Global Passive House: Extreme Climates and Cultural Challenges

What does it take to meet the Passive House standard in countries with extreme climates? Can Passive House be adapted to specific cultural demands that seem at odds with Passive House principles? What can we learn from vernacular architecture? The session takes a deeper dive into the investigation of how the Passive House approach can be deployed globally, its opportunities and challenges.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room / Location:
Harbor 1

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
BPI: 1 credit hour
GBCI: 1 credit hour (BD+C, ID+C)
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Energy)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze international projects with their respective sustainability goals and strategies.
  • Assess synergies and challenges between culture, lifestyle, user behavior, spatial ideas, bioclimatic understanding, and vernacular knowledge.
  • Describe the tools and approaches needed to successfully implement Passive House design approaches in various extreme climates.
  • Evaluate energy modeling results and targets for extreme climates.

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