Massive Passive House: Bringing Deep Energy Savings to Multi-Family Buildings

November 15 2018
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia
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Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 8:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:15 pm

Massive Passive House: Bringing Deep Energy Savings to Multi-Family Buildings

A growing belief among design and construction professionals is that simply building to the energy code’s baseline minimums is no longer good enough. One approach that’s becoming increasingly popular for multi-family projects is passive house design. With an emphasis on core aspects of efficiency such as continuous air barriers, heat recovery/ fresh air ventilation, and minimizing thermal barriers, multi-family passive house projects are routinely experiencing energy savings of 50%-90% over buildings built to energy code minimums—for very small cost premiums that are quickly repaid once the building is operational. This workshop, presented by a developer, structural engineer and building enclosure specialist all deeply experienced in the realm of energy-efficient building design, will cover the basics of what passive house is, how and why it works, and why it’s effective for wood-frame multi-family buildings. Emphasizing the roles of the architect and structural engineer, topics will include design concepts, detailing techniques, assemblies, construction inspections, and lessons learned over years of energy-efficient and passive house design. The knowledge gained from this session will help you achieve the affordability, resiliency, and health benefits of passive design on your next project.



Timothy McDonald, RA, LEED AP, CPHC, CPHD, Onion Flats 

Timothy McDonald is President and CEO of Onion Flats LLC, a Philadelphia-based real estate development/design/build firm. As a partner, Tim’s role is Lead Architect and Construction Manager for many of the firm’s projects. In 2005, Tim and several partners formed the architecture firm Plumbob, LLC and JIG, Inc., a general contracting, construction management and green roof company, which, together with Onion Flats, offer full design-build services for external clients and their own developments. Tim is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has been an adjunct Professor of Architecture at Philadelphia University, Temple University, University of Calgary, and University of Pennsylvania. He is founder of FAARM, a non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition of art and architecture in Philadelphia, and holds positions on a variety of boards and committees.

James A. D’Aloisio, PE, SECB, LEED AP, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

Jim D’Aloisio is a Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in Syracuse, New York. He has over 30 years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer responsible for the design and assessment of new buildings, additions, and structural renovations. Jim is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a registered Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts. He is trained as a New York State Energy Code instructor and thermographer, and is a member of the Order of the Engineer through Syracuse University. Jim is a member of the ASCE/SEI Frost Protected Shallow Foundations Committee and the Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and is chair of the SEI Climate Action Team. He is former Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York Upstate Chapter, and a past member of the USGBC National Board (2009).

Dan Whitmore, CPHC | PHIUS Certified Builder, RDH Building Science Inc

Dan is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) at RDH who combines his knowledge and passion for Passive House, building science, materials selection, and energy resources with an extensive background in hands-on craft, site management, and project troubleshooting. His areas of expertise include Passive House and low-energy building, heat, air, and moisture management detailing, building assembly analysis and phasing, and construction detailing. Dan is an instructor and curriculum developer for the Passive House Institute US’s (PHIUS) Builders Training Program, and serves on the boards of Passive House Northwest and PHIUS. He is a constant advocate for advances in municipal and state building practices.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
1426-28 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Parking: Nearby paid parking garages ranging from $16 to $25 or .1 miles/ 3 minute walk from 15th street station.

Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC creditsThis presentation also qualifies for 3 CPHC CEUs.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be available on site.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP, Event Manager
Email: Ph: (301) 633-0330