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Radical Sustainability and Passive House

Eco Brooklyn’s director, Gennaro Brooks-Church will be giving a presentation at New York’s 2012 Passive House Symposium. The topic of his presentation is “Radical Sustainability and Passive House.” The all day event is filled with interesting speakers and is a must for anyone interested in the worlds most cutting edge energy efficient building technique.

 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – June 8 - The 2012 Passive House Symposium is a one day exploration of the many Passive House projects underway in the New York area.  With over forty Passive House buildings currently in the process of being designed and built, New York is a leader in the US for Passive House construction.  The symposium will demonstrate how architects, builders and owners are meeting the demanding Passive House standard, making a substantive contribution to New York’s climate change mitigation efforts.
Presentations will include 6 retrofit projects and 9 new building projects that span every phase of the process.  Rowhouses, multifamily, commerical and institutional buildings will be presented – located from eastern Long Island to New York City to Upstate New York.  Attendees will be eligible to earn 5.5 hours of Professional Education Credits for NY State.

 

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Passive House Project, NYC

Tomas O’Leary, Director of the Passive House Academy, will provide an international context for New York’s efforts.   Tomas will describe how this global standard is evolving while growing exponentially.  He will show examples that include Brussels Belgium where Passive House will be required for all new and retrofit construction in 2015.

 

Certified Passive Houses:  Orient Point by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects with Right Environments, and Omega Institute by North River Architecture + Planning will be presented.

 

Passive Passion, a 20 minute documentary on Passive House in the US, featuring New York practitioners and Dr. Wolfgag Feist, by Charlie Hoxie, will be viewed during the day.

Round Table Presentations: A variety of practitioners, each focusing on a different essential aspect of Passive House design and construction, will provide observations about the complexities and possibilities of this exciting new building standard for the New York area.

When:
Saturday June 23, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Where:
Sciame Auditorium
141 Convent Avenue
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The City College of New York
New York, NY 10031

 

75 Radical Sustainability and Passive HousePassive House is an international building standard that affordably achieves the very highest levels of comfort and indoor air quality while reducing heating and cooling energy costs by up to 90%.  Passive House was formalized in Germany in the early 1990s by Dr. Wolfgang Feist and the Passive House Institute.   Passive House, with a proven track record of accurately predicting and delivering building performance, offers a clear, sustainable and affordable path for combating climate change.
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NY Passive House (NYPH) is an independent non-for-profit trade organization working to promote a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient built environment through the promotion of the Passive House building standard.   Formed in 2010,  NYPH is supported by member dues and industry sponsors. NYPH facilitates the exchange of information and experiences, among practitioners of the Passive House building standard.
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