university of toronto at scarborough
star Worth 1 AIA LU|HSW and 1 PHIUS CPHC CEU

Bending the Curve: Four case studies showcasing the adaptability of Passive House design

Thu, 9/24/2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

As architects and clients tackle climate change in the design of the built environment, the Passive House design standard has become a common strategy towards reducing net energy use of buildings by 60- 80 percent while also providing a healthy interior environment that improves the wellness of occupants.

As a performance-based standard, Passive House allows the design team flexibility during the architectural process to respond to various program requirements, client expectations, and construction budgets. This presentation will explore the Passive House standard’s adaptability by comparing four case studies: The House at Cornell Tech graduate student housing, Sender Verde affordable housing and mixed-use project, Winthrop Square mixed-use commercial office, and University of Toronto Scarborough undergraduate student housing and dining hall.

This is an intermediate level course, focused on professionals who already know the basics of Passive House design.

Learning Objectives 

1. Participants will learn varied methods and concepts of how to apply the Passive House Design standard to large, multi-story buildings.


2. Participants will learn the difference between prescriptive and performance-based design standards, and specifically how the Passive House performance-based standard allows the design team flexibility during the architectural process to respond to various program requirements, client expectations, and construction budgets.


3. The challenges and lessons learned from The House at Cornell Tech will be reviewed and participants will learn how these were applied to the design and construction for Sendero Verde, Winthrop Center, and University of Toronto Scarborough. The lessons will focus on the exterior envelope design, interior air quality and occupant comfort, HVAC systems, and how total energy demand is lowered in large buildings (>200,000 SF).


4. Attendees will learn some of the challenges presented by designing extremely energy-efficient buildings. They will then discover some innovative solutions that can be applied to all projects, even those without clear sustainability objectives.

the house at cornell tech
sendera verde

This webinar will be presented by Ryan Lobello and Louis Koehl of Handel Architects, and is coordinated by the Passive House Community of Green Building United.

Cost

Members: Free

Non-Members: $10 (Want to become a member? Join today!)

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