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2018 New Gravity Housing Conference Workshops

Wed, 8/1/2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Temple University, Science Education and Research Center, Room 108B, 1925 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Join us on Wednesday, August 1st for a pre-conference day of workshops!

Are you wanting to take your knowledge of Passive House and affordable housing to the next level?! This day of workshops serves to enhance the experience for New Gravity Housing Conference attendees, but can also be attended as a stand-alone event. 

Note that registration covers the entire day of workshops. Spots are limited so reserve your seat! The first 20 people to sign up only pay $10! 

Worth 7 AIA LU-HSWs. 


Event Cost

New Gravity Conference Attendee: $25 (registration link  will be sent separately; contact Leah Wirgau if you have not received it) 

Non-conference Attendee: $50 


Registration closed




8:00 am | Workshop 1 - The Affordable Housing Passive House Manual

9:30 am | Break

10:00 am | Workshop 2 - Passive House Performance Made Simple with Prefabricated Assemblies 

12:00 pm | Lunch

12:45 pm | Workshop 3 - Ventilation in High Performance Buildings: Why efficiency matters

3:00 pm | Workshop 4 - Designing with Polymer Windows and Doors

5:00 pm | End

Workshop 1 - The Affordable Housing Passive House Manual

This workshop will articulate a step-by-step strategy for development teams interested in creating cost-effective, multi-family, Passive House projects.  Pros and cons related to metering/monitoring/mechanical/envelop systems and strategies will help guide the most appropriate path for any team considering a Passive House development.


Tim McDonald, Onion Flats

David Salamon, Re:Vision Architecture



Workshop 2 - Passive House Performance Made Simple with Prefabricated Assemblies

This workshop will be a live demonstration, using a full size mock up, where prefabricated wall panels and insulated foundation system are used in conjunction with standard building components. We will be assembling a mock-up from foundation to rafters and show how standard means and methods can be utilized to simplify the construct of high performing Building Envelopes.


Rob Leonard, Build SMART

John Ware, Build SMART



Workshop 3 - Ventilation in High Performance Buildings: Why efficiency matters

Ventilation traditionally accounts for 30% of a buildings energy use, and building owners, occupants and managers are calling for more, not less, ventilation. How do we optimize IAQ and health while managing energy to get to Passive House, Net Zero, or other high performance building metrics? This workshop will show you how, and provide a better understanding of why efficiency in heat recovery ventilation matters.


Aubrey Gewehr, Ventacity Systems

Barry Stephens, Ventacity Systems



Workshop 4 - Designing with Polymer Windows and Doors

Understand the benefits and capabilities of designing and building with polymer windows and doors – from energy performance to cost to comfort. Learn about polymer and its superb thermal performance, sound abatement properties, simple installation, and building capabilities. We will review solutions for mid to high-rise, window walls, and storefronts, and review how to achieve beautiful design in affordable to luxury projects.


Garrett McKissock, INTUS Windows 

Connor McGorty, INTUS Windows

Thank You To Our Presenting Companies

Legacy Partners

Platinum Partners

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