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On a Path to Zero Energy Construction: Passive House & Building Workshop - POSTPONED
March 14

Due to the snow, this session has been postponed. Those with reservations will be sent information when a new date is set.

At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Accessible to the Virginia Square Metro Station and parking available.

The course is a one-day introductory workshop on super energy-efficient passive house and building principles specific to our local mixed-humid climate. Passive building comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level. Passive building principles can be applied to all building typologies, from single-family homes to apartment building to offices and skyscrapers. The workshop is geared toward professionals in the region looking to learn more about zero energy construction techniques.

The workshop will include expert presentations covering:
• Introduction to passive design principles, standards, and certification
• North American passive building trends and climate specific strategies
• Low-load Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation design basics for passive houses
• HVAC special concerns for mixed-humid climates
• Low energy hot water solutions
• Single family and multifamily local passive building case studies

Speakers include: Katrin Klingenberg, M.Arch., CPHC®, Executive Director, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS); John Semmelhack, HERS Rater, CPHC, Think-Little; Chris Conway, HERS Rater, CPHC, PHIUS + Rater, Earthcraft Technical Advisor, President, Conway Energy; Patty Shields, LEED AP®, Founder, Metro Green, LLC; David Peabody, CPHC, LEED AP, Principal, Peabody Architects; and Matt Fine, CPHC, LEED AP, Peabody Architects.

This workshop is sponsored by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE); the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS); The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI); and AIA Northern Virginia (AIA NOVA).

Details about the workshop are available HERE.

5.5 AIA HSW LUs. The workshop is free to attend, but space is limited and reservations are required. This event sold out very quickly and online registration has closed, but a few extra seats have been added and individual registrations are being accepted by email.  Contact Helen Reinecke-Wilt at