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.
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.
- 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.