[SPN-Discussion] GreenHomeNYC October Forum: Passive House High Rise - Wed, Oct 17th, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Gregory Thomas gregory at greenhomenyc.org
Tue Oct 9 19:48:59 PDT 2018

*October Forum: Passive House High Rise*

Passive House (German: Passivhaus) is an international high-performance
building standard, which results in the most energy efficient buildings in
the world. While the standard was conceived in 1988, by 2010 there were
only 13 certified structures in the U.S. (compared to over 25,000 across
Europe). As of 2017 though there were over 1200 certified structures in the
U.S. and that number is growing rapidly. In a time where the energy
landscape is shifting towards more sustainable practices and consumers
increasingly see the value in using less energy, the Passive House standard
stands as a shining beacon, guiding builders towards a better way.


Passive House buildings are designed and built in accordance with these
building science principles:

   - Continuous insulation throughout the entire building envelope
   - Extremely airtight building envelope
   - Energy recovery from building ventilation
   - Minimal space conditioning

This month GreenHomeNYC plans to move beyond just discussing how these
buildings are designed though and jump into conversation on how and why
they are built.

Please join GreenHomeNYC on October 17th to learn about the challenges of
implementing these principles in the building process!

*Date*: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
*Time*: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
*Place*: Hafele America Co., 20 West 22nd Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY

Register here! <https://greenhomenyc-passivhaus-october2018.eventbrite.com>

Speakers will include:

*Mike O'Donnell, Steven Winter Associates*

Mike O'Donnell is a Senior Energy Consultant at Steven Winter Associates,
Inc. with ten years of energy efficiency and building science experience.
He provides consulting, certification support, site inspections, and
performance testing for new construction multifamily projects in the New
York City region. Project types include Passive House (PHI and PHIUS),
ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise, Enterprise Green Communities, and NYC
Energy Code TR8 inspections with sizes ranging from smaller four-story
buildings to large high-rise towers. He currently hols the Certified Energy
Manager, Certified Passive House Tradesperson, PHIUS+ Verifier, and BPI
Multifamily Building Analysis certifications.

*Gahl Sorkin Spanier CPHC CPHT LEED AP BD+C, Association for Energy
Affordability, Inc. (AEA)*


Gahl is the AEA project manager for the HANAC Corona Passive House Project.
He works with the design team and owner to assure the project achieves its
Passive House and sustainability goals. At AEA he works on maximizing
sustainability and energy efficiency in affordable new construction and in
Integrated Physical Need Assessment (IPNA) projects. Gahl is a Certified
Passive House consultant and tradesperson, a LEED AP and holds degrees in
architecture and business. Gahl is a founding member of Passive House New
Jersey (NJPH).

*Zoe Kaufman, PHIUS & PHI Certified Passive House Consultant, Bright Power,


Zoe is a Project Manager at Bright Power, Inc. where she consults with
builders, developers, architects, and engineers on energy-efficient
multifamily new-construction projects. She has guided projects into
compliance with various ambitious local and international programs,
including the PHIUS+ Standard, Passive House Institute, NYSERDA Multifamily
New Construction Program, Enterprise Green Communities, EPA ENERGY STAR,
and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. At Bright Power, Zoe continuously strives
to make high performance practical for even the most challenging
sustainability goals by taking advantage of all opportunities to further
her knowledge and apply lessons learned.

Gregory Thomas <http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorynathanielthomas> |
Monthly Forums Planning Committee | GreenHomeNYC | gregory at greenhomenyc.org
<gregory at GreenHomeNYC.org>

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