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PHN Presents: Keep your cool!

October 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Pirelli famously coined the phrase “Power is nothing without control”. This concept can easily be applied to a passive solar design like a Passive House but extends well beyond building type, use, location, and climate zone when it comes to managing solar heat gains, daylighting, glare, privacy, and views. 

Learn about the value and implementation of exterior motorized shading and the benefits of integrated and smart controls from industry leaders Warema via 475 High Performance Building Supply (motorized shades and integrated apertures), Loxone (smart building controls), and TE Studio (Passive House design).  

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Tim Delhey Eian, TE Studio , Principal, Dipl.-Ing. (Architectural Engineer), Certified Passive House Consultant and Designer, https://www.testudio.com/, [email protected]German-born American Passive House designer Tim Delhey Eian founded TE Studio in 2008 to take residential design in the U.S. to a new level of sustainability with the help of the Passive House building energy standard. Tim successfully designed some of the first certified Passive House projects in the country—and indeed a very cold climate zone—most of which integrate exterior motorized shading and controls. Tim and his firm have been instrumental in educating and transforming how owners, developers, municipalities and building professionals think about high performance buildings. He and his family live in Minneapolis’ first certified Passive House Plus.

Igor Beletsky, Loxone, US Branch Manager, https://www.loxone.com/enus/, [email protected]

Floris Keverling Buisman, Warema and 475 High Performance Building Supply, CEO/Cofounder, https://foursevenfive.com/, [email protected]Floris has wide-ranging expertise in building technology, materials and envelopes. He’s served on NYC Building Code Committees, has certified, consulted on and built several Passive House projects in New York and Vermont, is a LEED AP, a Registered Architect in the Netherlands, and an adjunct professor at The City College of New York. Prior to co-founding 475 Floris spear-headed green building initiatives at Common Ground Community in their NYC supportive affordable housing developments. He also designed and built the Lucy House at Samuel Mockabee’s Rural Studio in Alabama. Floris has a dual Master’s degree in Architecture + Real Estate Development from the Delft University of Technology. His kids enjoy riding on the cargo rack of his 1946 dutch grandma bike for drops off at school and his commute to work – while advocating street safety. 




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