NAPHN Passive House 2020: Choose Your Future



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm




Event Description

All times listed are in ET. For speaker bios and to register, please click here.

Historic Preservation, Use Conversion & Affordable Development: An EnerPHit Story (1-2 pm)

A historic masonry high school building is being converted into senior housing. With funding from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, approvals are required not just to meet the EnerPHit Passive House Institute renovation standard, but also to satisfy the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. Learn from team leaders the strategies, the planning and design hurdles, and construction milestones to date, and their path forward to achieve their comprehensive goals.


Lois Arena

Christina McPike

PHPP & Dynamic Energy Models: Understanding An Evolving Relationship (1-2 pm)

As Passive House buildings grow in complexity, targeting multiple sustainability goals, professionals ask if the PHPP can replace traditional energy modeling. Looking at daycare facilities being built by the City of Vancouver on a parking garage, this session compares capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses and their roles in designing more complex high-performance building programs.


Jeanie Chan

Andrea Frisque

Making PER Work for Large Multifamily Buildings: Tools for Futureproofing (2-3 pm)

What’s the PER (Primary Energy Renewable) criteria for Passive House buildings? Why is PER so important to futureproofing, our building strategies, today? As Passive House buildings get bigger, denser, and more complex, how can PER be appropriately applied? Find out how, as a new PER target tool developed by the Passive House Institute, in collaboration with ZEBx, the City of Vancouver, and other partners, is presented and discussed.


Elena Reyes Bernal

Melissa Furukawa

Virtual Building Tours (2-3 pm)

See the construction, and hear the stories of pace-setting buildings and the teams driving them, in a video walk-through. Get the details, the specifications, and the backstory. Participate in live Q&A with team members during the videos.

Vancouver & New York State: Two Climate Leaders Show Their Cards (3-4 pm)


Sailen Black

Greg Hale