WoodWorks Webinar – Passive House at the Jobsite: Cost, Inspections, and the Designer-Builder Relationship
Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

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.

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EVENING LECTURE SERIES: Jacob Racusin (final date tbd)
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

EVENING LECTURE SERIES: Jacob Racusin (final date tbd)

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.

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NAPHN CPHD/C Training: Portland, ME, March 9-13 Training
Mar
9
to Mar 13

NAPHN CPHD/C Training: Portland, ME, March 9-13 Training

REGISTRATION

Description

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.

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EVENING LECTURE SERIES: Landscape to Accompany Low Carbon Buildings
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

EVENING LECTURE SERIES: Landscape to Accompany Low Carbon 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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NAPHN -Conference NYC
Jun
27
to Jun 28

NAPHN -Conference NYC

NAPHN 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE + EXPO

Build The World We Want: Implementing Low Carbon Solutions

For all conference related inquiries, please email conference@naphnetwork.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We are excited to announce that we are accepting proposals for sessions and workshops, with the following deadlines below:

Conference Sessions Proposals, February 1st, 2019 – Submit here
Workshop Proposals, March 7th, 2019 – Submit here

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BUILDING BETTER WITH LESS RISK
Jun
19
8:00 AM08:00

BUILDING BETTER WITH LESS RISK

June 19th, 8:30am - 4:30pm // Portland Country Club

11 Foreside Road // Falmouth ME 04105

BUFFET LUNCH PROVIDED

Register HERE

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

© 2019 Huber Engineered Woods LLC. Huber is a trademark of J.M. Huber Corporation. HUB 81939 REV 5/19

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Meadows Passive House
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Meadows Passive House

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.

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Flixo Course - Model Thermal Bridges for High Performance Buildings
May
13
to May 14

Flixo Course - Model Thermal Bridges for High Performance Buildings

Flixo Course - Model Thermal Bridges for High Performance Buildings

  • Mon, May 13, 20199:00 AM  Tue, May 14, 20194:30 PM

  • StudioHPDC (map)

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.

Details and Registration are here.

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.


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Historical Retrofits: a path to Passive House
Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Historical Retrofits: a path to Passive House

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!

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