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How Affordable Multi-Family Housing Passivhaus Works

Last updated: 04-29-2021

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How Affordable Multi-Family Housing Passivhaus Works

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1068445340568548876 Webinar: "How Affordable Multi-Family Housing Passivhaus Works" PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: In a building market with an ever-growing demand for housing, the pressure is higher than ever to build code minimum building stock as quickly as possible. While these buildings last for decades and have an environmental impact lasting much longer, is there perhaps a better approach to the issue? Passivhaus is well known to be a rigorous building energy standard, but it is also proving to be an effective multi-family low-income housing building standard as well. The value of high energy performance is being adopted as a viable low-cost approach to projects all around the world as it also ensures long-term cost savings, residential well-being, quality assurance, and predictable results. But how does Passivhaus work in larger-scale building projects, and what are the benefits and obstacles to building large-scale residential in terms of technical issues and costs? This presentation will cover the basics of how larger-scale buildings are inherently more energy efficient if well designed; how data-driven design and the energy modeling process optimizes better outcomes and eliminates fuel poverty and improves survivability during extreme weather events; how health is as important as energy when designing a multifamily residence; and how a quality assurance process is critical to reduce mistakes and eliminate cut corners. Additionally, the presentation will cover interference to the adoption of performance-based building design and multiple examples of projects that overcame these hurdles. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Andrew Michler is a Certifed Passive House Designer and is partner in Hyperlocal Workshop, a passive house design firm based in Masonville CO, and San Francisco, CA. He designed and built the first certified intentional passive house in Colorado and is co-originator of the Passive House Rocky Mountain group as well as serving on the board of the North American Passive House Network and NCRES. He is currently working on Temporal.haus, a multifamily midrise timber and straw Passivhaus located in Los Angeles for the 2021 ECC Venice Biennale. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA WEBINAR. Due to the virtual format of the presentation, attendees will view it in "listen-only" mode to ensure the presentation moves along smoothly and audio quality is preserved. If you have a question for the speaker or something you want to share with the group such as a current job opening, please utilize the chat feature on the webinar screen. You can also send questions/comments for the speaker or job announcements by emailing [masked] prior to the event and we will address them during the Q&A portion of the presentation. ABOUT CRES The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development. Learn more at https://www.cres-energy.org/ We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new meeting format. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please contact the BCRES Steering Committee at [masked].


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