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Dispatch from Innsbruck: International Passive House Conference

In early April, I attended the 27th International Passive House Conference in Innsbruck, Austria. Jürgen Schnieders, Senior Scientist at the Passivhaus Institut, focused on guidelines involved in reaching a post fossil fuel economy, which included “It’s the existing buildings that matter”. We can’t build ourselves out of the climate crisis that the building industry played such a large part in

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French Merchant’s House milestone – scaffolding down!

The scaffolding came down from the front of the French Merchant’s House on Friday. We are excited to see the newly restored facade visible to the world. More milestones to come as we wrap up this restoration and Passive House retrofit of a contributing property of the Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District.

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Occupations Podcast

What is preservation architecture? What is it like to work in this field? How does existing building expertise differ from other types of architecture and why is it important for the care of your building? How does historic preservation relate to climate action? Henson’s Preservation Architect, Cory Rouillard, talks with Occupations podcast host Andy Jagolinzer about all these topics and

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Passive House Training

Jane Sanders is a featured guest speaker today at the Certified Passive House Designer course hosted by The Passive House Network. This course is required training for every aspiring Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD). Jane is Henson’s Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability. She will share her journey as an experienced Passive House practitioner, including her completed Passive House retrofits

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