PHIUS Mechanical Summit
April 19 - April 22
The passive building community has established best practices when it comes to the envelope.
Mechanical systems? Not so much. Low-load buildings present special challenges to practitioners and equipment manufacturers. The Summit will bring them together to advance the conversation about solutions.
See Full Roster of Presenters
Each day of the Summit will be devoted to a key issue in to explore components and practices that can create a solid mechanical systems across different climates.
Registration provides access to pre-recorded content centered around each day’s theme, plus a live panel discussion on the day’s topic.
Pre-recorded Content (full schedule)
PHIUS will post pre-recorded presentations from mechanical experts and manufacturers keyed to each day’s theme:
Monday, 4/19: Design Principles / Best Practices
Balanced ventilation design principles for low load homes and buildings, ventilation-independent space conditioning, ventilation-Integrated space conditioning for low load homes and buildings , DHW distribution efficiency basics
Tuesday, 4/20: Gap Solutions / Tools
Controls as optimization solution, IAQ – filtration, range hoods, ventilation in the kitchen, steps to assure effective project management, assuring actual performance: Certification & Quality Assurance during the design process – Measured vs. modeled performance and how we can get even better results
Wednesday, 4/21: Products / Systems Designs
Integrated ventilation/space conditioning/control solution, CERV ventilation, new passive building mechanical systems and approaches, Realize pods, low carbon HVAC: centralized vs. decentralized, dehumidification basics
Thursday, 4/22: Earth Day: Zero Energy and Carbon / Electrification
The low load building at the core of the new renewable grid, hybrid wiring for AC/DC and delivering information and electricity through low voltage, electrification: the other side of the meter and how that changes the economics
Live Daily Panels (full schedule)
From 4 – 6 pm CT each evening of the summit, presenters will summarize the pre-recorded content, and then engage in conversation and QA on the topic of the day. Each day’s live panel will count for 2 CEUs.
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