Date: Thursday April 8, 2010
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Infusion Coffee & Tea Gallery, 7133 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Cost: $10 for SBN members, $15 for non-members
Passive House Standard is an energy-centric building certification that approaches zero energy use. Do not be misled by the name Passive House. The standard is applicable to new and retrofit, commercial and residential properties. It is not passive solar design, but is a superior, high performance building envelope designed and constructed for extreme energy conservation while maintaining exceptional health and comfort of the occupants.
Over the last 15 years, close to 20,000 buildings have met the Passive House Standard worldwide. Passive House Standard is just getting started in the US, with about two dozen buildings completed to date.
This seminar will introduce the basic principles and technologies of Passive House concepts. We will present case studies (with cost estimates) of completed projects and buildings being designed in the US. Come learn more with Laura Blau and Paul Thompson of GreenSteps LLC and BluPath Design and Tim McDonald of Blox and Onion Flats for the presentation at Infusion Coffee & Tea Gallery in Mount Airy.