Building professionals in the New England who are interested in energy-efficient buildings and the Passivhaus standard might consider a trip to Boston for Passive House Boston’s Fall 2011 Symposium, a daylong event scheduled for October 15 at Boston Architectural College.
Titled “Passive House in New England: Residential and Beyond,” the conference is set to begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. An informal “networking and beer” gathering, beginning at 4:30, is being planned at a location to be announced.
Registration costs $30, which includes a lunch served at noon. Attendees are asked to register by October 13 via the Passive House Boston website.
Speakers and presentations
Here’s the conference schedule:
9:30 a.m.: Introductory comments
9:45 a.m.; Keynote speaker Matt Beaton – a builder and a Massachusetts respresentative for the 11th Worcester district – will talk about building his own home to the Passivhaus standard, and about public policy
10:30 a.m.: Building Science Corporation field architect and project manager Ken Neuhauser presents “Teaching an Old Building Really New Tricks: Castle Square Multifamily Deep Energy Retrofit”
11:15 a.m.: Architect Fay Raynor, DEAP Energy Group cofounder Mike Duclos, architect Spencer Culhane, Taocon construction manager Sam McAfee, and Boston Green Building owner Brian Butler present “Projects 20×20: An Overview of Five Passive House Projects”
1:00 p.m.: Passivhaus consultant Peter Schneider and architect J. B. Clancy present “Post-Occupancy Project Monitoring: How, Why, and What Does It All Mean?”
2:00 p.m.: Passivhaus architectural consultant David White presents “Passive House Planning Package: An Introduction and a New England Reality Check”
3:00 p.m.: Energy consultant Marc Rosenbaum presents “Eliakims’s Way: Post-occupancy Case Study of Eight Net-zero-possible Homes”
4.00 p.m.: Closing remarks
Check out the Passive House Boston website for more information.