WoodWorks Webinar – Passive House at the Jobsite: Cost, Inspections, and the Designer-Builder Relationship
The design principles associated with passive house construction are well documented. Core aspects such as continuous air barriers, heat recovery/fresh air ventilation, and minimizing thermal barriers are being used in multi-family passive house projects to achieve extreme operational energy efficiency. However, proper construction practices are key to achieving expected performance. Presented by a Northeast-based contractor with extensive passive house experience, this webinar will examine the cost and construction of wood-frame, multi-family projects in particular. Topics will include cost differences between traditional and passive house construction, communication aspects that are critical to success, testing and inspections, design details that translate to buildable projects, and lessons learned from the jobsite.
This evening will feature a talk by Jacob Racusin followed by a Members evening Social.
Jacob Deva Racusin is co-owner of New Frameworks, offering design, construction, consultation, and education services featuring low-impact high-performance building technologies. Jacob is Program Director of the Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and is a BPI-certified contractor. Jacob is the author of the books Essential Building Science and The Natural Building Companion.
Are you ready to design comfortable, resilient and healthy buildings that are optimized for an all-renewable energy grid? This course provides tools, techniques and tips for how to do this for all building types.
With 5 days of in-class instruction, and additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. Participants will be able to apply the lessons learned directly to their real-world work experience, and join a team in making Passive House buildings. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant.
This course is for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings.
Landscape Architect, Catherine Callahan of Callahan + LeBlue, shares her vision of create a landscaped context for low energy buildings. Laying out schematics, materials and plantings, Catherine makes the case for low carbon attention to the finish work of the built environment.
Catherine Callahan brings her background as a visual artist to every project she undertakes. As a landscape architect and painter, she finds inspiration in the interplay between fine arts and design. Catherine holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and a BA and MEd from McGill University. Her experience in Landscape Architecture includes residential design, campus design, public parks and recreational path systems. She has been a visiting critic at Cornell University and is the recipient of a 2005 grant from the Cornell Council on the Arts for her public art work, “Yellow Raincoats”. Her work has been published in Rediscovering the Concrete Atlantis (University of Buffalo Press), Landscape Architecture Journal (India) and the Journal of Green Building. Her paintings can be found at catherinecallahan-painter.com.
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We are excited to announce that we are accepting proposals for sessions and workshops, with the following deadlines below:
June 19th, 8:30am - 4:30pm // Portland Country Club
11 Foreside Road // Falmouth ME 04105
BUFFET LUNCH PROVIDED
Hosted by: Steven Baczek & Peter Yost
Homeowners are asking more of us and so are our buildings. Building better
means greater customer satisfaction; building science means increased
durability and decreased liability. This workshop will connect all the dots
between building science, quality, durability, and risk management.
All proceeds go to benefit passivhausMAINE.
REGISTRATION // 8:00 – 8:30
Networking with Coffee & Conversation
Building Better with Less Risk // 8:30 – 12:00
3 AIA-CEU HSW
Steven Baczek and Peter Yost
Buffet Lunch & Prove It Tour™ Trailer // 12:00 – 1:00
Detailing Continuity in Building Enclosure Systems // 1:00 – 2:00
1 AIA-CEU HSW
Huber Engineered Woods // Scott Johnston and Mike Stevens
Pultruded Fiberglass - Performance, Resiliency and Sustainability Characteristics // 2:15 – 3:15
1 AIA-CEU HSW
Marvin Windows and Doors // Matt Stetson
Residential VRF System Design for High Performing Homes // 3:30 – 4:30
1 AIA-CEU HSW
Mitsubishi Electric // Ryan Flynn
YOU ARE INVITED TO EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
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Meadows Passive House: The ultimate comparison in Affordable Housing
Avesta, Lassel Architects & Allied-Cook
compare passive house and pretty good multi-family construction. An onsite and on-going research project
Avesta Housing has an amazing opportunity to compare passive house and pretty good construction. They have three buildings of identical size directly adjacent to each other in Hampton Falls, NH. Come join them as the builder, architect and developer compare notes and give their insights into the world of passive house and affordable housing one of the bigger pushes in the passive house world.
an innovative and interactive event on May 23 from 9:30 to 12:30 on the intersection of energy-efficient architecture and the needs of low-income tenants in multi-unit housing.
Mon, May 13, 20199:00 AM Tue, May 14, 20194:30 PM
In this 2-day course, participants will explore thermal bridge modeling using Flixo to be able to understand the impact of design details on the energy performance of High Performance Buildings/ Passive House Buildings. We will first cover the concepts and protocols for thermal bridge modeling. Then, participants will have the opportunity to model several common thermal bridge types using Flixo, with guidance from the instructors. By the end of the course, participants will have completed at least five thermal bridge models. All participants should arrive with the 30-day free Flixo Trial software (version 8) pre-loaded on their computer. Course limited to first 20 registered.
Intended Audience: Architects, engineers, energy modelers, Passive House consultants, designers and other building professionals who want to build on their skills of thermal bridge modeling.
HISTORIC Passive House RENOVATIONS TICKETS HERE
Three professionals share their experience in the challenges of historic retrofits. With considerations ranging from exterior appearance, interior logistics installation of ventilation and heat/cool appliances and delivery systems, preservation of original features and complexity of insulating brick exteriors, sourcing of appropriate materials. All of these issues loom large for the historic buildings of Maine cities and rural communities.
Audience Q+A period emphasized. Bring your questions!