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Raising the Bar with Passive House: Part 2

Raising the Bar with Passive House: Part 2

Course Description: During this presentation participants will get a more in depth look into the principles and practices of Passive House design and construction. Examples and details of thermal-bridge-free construction techniques and methods of ensuring fully aligned air barriers will be discussed. A look into successful PH projects in the area will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

    Identify typical thermal bridges in common construction
    Offer solutions for eliminating typical thermal bridges
    List three different types of wall construction for super insulated buildings
    Identify junctions in the building envelope critical to air barrier continuity
    Describe how to create a continuous air barrier to meet the PH air leakage requirements

Instructor: Lois Arena, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Steven Winter Associates
Credit: 1 AIA