Passive House: Planning and Design Seminar
Energy Efficiency of Conventional Construction
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Facts and figures on residential energy use
History of energy-conserving residential construction
Building code requirements
Energy conservation incentives
Passive House Standard: Purpose, Principles and Development
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 PM CDT
Review the difference between the R-Values and U-Factors
History of certifying agencies in US: PHI and PHIUS
Passive House Standard: voluntary performance-based building envelope energy standard
Energy calculations: how and when to perform them
Energy calculation tools: an introduction to tools and their functionality
Assembling a team to ensure quality and performance
Examining common design features of Passive Houses
Architectural Elements of Passive Houses
Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Siting, sizing and orientation
Super-insulated envelope with minimized thermal bridging
Ultra-efficient lights, fixtures and appliances
Summer shading and cooling strategies
Winter solar gain and heat retention strategies
Integrating renewable energy technologies
Mechanical Systems in Passive Houses
Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
Optimizing heat gains
Passive solar heat gains
Indoor environmental heat gains
Renewable energy system integration
Where is Passive House going and how can I stay involved?
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.
Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.
GoToWebinar system requirements:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+
Internet connection: Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps 2GB RAM or more
5.5 HSW Contact Hours
5.5 HSW LUs
Continuing Education Credit Information
HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available.
HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.
Darren MacriBleu Nest
CEO and Founder of Bleu Nest; Certified Passive House Consultant & Tradesperson, LEED AP and Intus High Performance Windows Rep.
Over the last decade, Mr. Macri has been homebuilding and renovating projects consisting of multi-family condo conversions and single family townhouses. He is the proud builder of New Jersey’s First Certified Passive House at 0.29 AHCn50. Mr. Macri was selected to share his Passive House knowledge and hands-on experience as a presenter at the North American Passive House Conference in Vancouver just last year. He has also taught numerous continuing education classes and Passive House 101 Seminars. Bleu Nest seeks liberate people from the ‘average home building standard’ by injecting High Performance Passive House know-how into their projects and out into the world so that we may all MAKE AVERAGE THE ENEMY and BUILD BETTER.