Mr. Dentz is vice president of The Levy Partnership, Inc. (TLP), a research and consulting firm specializing in building performance and energy efficiency with an active Passive House practice including design and field testing. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and technical advisor to the building industry, including architects, developers, contractors, builders, and building materials manufacturers and suppliers. His work has focused in the area of building energy efficiency, electric demand response, and residential systems building including factory built housing.
In his capacity at The Levy Partnership, Mr. Dentz is senior project manager for the ARIES Collaborative, one of the research teams that comprise the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program; and for the Systems Building Research Alliance, the research arm of the modular and manufactured home industry. Mr. Dentz has authored numerous publications and presented research results at conferences and seminars nationwide.
Mr. Dentz is a Certified Passive House Consultant and RESNET certified Home Energy Rater. He was a member of the NAHB/ICC Consensus Committee that developed the National Green Building Standard.
Mr. Dentz has consulted on numerous Passive House projects in the New York area including, in 2009, the Hudson Passive Project, the first to be certified in New York State. He holds a M.S. in Building Technology and a B.S. in Architecture, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Passive House has the potential to improve the services and results of an architectural practice while allowing the nature of the business to remain the same.
- Mechanical and Ventilation
- Envelope and Details
- Helpful Hints
- Renewable and Sustainable
All 3 Passive Houses used less energy than similarly sized homes built to the NYSECC. However, energy consumption was 24%-82% higher than predicted PHPP models.