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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), over 43% of the energy consumed in our country is used to run our buildings. Most of this energy comes from the burning of fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases that are changing our climate. We must find a way to dramatically reduce the amount of energy our buildings consume.
How can we design and construct our buildings to meet this challenge? One way is through the Passive House Standard. Passive House is one of the world’s most rigorous building energy performance standards, requiring a dramatic reduction in energy consumption while yielding other benefits such as superior comfort, durability and health.
This webinar focuses the design and construction of a Passive House in northern Vermont. This house was the first Certified Passive House in the U.S. for Habitat for Humanity, the first Passive House in Vermont and the first to be built modular.
The webinar will discuss the principles of Passive House design: Envelope specifications; insulation, air sealing, and thermal bridge free details; mechanical systems; and modeling in the PHPP. The webinar will then walk you through the construction of the Passive House. The webinar will also review the monitored data on energy consumption, temperature and indoor air quality. Lastly we will review lessons learned and think about what is to come.
- Identify the core principles and design techniques of the Passive House energy standard.
- Evaluate the benefits of low load homes including: reduced operating costs; increased comfort, durability, and health; and as the best path to net zero.
- Review the design and construction of Vermont’s first Passive House.
- Review measured data and reflect on the design and specification choices made.
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Attendees will earn 1 HSW/SD CEH. At the end of the webinar, a link to a survey will be provided. All attendees at each site submit one form: 1) page one: webinar survey and 2) page two: CES report form. The survey must be completed within 24 hours of the webinar. AIA members and IDP record holders will have their credit recorded within 48 hours of the webinar. All attendees will be prompted to download a certificate of completion at the end of the survey.
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J.B. Clancy, AIA, is an architect and partner at Albert, Righter and Tittmann, Architects in Boston. J.B.’s main focus is residential architecture and sustainable design. J.B is a Certified Passive House Consultant and has designed a Certified Passive House for Habitat for Humanity in Vermont.
Stephen Schreiber, FAIA, is the moderator for this series. He is a Professor and Architecture+Design Program Director in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at University of Massachusetts Amherst.