Tales from the Trenches: Passive House Ventilation Commissioning Roadblocks

We will present tales from the trenches for ventilation approaches within the context of the Passive House building certification standard. This standard has set a high benchmark for low-energy buildings and is widely known as the most rigorous energy efficiency standard currently available. Attendees will learn how balanced ventilation is best applied in a cold climate at a large scale and how commissioning plays a key role in this process. This discussion will draw from the experiences of commissioning ERV/HRV systems in Passive House projects and demonstrate the various execution paths on multifamily and commercial buildings.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Marina 1

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Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU|HSW), BOC, BPI, GBCI (BD+C, ID+C, WELL), and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

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  • Discuss common passive house ventilation system designs, layouts, and components pertaining to the performance and field installations.
  • Demonstrate through examples common problem areas related to the implementation of high-performance ventilation systems.
  • Recommend ways to design for best ventilation performance based upon lessons learned.
  • Describe the Passive House certification criteria and the actual performance necessary for ventilation systems to be within compliance.

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