Passive House at the Jobsite: Cost, Inspections, and the Designer-Builder Relationship
December 11, 2019 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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.
Ryan Sylvia, AlliedCook Construction
A project manager with AlliedCook, Ryan works in Maine and New Hampshire utilizing Construction Manager-at-Risk and Design-Build project delivery methods. He practices an integrated construction/design approach on all of his projects, and particularly enjoys working with owner/designer/construction teams on high-performance buildings. Ryan’s experience includes affordable housing, healthcare centers, K-12 schools, university facilities, offices and historic building renovations. He is currently working with Avesta Housing on The Meadows II & III, designed to achieve PHIUS certification, and West End Apartments, which utilizes many Passive House techniques. Ryan holds a BS in Construction Management Technology from The University of Maine.
10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern