Virtual Pro Tour: Southern Vermont Passive House

Exterior of Ames project

Event Date: 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Venue: 

Online

$10 members/$15 non-members

CEUs: AIA 2.0 LU/HSW; PHIUS 2.0 credits

Join NESEA for the kickoff event of our fall Pro Tour series. This interactive event, hosted by studioWEBSTER, will feature a newly constructed Passive House located in southern Vermont. Participants will meet the project team who made the house a reality. The team will share their integrated design process, their goals for the project, and their lessons learned. Just like an in-person Pro Tour, this event will mix presentation with small group conversation, giving participants the chance to meet project team members and one another. 

About the Project

This new home, built for a family of 5, was the combined effort of studioWEBSTER, Mathes Hulme Builders, and Helm Construction Solutions. It will be the first certified Passive House for all three firms. On a hillside in Marlboro, VT, it features a slab-on-grade with frost walls, a thick double stud wall with integrated service cavity, and truss roof with lots of cellulose. It incorporates an innovative compact  heating, cooling, and ventilation unit and had the lowest blower door number this team had ever done. Locally sawn hemlock siding, some handmade tiles (the owners are both ceramists), and a Vermont-made door give the home local shine.

About the Event

Through a mix of presentation, video, and small group breakout rooms, we’re using a format that preserves the interactive, behind-the-scenes vibe that has made NESEA’s Pro Tours so popular.

Unlike a traditional webinar, attendees will come with their mics and cameras on: as a participant in this event, you’ll be able to see and hear other attendees, ask content experts questions directly, and meet new people in the NESEA community. 

Schedule

12:30

Event begins! Welcome from NESEA, project host, & series sponsors.

12:35

Opening remarks from representative from ZipSystem, series sponsor

12:40

Project featurette: mini-documentary about project, including video, still photos, slides, etc. 

1:00

Breakout groups. Participants are split into virtual breakout rooms, each hosted by a member of the interdisciplinary project team. Team members will go into depth about their specific work on the project. Speakers rotate through breakout rooms – all attendees get small group time with each speaker.

2:00

Participants all brought back as a full group for Q&A panel with all speakers

2:30

Event concludes

 

If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at fmacgregor@nesea.org.

2020 BuildingEnergy
Pro Tour Series Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor:

 

Event Sponsors