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13th Annual North American Passive House Conference

Core Day 1 | Friday, September 21

  Day One
7:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 - 8:30 am Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
8:30 - 10:00 am Opening Plenary
8:30 - 8:40 am Welcome and Thank you! Katrin Klingenberg PHIUS Executive Director
8:40 - 9:15 am Matt Beaton Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
9:15 - 9:50 am Keynote Dr. Lourdes Melgar: The role of energy efficient buildings in the decarbonization effort
9:50 - 10:00 am PHAUS Introduction, Updates, and Announcements Mary Rogero, PHAUS Council Chair and Anissa Chaudhry, PHAUS Member Coordinator
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1: Policy/ Program Integration Track 2: Commercial Case Studies/Zero Track 3: Residential Case Studies Track 4: Building Science/ Passive House Principles Track 5: International Case Studies
Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD

Ian Finlayson (30 min): Integrating passive house into the US model energy codes – how and when? (PDF)

Willem Paynter (30 min): Integrating PHIUS+2018 and Canada’s Net Zero Home Program (PDF)

Mike Fowler (30 min): Integrating PHIUS+2018 and Canada’s Net Zero Home Program (PDF)

Discussion - 30 min

Harry Hepburn, Chris Briley: Getting schooled on passive house! (ME) (PDF)

Small commercial (Sm Com), institutional, new

Nicole Schuster, David Meyer: Passive + active: batteries, resilience, and the duck curve (CT) (PDF)

Sm com, institutional, new, positive energy

Brittany Coughlin: Passive house in the North: Case studies from Northern British Columbia

Sm com, institutional, new, positive energy

Michelle Apigian, Jesper Kruse: Building inherent value: introduction to implementing the passive building standard (MA, ME) (PDF)

Single Family (SF), Multifamily (MF), market rate, new

Richard Pedranti: Low energy building design morphology – process and case studies (Various, North East) (PDF)

SF, market rate, new

Tessa Smith: Madison House in Olympia WA – a case study (PDF)

SF, market rate, new

Matt Root, Lisa Carey Moore: High IAQ Specs - Building Better, Breathe Better (PDF)

Paul Raymer, Gary Hodgden: Myth busters-Addressing radon protections for High Performance homes (PDF)

Graham Wright, James Ortega: How to quickly assess energy savings from daylighting (PDF)

Andrew Straus, Enrique Bueno: Hot & humid climate challenges in affordable MF bldgs. – a Colombian case study (PDF)

MF, affordable, new

Jianlin Wu, Xi Chen: Update on Near Zero Energy Buildings development in China – standards, policy, case studies (PDF)

Dr. Hideki Shibaike and Sayo Okada - Measures for stabilizing and decreasing dehumidification loads for a passive house in hot and humid climate zones in Japan

 

12:30 - 1:45 pm Exhibitors and Lunch (Commonwealth Complex)
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunchtime Keynote Achilles Karagiozis: On Comfort - Harborview 1 & 2
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunchtime Keynote Chris Benedict, RA: Icing on the Cake - Adventures in Passive Building Retrofit - Cityview 1
1:45 - 3:45 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1: Commercial Case Studies Track 2: Builder Hootenanny Track 3: Residential Case Studies Track 4: Systems Track 5: Education Case Studies and Panel
Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: Alan Gibson Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: Eric Werling

Jordan Dentz, Liza Paredes: Kinderhook Seventh Day Adventist Church, NY: design and two years performance (PDF)

Sm, com, new

James Hartford: Getting to net zero: feedback from power monitoring in our own passive studio, NY (PDF)

Sm, com, retrofit

Alpha Yacob Arsano, Nikhilesh Ghanta: Path to net zero for a commercial building in a heating dominated climate – the role of natural ventilation and thermal mass (PDF)

Lg Com, institutional, feasibility

Two virtual factory tours and discussion Karan Gupta, Rob Leonard: A Virtual Factory Tour with Focus on QA/QC Procedures: BuildSmart factory

Tedd Benson, Hans Porschitz: Robots, Vacuums, & Butterflies Build a Better Wall

Additional Panelists: Alan Gibson, Tedd Benson, Hans Porschitz, Karan Gupta, Rob Leonard

Enrique Bueno, Paul Sipple: Incremental passive house retrofit of a house in VT (PDF)

SF, retrofit

Laura Nettleton, Rebecca Griffith: Path to net zero for a commercial building in a heating dominated climate – the role of natural ventilation and thermal massd (PDF)

Affordable MF, new, retrofit

Elizabeth Turner, Lindsey Kieffaber: Beyond energy: justifying PHIUS for affordable housing in Minneapolis MN (PDF)

Affordable MF, new

Benjamin Knopp: Ducted mini-split heat pumps and advanced filtration: lessons learned from 200 installs (PDF)

David Treleven: Ducted mini-split heat pumps and advanced filtration: lessons learned from 200 installs (PDF)

Robb Aldrich: Getting the most from inverter air source heat pumps (PDF)

Educational Panel: DOE’s Race to Zero Prairie View Texas A&M Grand Winner of 2018 team (20 min): Fly Flat, Houston, TX (PDF)

DOE’s Race to Zero Miami University 1st place Multifamily & 2nd runner up Grand Winner of 2018 team (20 min): Affordable Veterans MF Housing, Miami, OH

Charles Macbride (30 min): Progress and speculation: Lessons from integrating passive house into Architectural curriculum, SD State University

Additional panelists: Alison Kwok, University of Oregon Shelly Pottorf, Prairie View Texas A&M, TX Mary Rogero, Miami University, OH Walter Grondzik, Ball State University, IN Discussion - 50 min

 

3:45 - 4:15 pm Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
4:15 - 6:15 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1: Residential Case Studies Track 2: Zero and Positive Energy/ Grid Design Track 3: Building Science/ Passive House Principles Track 4: Prefab retrofit Case Studies Track 5: Finance and Insurance
Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: Eric Werling Moderator Dan Moring

Karla Butterfield: Evolving toward zero in affordable multifamily, CT

MF, affordable, new

Karen Bushey, Craig Simmons: Elm Place: post occupancy – Solving the data puzzle, VT

MF, affordable, new

James Ortega, Steve Bluestone: Evolving toward zero in affordable multifamily – measured results from Beach Green North, NY, NY (PDF)

MF, affordable, new

Lisa White: Introduction to grid integration strategies for high performance buildings (PDF)

John Sarter: Sol-Lux Alpha, the first MF micro grid project in the country, San Francisco CA (PDF)

Jamie Howland: The future of utility rates and their impacts on high performance homes

Kohta Ueno: Cold climate unvented roofs without spray foam: the latest Building America research (PDF)

Thomas Moore, Chris Hamm: Thermal modeling – a guide to estimate heat loss in passive buildings for unique Thermal Bridge conditions (PDF)

Prudence Ferreira: PHIUS+ hygrothermal modeling protocol

Peter Amerongen: Energiesprong in Edmonton, Canada (PDF)

Mark Carver: Building capture technology for prefab retrofits (PDF)

REALIZE team Report (RMI, PHIUS, NZEC, Re:Vision Architecture, Levy Partnership): Jordan Dentz, Graham Wright,Martha Campbell, Justin Weisser: Market research, passive building retrofit standard progress, prefab panel design and pilot

Molly Simpson: (30 min) Transforming the Market: Green Building Certifications and Socially Responsible Investing (PDF)

Laura Briggs, Donna Childs: (30 min) Energy efficiency evaluation in the insurance industry.

Panel Discussion: (60 min) Molly Simpson, Laura Briggs, Donna Childs

 

6:15 - 8:00 pm Exhibit Hall Reception (Commonwealth Complex)
7:00 - 10:00 pm PHAUS Member Meeting & Networking - Location: Cityview 1

 

Core Day 2 | Saturday, September 22

  Day Two
7:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Technical Keynote Graham Wright and Lisa White: PHIUS+ 2018 Launch - Harborview 1 & 2
9:00 - 9:30 am Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
9:30 - 11:30 am Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1: Residential Case Studies Track 2: Design & Construction Track 3: Building Science / Passive House Principles Track 4: Marketing/ Communication Track 5: Student Housing Panel
Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: Jacob Higginbottom

Timothy McDonald: Bank Flats and The Battery, a tale of two

MF, market rate, new

Jesse Thompson: Stealth passive house: boring, invisible, everywhere - multiple case studies how to mainstream passive multifamily projects

MF, affordable, new

Michael Hindle, Marc Stauffer: Passive house primary energy accounting, potential of renewables and storage

MF, affordable, retrofit, new

Adam Cohen: Design for manufacture and construction

Mike Steffen: Exploring a path toward cost efficient, energy efficient affordable passive housing

Jonathan Knowles: Observations on manufactured framing (PDF)

Florian Antretter, Andres Pinzon: Shading calculations for passive houses – accuracy matters! The new PHIUS+2018 shading calculation methodology (PDF)

Florian Antretter, Colin Schless: The best solution from 10,000 ideas: WUFI Passive’s new parametric capabilities

Colin Schless, Jais Kwon, Elsa Mullins: Solving the conflicts in ASHRAE+ PHIUS energy modeling

Rob Leonard: Promoting passive house to developers, architects, builders: the integrated project delivery process and its benefits (PDF)

James Geppner, Zack Semke: How to talk to home buyers and developer (PDF)

Christina Aßmann, Amber Bartosh: Virtual reality at Nuthatch Hollow – an emerging tool for sustainability design visualization of high performance buildings (PDF)

Michael Pulaski, Stephen Feige (35 min): Healthy HP student housing – punching above your weight class: exceeding client sustainability requirements within tight budget

Jacob Higginbottom, Andrew Steingiser: (35 Min) Williams and Wheaton College case studies – technical issues of wood vs steel structure in PHIUS projects and addressing the question of air conditioning or not (PDF)

Panel discussion: Passive House and Student Housing – A Natural Fit: (50 Mins) Andrew Steingiser, Mike Pulaski, Brian Douglas, Rob Blanchard

 

11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
12:30 - 2:30 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1: Feasibility Commercial Case Studies Track 2: Architecture Hootenanny Track 3: The Financial Case Track 4: Systems Track 5: Design & Construction
Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: Graham Irwin Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD

Christoph Stump, John Woelfling: High-rise design in the Bronx

MF, affordable, new

Duane Carter, Bahareh Shirkhanloo: Formal and technical impacts of passive house for high-rise residential in multiple climate zones

MF, market rate, feasibility

Duane Carter, Mark Goodman: Largest PHIUS+ commercial office project, first core and shell - Location Chicago  

Graham Irwin: Towards a passive architecture (PDF)

Participants: Julie Torres-Moskovitz, Jonathan Bean; Tom Bassett- Dilley; Tim McDonald; Jesse Thompson; Tessa Smith; Michelle Apigian

Paul Grahovac: Profitability of panelized passive house construction explained (PDF)

Craig Foley, Jeff Gephart: Making the invisible visible – a blueprint for seeking real estate value for energy efficiency (PDF)

Brandon Nicholson: Cost effective passive house engineering for larger buildings

Eric Urban: In search of the magic box– a review of crossover ventilation/dehumidification devices on the North American market (PDF)

Sf, mf, com

Hugh Crowther: How can your ventilation system help with your air conditioning load (PDF)

Mf, com

Leslie Norford: Emerging space conditioning systems for very low energy buildings in hot & humid climates (PDF) Com

Gene Myers: Scaling Up High Performance Production Homebuilding

Robert Arlt, Charles MacBride: Detailing and coordinating construction of a student designed PHIUS+ house in SD

Michael Ingui: Cost effective retrofits in NYC – lessons learned and what’s next

 

2:30 - 3:00 pm Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
3:00 - 4:00 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 30 minutes)

 

Track 1: Systems Track 2: Design & Construction Track 3: Certification Track 4: QAQC Track 5: Materials
Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD

Ji Li (30 min): Feasibility study on application of air collectors in conjunction with air source heat pumps and energy storage compound system for passive ultra-low energy buildings. In severely cold climates (PDF)

Karla Butterfield (30 min): Flowing toward zero includes efficient hot water delivery  

Alison Moynihan, Paul Malko (30 min): Detailing for New England: cold, wet, windy, timber, steel, SIPs – connections designed to withstand movement (PDF)

SF, new

Dave Kimball, Dan Whitmore (30 min): Responsible applications of wet + dry applied WRB and air barriers (PDF) SF, MF, new

Alison Ray, Michael Bousfield (30 min): PHIUS + PHI window certifications – lessons learned by North American manufacturers (PDF)

Lisa White (30 min): Assessing passive survivability in MF bldgs – towards a PHIUS+ resilience certification protocol (PDF)

Keith Simon, John Posenecker (30 min): Air leakage and water penetration testing of flanged window details (humid climate example)

Michael O’Donnell (30 min): Multifamily construction onsite verification – planning for success (PDF)

Tom Schneider (30 min): Fire rated prefab wall panels for MF PH projects

Robert Clarke (30 min): Recent quantum advances in passive house glazing (PDF)

 

4:15 - 5:00 pm Closing Keynote Introduction by Mary Rogero with team presenters Shelly Pottorf (faculty member) and Shannen Martin, Cynthia Suarez-Harris, Kennia Lopez, and Ledell Thomas (students) - Advancing Equity in the Built Environment
5:30 - 9:00 pm The No Name - Saturday, September 22, PHAUS Sponsored Evening Social. Location: TBA. Limited ticket registration available

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