The Future of Package Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHPs) and Passive House

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Package terminal heat pumps (PTHPs) offer a path to electrification while providing personalized comfort for heating and cooling, compact spacing, and cost savings. With recent advancements in PTHP technology, this decentralized system is now a viable option that you’ll want to explore for your next Passive House.

This Next Gen presentation with Vicki Yee (Steven Winters Associates) covers the benefits and design considerations of the latest PTHPs on the market, and strategies for successful implementation on Passive House projects. Vicki specializes in energy modeling and certification design support for Passive House projects in NYC. She coordinates with multidisciplinary teams on high-performance projects with the latest cutting-edge technology in the industry. Her design guidance on the envelope and mechanical systems is integral to project planning and implementation throughout design and construction. Her experience in Passive House includes all-electric buildings, carbon neutral ready community developments, multifamily new construction, mixed-use, and affordable housing. Vicki also serves on the Board of Directors at New York Passive House, where she focuses on inclusion, equity, and diversity initiatives.

Our new Next Gen series highlights the work of the next generation of practitioners and how their contributions are shaping the future of Passive House.