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NAPHN LUNCH TIME SPECIAL: Introduction to Passive House with NAPHN Executive Director Ken Levenson
October 29, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Passive House goals and methodology change the way architects and builders think and work, making the architecture itself a driver of climate, health, and social solutions. In this one-hour course, NAPHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson, dives into the basic principles, history, and the new frontiers of Passive House as it continues to challenge and change industry expectations.
1. Outline the 5 basic principles of Passive House design and how each principle contributes to the health, safety and welfare of occupants.
2. Describe the history of building performance efforts and its context, including extreme weather, resource scarcity and climate change mitigation, that led to the development of Passive House design.
3. Describe why and how hygienic ventilation is an essential defining component of Passive House design and operation.
4. Outline how the Passive House design focus on very good energy efficiency also results in side-benefits like great occupant thermal and acoustic comfort, improved occupant health outcomes, and economic affordability.