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The Intersection of Building Science and Building Materials

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Hear the process, methods, and material choices made for this unique high-performance home. Mike Merg of Merganhamar Designs is currently working on the completion of an air-tight, passive solar home in Southern Oregon utilizing “advanced framing” and Swedish platform framing. This home exemplifies best-practice air sealing on the interior and exterior of the building – essential for moisture, air- and vapor-control. The home also has a strong focus on indoor air quality and sustainability utilizing lumber milled on-site and non-toxic building materials. Second story subfloor is T&G 2×6 Spruce to eliminate off-gassing associated with typical subfloor options. Join us to get an intimate look into the air-sealing details on this project, as presented by 475 Account Manager in Portland, OR, Ian Nimmo and the design features from Mike Merg that contribute to this home’s sustainability, durability, healthy IAQ, and energy performance.




October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Passive House for Engineers: MEP Systems, PH Metrics, and Lessons Learned

Designed for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC engineers and technicians, this session will provide an overview of the Passive House standard from an engineers perspective. This is a live virtual session, with audience Q&A included. Featuring Galen Staengl, P.E., CPHC, Principle, Staengl Engineering Register here.    Brought to you by PHMass on behalf of the sponsors of Mass […]

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Passive House for Raters

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  […]

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Product Showcase | Air Source Heat Pumps: PH Multifamily Best Practices

First out of two presentations on Heat Pump best practices in PH designPresented by Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLCFirst out of two presentations on Heat Pump best practices in PH design. This presentation will take us back to basics on PH design concept, PH standards & principles, and design considerations when applying Heat Pumps […]

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The BS* + Beer Show (*building science)

Greenbuilding Advisor and Fine Homebuilding

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