Adventures in Retrofitting: Lessons from Two Multifamily Passive House Projects

Two Passive House projects are nearing completion in Pittsburgh.  Both will provide affordable housing to seniors.  Both involve a Passive House retrofit of an abandoned elementary school.  And both will be delivered at or near construction cost parity with conventional affordable housing.  How did the project team accomplish all this, not once, but twice?

Laura and Brandon will discuss the problem-solving process that the team followed to ensure Passive House compliance on two very complicated projects, walk through the approaches that transformed existing conditions into high performance building assemblies, and explain how the project team optimized cost.  They will also share information about the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s policy that is helping to spur on affordable housing Passive House projects across the state.

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Event Time: 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Room / Location:
Madison

Experience Level: 

3 (prior experience/knowledge strongly recommended)

CEU Information: 

BENYC-1820: AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0