New York City (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
New York Passive House in cooperation with the Passive House Academy has announced additional speakers for a one-day conference and expo set for June 17, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in New York City. The international character of this global building standard will be represented with presentations made by some of the leading figures within the Passive House design movement, conveying project experience from within New York and across the globe.
Speakers include Chris Benedict of New York, Gunter Lang of Vienna, Sabine Leribaux of Brussels, Jonathan Hines of London, Lois Arena of Connecticut, Brian Kavanagh of Dublin, and Adam Cohen of Virginia. Each will share experiences related to design and construction of large Passive House projects such as multi-family, schools, stores, and office buildings. A closing panel discussion will be moderated by William Menking of Architect’s Newspaper. Attention will be given to analysis of the obstacles and opportunities Passive House building provides.
Early registration and discount pricing will be available for the event until March 31st. The conference program offers 10 educational sessions running from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Over 30 manufacturers and service providers will be represented in the accompanying expo introducing attendees to a comprehensive overview of specialized products and knowledge essential for low-energy Passive House building. The expo will run from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
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About New York Passive House
New York Passive House (NYPH) is a New York State tax exempt trade organization which promotes the Passive House building energy standard in New York state and the New York City metropolitan area. NYPH provides public outreach, education, support of industry professionals and advocacy to support the success and vitality of the Passive House community. See http://www.nypassivehouse.org.
About Passive House Academy
The Passive House Academy was established by Tomas O’Leary and Art McCormack who have been active in the Passive House arena since 2001. The Academy has a dedicated team of six full time specialist trainers who have earned a strong reputation for delivering highly stimulating training. This team is also heavily involved in the design, detailing and official Certification of Passive House projects, so their teaching is very much informed by on-the-ground practice. With training headquarters in both Europe and the US, the Academy brings international and local perspectives to its work. See http://www.passivehouseacademy.com.
About Passive House
Passive House is an international building standard developed by the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt Germany, that represents a roughly 90% reduction in heating and cooling energy usage and up to a 75% reduction in primary energy usage from existing building stock – meant to aggressively meet the climate crisis carbon reduction imperative while making a comfortable, healthy and affordable built environment. Passive House is the most cost effective pathway toward the growing demand for net-zero or nearly-net-zero construction. Passive House is also a methodology that requires designers to consider orientation, massing, insulation, heat recovery, passive use of solar energy, solar shading, elimination of thermal bridges, and internal heat sources. The term Passive House may also used to refer to a building that has been tested and certified to meet the Passive House standard. Passive House building are extremely energy efficient, healthy and comfortable for occupants, predictable to manage, and resilient by design. See http://www.passivehouse.com.