What We Have Learned from Many Built Multifamily Passive Houses

Curtis + Ginsberg Architects has completed five 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, heating and cooling, and on-site generation, as well as for both residents and owners We will present the details of at least six buildings, what we have learned, and how they are performing.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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The Forum

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Approved for one credit hour through AIA (LU|HSW), BOC, BPI, GBCI (BD+C, O+M, WELL), NARI, Phius, and RESNET.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss and compare the performance of different multifamily Passive House buildings.
  • Incorporate tenant and operator feedback into future designs.
  • Analyze multiple options for mechanical systems in Passive House buildings and the pros and cons of each.
  • Analyze multiple options for Passive House Envelope Systems and the pros and cons of each.

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