Tuesday October 18th, 2016
9:00 am to 10:30 am

This is the full program of Making Passive House the Tall Building Standard on October 18, 2016. Note: This presentation reflects preliminary results. The updated final report can be found here.

Join the Building Energy Exchange for a panel presentationof the results of a NYSERDA-funded research study conducted by FXFOWLE to
determine the viability of implementing the Passive House Standard for tall
residential buildings in New York.

Working with an associated consultant team, and using an
FXFOWLE residential project currently in design, the study investigates the
detailed implications of adapting a typical sustainable tall residential
building to meet the Passive House Standard. The project is an approximately
550,000 square foot multifamily residential building with a mix of market rate
and subsidized housing, targeting LEED Silver certification. The study
investigates the measures required to adapt the FXFOWLE residential building to
meet requirements of the Passive House Standard, and analyzes the impacts from
architectural, enclosure detailing, mechanical systems, zoning, code,
financial, marketability, and constructability perspectives.

Ilana Judah, FXFOWLE
Daniel Piselli, FXFOWLE
Ritwik Kakati, Dagher Engineering
Sean O’Brien, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Owain Jones, Dharam Consulting
Ed May, Passive House Academy

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