corey Saft, the Architecture Professor from Lafayette, LA., who recently completed the first Passive House in the South, is speaking on April 28th in Atlanta. Over the past year or so, I have been including a great deal about Passive House. Last year we did take courses and recently have become the first Certified Passive House Consultant in the SE. . . . → Read More: The South’s 1st Passive House, Corey Saft to Speak in Atlanta, April 28th