Global Adaptation of Passive House: Culture, Climate and Challenges

With rising determination to fight the climate crisis worldwide, practitioners are finding the Passive House standard a potent solution for the building sector. As passive and other sustainable building standards are proliferating worldwide, those standards meet a host of different location-specific challenges. This diverse panel of women architects and certified Passive House consultants are seeking to understand the adaptation of the Passive House standard globally. Through recorded interviews with practitioners around the world, they will highlight how some principles and modeling protocols apply universally, while others need to be adapted to human behavior, cultural context, and climate.

***Presentation videos to be posted soon on the Passive House Accelerator website***

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Harbor 3

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Approved for 1.5 credit hours toward AIA (LU), BOC, and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze international projects with regard to their respective sustainability goals
  • Describe synergies and challenges between culture, lifestyle, user behavior, spatial ideas, and bioclimatic understanding
  • Assess the ability to successfully implement Passive House design approaches in different climates
  • Identify strategies to accelerate Passive House awareness in developing countries

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