The Results are In: Lessons Learned from Post Occupancy Data in Multifamily Passive Houses

Curtis + Ginsberg Architects has completed 6 multifamily Passive House buildings, with two more in construction and six more in design. Steven Winter Associates has completed over 20 Passive House buildings, with 15 more in construction and 30+ more in design. We have collaborated on many of these projects. By reviewing variations in the systems, we can draw conclusions about what works best for structure, envelope, ventilation strategy, heating and cooling systems, and on-site generation. We will present the details of at least 12 buildings, what we have learned, and how they are performing to the benefit of both residents and owners.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Harbor 2

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

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  • Analyze the performance of many different multifamily Passive House buildings
  • Summarize lessons learned from tenant and operator feedback on Passive Houses
  • Compare mechanical systems in Passive House buildings and the pros and cons of each
  • Compare different Passive House Envelope Systems and the pros and cons of each

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