Hotel Marcel: The Only Passive House Certified Hotel

Bruce Becker is the architect, developer, owner, and operator of Hotel Marcel. He will discuss the conversion of the formerly vacant Pirelli Building in New Haven into Hotel Marcel, a 165-room LEED Platinum all-electric boutique hotel and conference center which is the first Passive House certified hotel in the United States. The discussion will include electrification (no fossil fuels including 100% of HVAC, hot water, kitchen, and laundry), power over Ethernet (POE) for all Lighting and Shades, and micro-grid creation for resilience with 1 megawatt-hour of battery storage. He will also discuss architectural and design aspects of the project.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Harbor 3

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Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU), BOC, GBCI (BD+C, ID+C), and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how all-electric and on-site renewable technologies can be incorporated into projects.
  • Identify appropriate applications for incorporation of high performing envelopes, air-source heat pumps for HVAC and domestic hot water, and Battery Energy Storage.
  • Discuss with clients how the incorporation of these systems into commercial development will enhance economic performance and market demand.
  • Avoid making some of the same mistakes by identifying lessons learned from the design and construction of Hotel Marcel.

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