BE-Ex offers this delivery as part of AIA NY Procrastinators Day, helping the design community meet their AIA membership and state licensing education requirements before the end of the year.
Understand how high-performance windows and doors improve thermal comfort and save energy and learn tips for product selection and installation. This one hour course is apart of a larger Passive House Fundamentals series: airtightness, energy recovery ventilation, insulation and thermal bridging, and windows & doors.
Tom Eisele, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD – Architect & Policy Advisor
Full course schedule below:
12/8, 12:15-1:15pm: Airtightness
This seminar covers the basics of achieving a continuous airtight barrier in retrofits and new construction projects – essential to driving down heating and cooling demand and achieving Passive House certification. A good airtight layer also keeps out pollution, pests, and allergens, and mitigates moisture and mold issues, ensuring excellent indoor air quality and protecting the integrity of building components.
12/8, 2-3am: Energy Recovery Ventilation
Passive House buildings use balanced ventilation systems with energy recovery to provide a constant flow of fresh, filtered air while continuously exhausting stale air. These systems are ultra-efficient and can recover up to 90% of the heat energy lost in typical buildings. Just as important, these constant fresh air systems ensure that occupants stay comfortable and enjoy excellent indoor air quality, keeping spaces free from odors, pollution, allergens, and other contaminants.
12/8, 3:15-4:15pm: Insulation & Thermal Bridging
This course covers the basics of Passive House insulation materials and techniques that improve thermal comfort, cut energy costs, enhance resilience, and extend the lifespan of building components. The module also explains the principles behind thermal bridges – conductive spots that undermine the thermal performance of a building– and offers solutions to take care of them.
12/8, 4:30-5:30pm: Windows & Doors
Learn how to select and install high performance window and door products without compromising aesthetics in this seminar. This introductory course is appropriate for learners of all levels and covers basic strategies to achieve energy, comfort, and acoustic benefits associated with Passive House construction.