Conventional wisdom says that deep energy retrofits are hard, but many practitioners are finding ways to deliver Passive House retrofits cost-effectively. Collectively, we are beginning to amass a treasure trove of Passive House retrofit lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and best practices.
To share this Passive House retrofit intel and collective wisdom, NAPHN18 will offer:
12 Main Conference sessions focused on retrofits, drawing on projects in NYC, Pittsburgh, Sri Lanka, and many points between.
Two 4-hour Pre-Conference workshops, examining HVAC for retrofits and the EnerPHit standard, respectively.
Two major Passive House retrofits on the Sunday project tour:
(1) Morningside Crossing, a retrofit and expansion of an abandoned elementary school into affordable senior housing and a community center
(2) Glassport Retirement Residence, another retrofit and expansion of an elementary school into affordable housing. These projects show that, not only can big Passive House retrofits be accomplished, they can be done near cost-parity with conventional construction.
Hear these stories and witness the projects first-hand next month in Pittsburgh.