Affordable Multi-Family Housing Net Zero AND Passive House? Challenges, Opportunities, Mistakes and Solutions

If high end clients can’t “afford” Passive House or Net Zero Energy Certification, how can non-profit housing developers possibly afford both? Twin Pines Housing is taking on that challenge with a 29-unit affordable multifamily building in Lebanon, NH. Currently under construction and slated for completion in August 2019, this session investigates the cost-effective envelope, detailing, mechanical strategies, and renewable energy systems necessary for the project to achieve both certifications. The project addresses a challenging combination of long-term capital costs, incentives, financial requirements, and a limited budget. The panel will address the numerous uncertainties, challenges, and the reasoning behind pursuing combined NZE and Passive House certifications. Come find out if our project is on track for dual certifications.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Room / Location:
Harbor 3

Experience Level: 

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
MA CSL  1.5 hours Energy

Session ID: 

BOS19-101