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Delivering Passive House at Market Rate

November 16, 2015

Thursday, February 11th | 6:30-8PM
Glasswood Commercial Passive House Retrofit (aka Xico Upstairs)
3715 SE Division Street

AIA Member $25 | Nonmember $35

Course Description:

Everyone knows that designing high performance commercial buildings will cost 10% – 25% more to build than conventional buildings – right? Adam Cohen of PassivScience, has been designing and building Passive House Commercial Buildings at costs comparable to typical new construction. This workshop will explain how all types of commercial buildings, from dental clinics to college dormitories, can be built at market rate while achieving Passive House standards. Integrated project management will be discussed as will details, equipment, controls and areas for capturing money typically left on the table in conventional design-bid-build project delivery situations. (1 CEU)

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the current state of the Passivhaus community in context of overall high performance
  • Understand the core value of the Passivhaus metrics and the overall methods needed for success
  • Discuss the controversial aspects of the current state of high performance politics broadly (i.e.
    USGBC, DOE, DOD, PH) and specifically in terms of the climate imperative
  • Understand the import of moving forward quickly with state-of-the-art affordable low energy buildings

Adam Cohen is a nationally recognized leader in the passive house movement. His leadership in commercial design has made him a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, and teacher of advanced courses in Passive House ultra-low energy design and construction.

His expertise has been featured both nationally and internationally at conferences presented by Passive House Institute US, Passivhaus Institut, Passive House Northwest, and beyond. Cohen studied commercial design and construction in the United States and Europe with leading architects and builders. As one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHC®) in the US, his deep knowledge and advanced practice in commercial Passive House design and construction are widely recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his serving as Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) for 5 years.

This event is brought to you by Hammer & Hand.