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Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Passive House Roots in the US and Canada
The 1973 oil embargo and first efforts at energy efficiency
“Mass & glass” vs. improved envelope
Synthesis in first Passive House
Passive House Standard: Purpose, Principles and Development
Adoption of US energy efficiency standards
Passive House: voluntary, measured performance-based building energy standard
Overview of PH standard’s criteria
Common elements in achieving the criteria
Energy calculation tools: an introduction to tools and their functionality
Certifying agencies in US: PHI and PHIUS
Integrated design process
Architectural Elements of Passive Houses in our Climate
Size and form
The building envelope
• Super-insulated envelope
• No thermal bridges
Summer shading and cooling strategies
Winter solar gain and heat retention strategies
Energy recovery ventilation
High efficiency mechanical equipment
High efficiency lights, fixtures and appliances
Integrating renewable energy technologies
Mechanical Systems in Passive Houses
Return to less reliance on active measures
• Effects of better envelopes
• Effects of internal gains
Attention to glazing percentage
Energy recovery ventilation
Domestic hot water
Passive Houses in Mixed Humid, mid-Atlantic
Limitations on design
Zero and positive energy houses
Single family retrofit
Passive + Direct Current Microgrids to Facilitate Net Zero Energy
Matthew S. Fine LEED-AP, CPHC,
Project Manager at Peabody Architects
Mr. Fine has over 10 years of experience in project design, management, and production services. His responsibilities have ranged from conceptual design through contract administration to project closeout. Much of Mr. Fine’s knowledge and expertise centers on multi-family residential, mixed-use, urban infill, interior fit-out and adaptive re-use. Mr. Fine received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. As a LEED® accredited professional, he continually seeks to push sustainable and innovative building solutions while addressing the most basic, but often overlooked, role of architecture. Mr. Fine is a certified Passive House consultant (PHIUS). Previously, Mr. Fine served as director of ZA+Dpassiv, a division of Zavos Architects. He was the project leader of that firm’s very successful 2015 Weinberg Commons project, a Passive House retrofit of three 1950’s multifamily housing units. He also has experience in high-performance single family homes. He designed Arlington’s first Passive House in 2012, and two Passive House townhouses (Habitat Empowerhouse) in Ivy City 2014.
David Peabody LEED-AP, CPHC,
Peabody Architects in Alexandria, VA
Mr. Peabody has led Peabody Architects, in Alexandria, Virginia, since 1992, designing more than 100 homes and additions. Witnessing and participating in the growth of sprawl in the suburban DC area through the ‘90’s led to awareness that the way building is done today is not sustainable, and a conviction that architects cannot sit on the fence on environmental issues. Since committing the practice to sustainable design in 2000, he has become increasingly active in issues regarding architecture and the environment, and he has made these issues central to the way the firm approaches its work. In 2004, he became a LEED accredited professional, and in 2009 he became a Passive House certified consultant– one of the first architects in the country to achieve this certification. Mr. Peabody earned his Master of Architecture degree in 1977 from Yale School of Architecture.