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Passive House 201: A Technical Look at Passive House
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Go into greater depth regarding the challenges and successful strategies employed to achieve the Passive House design criteria on significant projects in the Northeast. Topics covered include basic massing, shading and solar control; air barrier, weather barrier and thermal control layers; balanced ventilation, efficient heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems; models used to guide the design.
Presented by Luke McKneally, CPHC, AIA, LEED AP who has over 20 years of experience practicing architecture, implementing renewable energy systems, and supporting energy efficiency – with a focus over the past 6 years on ultra-efficient Passive House design and construction. Luke is a licensed architect in MA, a USGBC LEED accredited professional, and a Certified Passive House Consultant. He currently works at ICF on the Multi-Family High Rise and Passive House incentive paths for the Massachusetts Residential New Construction Program (Mass Save), where he assists project participants to improve building energy performance. He has served on the board of Passive House Massachusetts, and is co-chair of the Medford Energy and Environment Committee.
Join us for our August virtual meeting featuring a presentation on Multifamily Building Incentives in Massachusetts. In August 2019, Mass Save launched its Passive House training and multifamily incentives, with the goal of transforming the multifamily market. Two years in, where do things stand? With 5,000 units in the pipeline, success! Join Kristen Simmons and […]Find out more »
This new series sponsored by Mass Save and produced in partnership by PHMass and NEHERS, will cover the Rater and Verifier role on PH projects and serve as an introduction to PH for perspective raters. Topics include Passive House Principles, Ventilation Strategies, Air Tightness Strategies, and Project Roles & Responsibilities. Part 1: August 18th, 2021 […]Find out more »
Willow Creek is a multi-phase redevelopment of Bowles Park in the Blue Hills neighborhood of Hartford, CT that provides rental and home-ownership opportunities. The project represents a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for mixed-income residents and strengthening the community through contextually appropriate sustainable design. These high performing homes utilize efficient technologies and systems […]Find out more »