On Tuesday, March 21, at 6:00 pm, the Housatonic Chapter will host a virtual meeting hosted by John Loercher of Northeast Projects, LLC. The topic will be “Passive House 101,” an AIA credited presentation.
John is a Professor of Architecture, CPHC instructor for the Passive House Institute U.S. and owner of Northeast Projects LLC. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and holds a Master of Architecture from Parsons the New School for Design. His firm, Northeast Projects, specializes in Passive House design, high performance building envelopes and advanced energy modeling. It serves a diverse range of projects from single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, new construction and retrofits.
Passive House 101 Program Description:
Phius 101 teaches how passive house principles can be put into practice to create safe, resilient, comfortable and – most importantly – energy efficient structures, from commercial to residential to multifamily. Phius 101 explains how certification includes third-party quality control as well as an iterative design review process that makes it the only passive house standard that truly guarantees the quality of its certified buildings. This course will demonstrate what sets Phius certification apart from code buildings? This includes how every Phius project must be inspected by a Phius-certified Rater or Verifier in order to ensure the building was built in accordance with its Phius-approved designs. The Iterative Design Review Process – When a project team submits designs for Phius certification, we work with the submitter to help guide them to certification, and Tangible Results – Phius certified projects are proven to use 40-60 percent less energy than code-built buildings at minimal to no upfront cost premium.
Learning Objective 1:
Understand the history and origin of high-performance passive buildings.
Learning Objective 2:
Recognize the core passive principles and how they are applied in various climate zones and result in varying passive building solutions.
Learning Objective 3:
Examine the recommendations and performance requirements for buildings pursuing Phius Certification.
Learning Objective 4:
Recall the suggested project team members, their roles, and the Phius Certified professionals that must be involved if pursuing Phius Certification.
AIA members desiring AIA credit, please send me your AIA number with you reservation request. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. A Zoom calendar invitation will be sent on your reservation confirmation.
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