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Energy Efficiency: Rethinking Form, Passive Solar, and Heat Pumps

Join Sally Godber, (WARM, Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Passivhaus Certifier, a member of the UK Technical Panel reporting to the Passivhaus Institut), as she navigates through the world of energy efficiency in building design.

In this 101 session, attendees will gain an understanding of the form factor's pivotal role in shaping building design, encompassing its calculation methods and significance in determining insulation requirements and overall building performance. Navigating deeper, Sally will explore the limitations inherent in passive solar design within the contemporary landscape of energy-efficient building practices. She'll dissect challenges ranging from optimal glazing design to combatting overheating while addressing concerns regarding embodied energy. Moreover, attendees will unravel the critical importance of system design and flow temperature optimization for maximizing heat pump performance. Sally's expert analysis will spotlight how these factors intersect in both residential and non-residential buildings, elucidating their impact on energy efficiency and operational effectiveness.

This free presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9am PT / 12pm ET and will be followed by a lively Q+A session. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an industry leader and engage with the PHA community. See you there!