Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU, 1 AIBD P-CE
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
This webinar will explore the applicability of Passive House, the ultra-low energy efficiency standard that originated in Germany, to multifamily projects. It will investigate the feasibility of applying its strategies in a variety of settings, for both new construction and renovation, and at a variety of scales, from low-rise buildings to tall towers.
Learning Objectives - After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Define the concepts and design strategies underpinning the Passive House certification system.
- Describe how Passive House design strategies can be adapted to apply to multifamily projects at a variety of scales, from low-rise buildings to tall towers.
- Explain how a building that deploys these strategies can provide improved air quality, better acoustical insulation, and energy savings compared with one that depends on more standard construction assemblies and systems.
- Discuss the challenges faced by several project teams designing multifamily Passive House renovation and new construction projects for a variety of climates and settings.