This fall Passive House Accelerator is partnering with the AIAS chapter from New York Institute of Technology to bring all students a free crash course in Passive House. This 1-hour lunchtime special will take a dive into the design principles that enable Passive House performance, the wide range of building typologies possible, and the pathway to become a certified Passive House designer or consultant. Buildings today are responsible for 40% of carbon emissions, but Passive House design can dramatically cut that number.
Passive House design is a critical element in building decarbonization. The math of zero carbon building is straightforward: first, maximize energy efficiency in buildings, then minimize the embodied or upfront carbon emitted from construction, electrify everything, and power it all with clean energy. This is no small task, and the community of Passive House practitioners needs talented new designers like you to join the ranks of professionals dedicated to “buildings as climate action”. Passive House design is the most powerful tool available to dramatically improve energy efficiency in buildings, so it's a great place to start, whether your project is a retrofit or new construction
World-leading energy efficiency is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of Passive House. There are countless other reasons to design with these building science principles in mind: filtered fresh air, superior comfort, calm and quiet interiors...the list of amenities is long. Learn why the Passive House approach is good for people and the planet at our November 2 Passive House Crash Course. Expect to walk away with all the information you need to take your next steps toward becoming a Passive House practitioner.
Come learn how to design homes and buildings that are safer for people and better for the planet. While this course is tailored to design, architecture, engineering students we welcome all students interested in creating a career out of climate action.