Municipalities are increasingly adopting Passive House as a means to comply with building codes or qualify for tax incentives. And savvy designers and their clients know that Passive House will deliver superior comfort and healthy indoor air quality while being ultra-energy efficient. But how do you integrate Passive House design and construction methodology into architectural design and project delivery processes? How and when are performance targets set? How can the energy model be used as a design tool in addition to a verification tool? How does integrating Passive House affect the design and project delivery schedule? Which other certifications are nested within the Passive House system and how are they integrated? Where are the most common places projects fail and how can they be avoided? Though these questions and more are essential for project teams to consider before embarking on a Passive House project, even experienced teams can learn useful tips and tricks from this presentation.
A recorded version of this presentation can be accessed from Passive House Massachusetts’s website: https://passivehousema.org/video-library/integrating-ph-methodology-into-the-design-amp-construction-process