Breakout Sessions

 

Friday, September 11:
8:30 – 10:00 am Opening Plenary:
8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome from PHIUS
8:40 – 9:10 am Chicago Welcome: Dirk Lohan, Principal, Lohan Anderson
9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote: Katherine Swenson, Vice President, National Design Initiatives for Enterprise Community Partners — Presentation Slides (PDF – 10MB)
10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Break-out Sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Standard Adaptation I & International Track 2 — Case Studies: Affordable Multifamily I Track 3 — Policy, Strategies, Tools: Impetus, Incentives and Codes Track 4 — Building Science & Construction: Wall Systems
Moderator Alan Gibson Moderator Greg Simon Mod. TBA Mod. TBA
Tom Bassett-Dilley, Brandon Weiss & Dan Whitmore: Before and after: case studies of projects meeting the PHI passive house standard and the new PHIUS+ Passive Building Standard Tom Bassett-Dilley & Brandon Weiss’s slides (PDF – 3MB) Dan Whitmore’s slides (PDF – 5MB) (VIDEO Available — 22min — partial only) Erin Cooperrider, Colin Schless & Benedict Walter: The Future of Affordable Housing – Maine’s Village Centre Demonstrates the Potential for Ultra Low Budget Passive House Construction Ann Kosmal: Why Passive Building: Beyond ‘Green Bling” – Designing for the Future We Want (For questions regarding Ann’s presentation or slides, please contact her directly at ann.kosmal@gsa.gov) Rolf Jacobson: Monopath – The “Perfect Wall” Made Affordable (PDF – 12MB)
Mike Anderson: Affordable (Passive-) Housing and the Climate Adjusted Standard: A case study from Nova Scotia (PDF – 18MB) Jeff Davis, Deborah ClarkRob Hosken: Designing and Constructing a High-Performance Building Envelope for Multi-Unit Affordable Housing (PDF – 23MB) Tim McDonald: The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Project: Pumping up passive house for affordable housing in Pennsylvania Mike Steffen: Largest U.S. Multifamily project: Orchards at Orenco: detailing implementation & quality assurance from the builder’s perspective
Günther Gantioler: Climate Specific Passive Building Standards applied Internationally: Italian case studies (PDF – 5MB) Jason La FleurJames Lewis: Wisconsin’s first Multifamily Passive House Joseph Zimmer: Could Passive House 3 pillar framework be a path to code compliance? (PDF – 9MB) Terrell Wong:The Benefits of insulated rammed earth for a cold climate
12:30 – 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open & prep for lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch Presentation/Q&A: Lisa White & Graham WrightShort informal presentation on the “In’s and Out’s of PHIUS+ Certification” followed by a Q/A Session with PHIUS Certification Staff Graham Wright and Lisa White. Bring questions related to PHIUS+ Certification and WUFI Passive.
2:00 – 4:00 pm Breakout sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Standard Adaptation II, Passive as Base for Net Zero and Water Track 2 — Case Studies: Affordable Multifamily II, Business cases Track 3 — Policy, Strategies, Tools: Moisture Transport, WUFI Passive Case Study, Underlying Standards Track 4 — Building Science & Construction: Multifamily Water, Heating System Optimization
Moderator Tom Bassett-Dilley Moderator Sy Safi Moderator TBA Moderator TBA
Chris Briley: A Tale of Two Passive Houses Matthew Fine & Michael Hindle: Weinberg commons multifamily Retrofit in Washington DC – progress report (PDF – 19MB) Joe Lstiburek: Moisture transport in porous materials – How can WUFI get it right and yet so wrong simultaneously (PDF via BSC Archives) Gary Klein: Hot Water Systems for Multifamily Passive House Designs
Richard Pedranti: Passive House, case studies, net zero energy, residential, climate zone 5 (PDF – 11MB) Laura NettletonMichael Whartnaby: Using real world data to make the case for passive house (PDF – 17MB)
Achilles KaragiozisComfort modeling for residential buildings
Chris Weissflog: Maximizing use of Natural Energies to Reduce Environmental Impact in a Heating Dominated Climate
Laureen BlissardBob Kreger: “Going Beyond Energy with WERS – The Water Efficiency Rating Score: A Single Family Passive House Case Study (PDF – 13MB) Adam Cohen: Large buildings + Cold Climates + passive house = recipe for cost efficient low energy (PDF – 16MB) Mark Walter: Application of WUFI® Passive for Analyzing Climate-Specific Heat Losses to the Ground and Comparisons to other Common Standards (PDF – 5MB) Dan Whitmore: Sanden CO2 Heat Pump
4:00 – 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:30 pm Breakout sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Single Family Projects North to South Track 2 — Builders’ Hootenanny: Component  Challenges Track 3 — Policy/ Strategy/ Tools: Single and Multifamily Quality Assurance Track 4 — Building Science & Construction: Materials, Systems and Components
Moderator Alan Gibson Moderator Dan Whitmore Moderator Chris McTaggart Moderator TBD
Stephen Magneron & Ross Elliott: 15 Dufferin – 205 Crichton, Ottawa, ON Sam Hagerman & Dan Palmer: PH Doors, options, performance, struggles (fire rated, ADA, air sealing, hardware), opportunitiesPanelists: TBD Jason La Fleur Brandon Weiss: Getting Results with Mid-Construction Air Barrier Testing (PDF – 2MB) Kim Jongmin: Enhance super insulated wall with Aerogel
Matt Lutz: A Year in the ∆T90: Post Occupancy Data from the Westcott Center for Architecture and Design (PDF – 67MB) Chris McTaggart & Ryan Shanahan, Rob Hosken: Multifamily testing protocols & real world challenges Bill Rose: The attic war
David Brubaker: Passive House in Tucson, AZ (PDF – 4MB) David Horton: How to get the most out of your PHIUS+ Rater Colin Shane: Cladding Attachment through Exterior Insulation Using Long Screws (PDF – 8MB)

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Saturday, September 12:
8:00 – 8:45 am Day 2 Keynote: Dr. Hartwig Kuenzel, Fraunhofer Institute — Presentation Slides (PDF – 9MB)
8:50 – 10:10 am Breakout sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Single Family Special Wall Assemblies Track 2 — Case Study: School Buildings & Policy: Canadian Update
Track 3 — Policy/ Strategy/ Tools: Whole Building Energy Concerns Track 4 — Educational Hootenanny: Passive Building in Higher Education!? 
Moderator Sy Safi Mod. TBD Moderator Alan Gibson Moderator Mary Rogero
Carri Beer & Michael Hindle: Foam-Free Assemblies for a Net Zero, Passive House in Western Maryland (PDF – 23MB) Andrea Wheeler: Critical Perspectives on Design Quality and Comfort in PassivHaus School Design Katrin Klingenberg: Intro to New Climate Specific Standards: Tools, Protocols & Components (ERVs & Windows) (PDF – 6MB) (VIDEO available! – 35min) Educators HootenannyPanelists: Shelly Pottorf John McCreery
Dan Levy: The Woodstock Passive House: Energy Efficiency and Resiliency with an Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Wall System Ross Elliott & Stephen Magneron: A Canadian Update: Net-Zero, R-2000 and the new EnerGuide Rating System Jeremy Attema: Using LCCA for Passive House Projects (PDF – 6MB)
10:10 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Single Family Retrofits Track 2 — Case Studies: Affordable Multifamily III, Multifamily Market Rate Track 3 — Policy/ Strategies/ Tools: Business Case, Cost Optimization Track 4 — Building Science & Construction: Air-tight layers & Water Resistive Barriers
Moderator Tom Bassett-Dilley Moderator Patrick Danaher Moderator TBD Moderator TBD
Laura Nettleton: Retrofit project in Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh Chris Benedict & Henry Gifford: Multifamily projects in New York City – in progress and completed Graham Irwin: Untapped Potential – The Market Value of Passive House as Demand Side Storage (PDF – 6MB) Tom Schneider: Building Envelope Innovations/ Building Envelope Analysis
Tessa Smith: Huron House, Port Townsend Passive House (PDF – 4MB) Doug Farr & Tony Holub: Planned affordable multifamily/SRO passive retrofit projects in Chicago Matthew Tokarik: Getting the most for your money – How to design for peak performance under economic constraint Eric BlondMarcus Jablonka: Long-term durability of polymeric water-resistive barriers
Steven Gray: An Economic Comparison between DER and PH in a Heating Dominated Climate – Towards PH in Toronto Steve Bluestone & Lisa White: Affordably Built Hi-Rise Multifamily PHIUS+ Passive House Construction in NYC Graham WrightComfort & Resilience Study: Dynamic Model for the Staten Island Project (PDF – 21MB) Keith Simon, Jason Wrobel: Lessons Learned from Multi-Family Construction Forensics (PDF – 18MB)
12:30 – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open & prep for lunch
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch Presentation/Discussion: Zack SemkeJevon’s Paradox (PDF – 3MB)
2:00 – 4:00 pm Breakout sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Office Buildings Track 2 — Architects’ hootenanny: Aesthetics Please! Track 3 — Policy/ Strategy/ Tools: Project Delivery Systems Track 4 — Building Science & Construction: Mechanical
Moderator Sy Safi Moderator Tom Bassett-Dilley Moderator TBD Moderator TBD
Hayes Zirnhelt: RMI’s new Center of Excellence meets the new PHIUS+ Passive Building Standard: Headquarters under construction in Basalt (PDF – 16MB) Architects’ hootenanny 
Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Tessa Smith & Julie Torres-Moskovitz: How does passive house inform our architecture? Passive House and Design, help or hindrance? Panelists: TBD
Mike LeBeau: Balancing Building Performance, Renewables and Load Management (PDF – 2MB) Marc Rosenbaum: What We’re Learning About Mechanicals: How actual measured performance of various systems lives up to modeling expectations (PDF – 1MB)
Lizzie Adams: California’s First Passive House Office Zack Semke: PH & Net Zero delivery (PDF – 2MB) Adam CohenJason Morosko: Conditioning ERV (PDF – 9MB)
Richard Levine: The Hooker Building: The First Passive House High Rise Office Building with a double wall facade Michael Ingui: Successful Passive House Building as a Team Matthew Herman: High Rise Passive House Dormitory – case study
4:00 – 4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:00 pm Closing Plenary Keynote: Sam Rashkin, Department of Energy Preparing for the near future: Paving the path to wireless houses & buildings (PDF – 7MB)

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