Passive House Struts its Stuff at BuildingEnergy Conference

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Passive House rockstars lead workshops, exhibit floor tours and sessions at premiere sustainability conference - Boston, March 6-8, 2012

Passive House - the building standard considered to be unparalleled in its energy efficiency rigor - might be relatively new in the US, but you wouldn’t know it based on its strong presence at this year’s BuildingEnergy Conference, the most established and cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region.

Held at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center, March 6-8, 2012, and with an expected 4,000 attendees, this year’s BuildingEnergy Conference has a record-breaking amount of content dedicated solely to Passive House.

-Passive House and Beyond Workshop by Marc Rosenbaum of the South Mountain Company who is considered one of the country’s top experts in energy efficiency.

-Advanced Integrated Mechanical Systems for Passive Houses Workshop by Katrin Klingenberg, co-founder of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), the organization responsible for certifying the largest pool of Passive House buildings in the US.
-Passive House Tour of BuildingEnergy’s Trade Show Floor with Katrin Klingenberg. Attendees of Klingenberg’s workshop are invited to grab a beer and tour the trade show floor to learn about Passive House-appropriate products.

-Student Dorms as Passive House Session focusing on case studies from hyper-energy efficient large scale buildings.

-Passive House award-winning speakers including Matt O’Malia, founder of GO Logic, the architectural firm that recently received the 2011 Project of the Year Award from the US Green Building Council for designing and building the first Passive House in Maine.

"As one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants in the US, I'm excited to see the rapid growth of this standard at BuildingEnergy," said Paul Eldrenkamp, Byggmeister founder and BuildingEnergy vice-chair. "It was only four years ago that I first heard Passive House mentioned at the conference. Now it draws an impressive number of professionals who need to stay abreast of the standard's exciting evolution."

For a sneak preview of the quality Passive House content you’ll get at BuildingEnergy, check-out Klingenberg’s blog post on which trade floor products have caught her eye: http://passivehouse.us/blog/

In addition to the above opportunities, critical information about Passive House will be interspersed throughout BuildingEnergy’s cutting-edge and data-driven workshops and sessions on green financing, high performing mechanicals and renewables. There will also be opportunities at the Trade Show floor to meet some of the regional and national Passive House organizations, such as Passive House Boston and PHIUS, that are driving this standard forward.

Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the BuildingEnergy Conference brings together more than 4,000 renewable energy and green-building professionals from across the US and Europe for three days of networking, 80 accredited educational sessions and a high-level trade show.

For more information about BuildingEnergy, please visit http://www.nesea.org/be12/

About NESEA
Formed in 1976, the mission of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (http://www.NESEA.org) is to increase sustainability in the built environment. NESEA does this by connecting professionals to each other and to information. This organization facilitates collective learning between all of the professional disciplines that contribute to the built environment. NESEA serves architects, planners, engineers, manufacturers, builders and policy analysts in public and private companies in the 10 northeastern states.

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