Passive House Design Principles

May 17, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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AIA Center / Architecture + Design
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Scott Kelly, Principal, AIA, CPHC, Leed Fellow, Stephen Finkelman, PE, LEED AP, CEM and David Salamon, CPHD-C are co-founders of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association (now merged with Green Building United formerly known as Delaware Valley Green Building Council) and have each worked on single and multifamily Passive House projects. 

Through an analysis of code, above code standards and case studies, their presentation: "Hard Lessons Learned - Why mechanical engineers might be more important than architects when it comes to reaching sustainability goals", will share key insights gleaned from their work on high performance building projects. 

About Passive House:
The Passive House standard (also referred to as “Passive Building”) is a comprehensive systems approach to modeling, design, and construction that produces extremely resilient buildings and offers a reliable path to Net Zero and Net Positive buildings by minimizing the energy loads that renewables are required to provide.

Whether residential, multifamily, or commercial, Passive Buildings typically:
·        Employ continuous insulation throughout the entire envelope including high-performance windows (typically triple-paned) and doors, without any thermal bridging.
·        Have an extremely airtight building envelope, preventing infiltration of outside air and loss of conditioned air.
·        Use a balanced ventilation system with heat and moisture recovery, require minimal space conditioning systems and have superior indoor air quality. 
·        Manage solar gain to utilize the sun's energy for heating purposes during the heating season and minimize overheating during the cooling season.


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