Integrating Passive House Concepts into Everyday Enclosure Design
November 13, 2019 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT
To some design and construction professionals, the term ‘passive house’ carries connotations of added expense, difficult details and super-thick walls and roofs. However, for larger scale multi-family and commercial buildings, the concepts of passive house design can be easily implemented with a proper understanding of the core principles and guiding design techniques. Passive house can provide deep operational energy reductions through its core principles of entire building air tightness, minimal thermal bridging, and a balanced and appropriately-sized mechanical ventilation system. This webinar will draw on these guiding principles to illustrate how passive house concepts can be integrated into a number of wood-frame project types—including mid-rise multi-family, low-rise commercial, and tall wood buildings. Enclosure detailing techniques, construction cost impacts, and energy savings potential will be illustrated with an emphasis on repeatable and scalable strategies.
Dan Whitmore, CPHC | PHIUS Certified Builder, RDH Building Science Inc.
Dan is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) at RDH who combines his knowledge and passion for Passive House, building science, materials selection, and energy resources with an extensive background in hands-on craft, site management, and project troubleshooting. His areas of expertise include Passive House and low-energy building, heat, air, and moisture management detailing, building assembly analysis and phasing, and construction detailing. Dan is an instructor and curriculum developer for the Passive House Institute US’s (PHIUS) Builders Training Program, and serves on the boards of Passive House Northwest and PHIUS. He is a constant advocate for advances in municipal and state building practices.
10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern