Case Study of a Low-Energy Multifamily Development: A Practical Discussion of Challenges & Success at The Flow Chelsea in NYC

This session features an in-depth review of an award-winning multi-family low energy (Passive House) building in New York City.  We will review the technical aspects of the building, from the components to the layout and finishes with the architect, discuss motivating factors and financial decisions with the developer, and explore the challenges, solutions and best in class techniques for executing a successful project.

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Friday, May 7, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am

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AIA 1.0 LU
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
Passive House Institute (PHI) 1.0 credit point
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss with clients the benefits of a low energy building for their development projects and the benefits of taking the extra step to go from “good enough” to “best in class” with their building
  • Explain the basics of the regulatory and financial complexities associated with low energy projects and what benefits might be available
  • Identify the qualitative and quantitative benefits of low energy residential buildings for both the owner and the occupant
  • Advocate for the benefits of monitoring energy use in buildings which could lead to innovative strategies in pricing and maximizing value in a development project.

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