The Passive House
Lunch & Learn
On May 24th, Architect Kevin Pfirman and Owner/Builder Lucien Ellison, will give a tour of the stunning Passive House overlooking Hewlett Creek in Wilmington, NC.
Kevin Pfirman will discuss the home's 'modern' design and challenges of building such a design, while Lucien Ellison talks briefly about Passive House strategies. Ideal Precast will be discussing the wall panels used for construction and will also be providing boxed lunches.
What is a Passive House?
In an article written by UB Hawthorn, Hawthorn denotes a brief history behind this sustainable building design:
"The Passive House approach to building started in Germany under the name “Passivhaus” and has since spread to the United States through the work of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). Passive house design is nothing new, however. Early passive houses were built in the 1970s and passive solar houses are another type of design that focus on maximizing solar gain to heat a home" (Read more...)
There are 7 Principles behind Passive House design:
Elimination of Thermal Bridges
Energy- or Heat-recovery ventilation
High Performance Windows and Doors
Accurate Modeling of Energy Gains and Losses
If interested, Please join the CFGBA for its exciting upcoming Lunch & Learn!
The CFGBA is asking for a $10 donation.