Core Conference Schedule

Core Day 1 | Friday, September 21

Day One
7:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 – 8:30 am Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
8:30 – 10:00 am Opening Plenary
8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome and Thank you! Katrin Klingenberg
PHIUS Executive Director
8:40 – 9:15 am Matt Beaton Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
9:15 – 9:50 am Keynote Dr. Lourdes Melgar:
The role of energy efficient buildings in the decarbonization effort
9:50 – 10:00 am PHAUS Introduction, Updates, and Announcements Mary Rogero, PHAUS Council Chair and Anissa Chaudhry, PHAUS Member Coordinator
10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1:

Policy/ Program Integration

Track 2:

Commercial Case Studies/Zero

Track 3:

Residential Case Studies

Track 4:

Building Science/ Passive House Principles

Track 5:

International Case Studies

Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD
Ian Finlayson (30 min): Integrating passive house into the US model energy codes – how and when? (PDF)

Willem Paynter (30 min): Integrating PHIUS+2018 and Canada’s Net Zero Home Program (PDF)

Mike Fowler (30 min): Integrating PHIUS+2018 and Canada’s Net Zero Home Program (PDF)

Discussion – 30 min

Harry Hepburn, Chris Briley: Getting schooled on passive house! (ME) (PDF)

Small commercial (Sm Com), institutional, new

Nicole Schuster, David Meyer: Passive + active: batteries, resilience, and the duck curve (CT) (PDF)

Sm com, institutional, new, positive energy

Brittany Coughlin: Passive house in the North: Case studies from Northern British Columbia

Sm com, institutional, new, positive energy

Michelle Apigian, Jesper Kruse: Building inherent value: introduction to implementing the passive building standard (MA, ME) (PDF)

Single Family (SF), Multifamily (MF), market rate, new

Richard Pedranti: Low energy building design morphology – process and case studies (Various, North East) (PDF)

SF, market rate, new

Tessa Smith: Madison House in Olympia WA – a case study (PDF)

SF, market rate, new

Matt Root, Lisa Carey Moore: High IAQ Specs – Building Better, Breathe Better (PDF)

Paul Raymer, Gary Hodgden: Myth busters-Addressing radon protections for High Performance homes (PDF)

Graham Wright, James Ortega: How to quickly assess energy savings from daylighting (PDF)

Andrew Straus, Enrique Bueno: Hot & humid climate challenges in affordable MF bldgs. – a Colombian case study (PDF)

MF, affordable, new

Jianlin Wu, Xi Chen: Update on Near Zero Energy Buildings development in China – standards, policy, case studies (PDF)

Dr. Hideki Shibaike and Sayo Okada – Measures for stabilizing and decreasing dehumidification loads for a passive house in hot and humid climate zones in Japan

 

12:30 – 1:45 pm Exhibitors and Lunch (Commonwealth Complex)
1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunchtime Keynote Achilles Karagiozis:
On Comfort – Harborview 1 & 2
1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunchtime Keynote Chris Benedict, RA:
Icing on the Cake – Adventures in Passive Building Retrofit – Cityview 1
1:45 – 3:45 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1:

Commercial Case Studies

Track 2:

Builder Hootenanny

Track 3:

Residential Case Studies

Track 4:

Systems

Track 5:

Education Case Studies and Panel

Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: Alan Gibson
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: Eric Werling
Jordan Dentz, Liza Paredes: Kinderhook Seventh Day Adventist Church, NY: design and two years performance (PDF)

Sm, com, new

James Hartford: Getting to net zero: feedback from power monitoring in our own passive studio, NY (PDF)

Sm, com, retrofit

Alpha Yacob Arsano, Nikhilesh Ghanta: Path to net zero for a commercial building in a heating dominated climate – the role of natural ventilation and thermal mass (PDF)

Lg Com, institutional, feasibility

Two virtual factory tours and discussion

Karan Gupta, Rob Leonard: A Virtual Factory Tour with Focus on QA/QC Procedures: BuildSmart factory

Tedd Benson, Hans Porschitz: Robots, Vacuums, & Butterflies Build a Better Wall

Additional Panelists:

Alan Gibson, Tedd Benson, Hans Porschitz, Karan Gupta, Rob Leonard

Enrique Bueno, Paul Sipple: Incremental passive house retrofit of a house in VT (PDF)

SF, retrofit

Laura Nettleton, Rebecca Griffith: Path to net zero for a commercial building in a heating dominated climate – the role of natural ventilation and thermal massd (PDF)

Affordable MF, new, retrofit

Elizabeth Turner, Lindsey Kieffaber: Beyond energy: justifying PHIUS for affordable housing in Minneapolis MN (PDF)

Affordable MF, new

Benjamin Knopp: Ducted mini-split heat pumps and advanced filtration: lessons learned from 200 installs (PDF)

David Treleven: Ducted mini-split heat pumps and advanced filtration: lessons learned from 200 installs (PDF)

Robb Aldrich: Getting the most from inverter air source heat pumps (PDF)

Educational Panel:

DOE’s Race to Zero Prairie View Texas A&M Grand Winner of 2018 team (20 min): Fly Flat, Houston, TX (PDF)

DOE’s Race to Zero Miami University 1st place Multifamily & 2nd runner up Grand Winner of 2018 team (20 min): Affordable Veterans MF Housing, Miami, OH

Charles Macbride (30 min): Progress and speculation: Lessons from integrating passive house into Architectural curriculum, SD State University

Additional panelists:

Alison Kwok, University of Oregon

Shelly Pottorf, Prairie View Texas A&M, TX

Mary Rogero, Miami University, OH

Walter Grondzik, Ball State University, IN

Discussion – 50 min

 

3:45 – 4:15 pm Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
4:15 – 6:15 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1:

Residential Case Studies

Track 2:

Zero and Positive Energy/ Grid Design

Track 3:

Building Science/ Passive House Principles

Track 4:

Prefab retrofit Case Studies

Track 5:

Finance and Insurance

Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: Eric Werling
Moderator Dan Moring
Karla Butterfield: Evolving toward zero in affordable multifamily, CT

MF, affordable, new

Karen Bushey, Craig Simmons: Elm Place: post occupancy – Solving the data puzzle, VT

MF, affordable, new

James Ortega, Steve Bluestone: Evolving toward zero in affordable multifamily – measured results from Beach Green North, NY, NY (PDF)

MF, affordable, new

Lisa White: Introduction to grid integration strategies for high performance buildings (PDF)

John Sarter: Sol-Lux Alpha, the first MF micro grid project in the country, San Francisco CA (PDF)

Jamie Howland: The future of utility rates and their impacts on high performance homes

Kohta Ueno: Cold climate unvented roofs without spray foam: the latest Building America research (PDF)

Thomas Moore, Chris Hamm: Thermal modeling – a guide to estimate heat loss in passive buildings for unique Thermal Bridge conditions (PDF)

Prudence Ferreira: PHIUS+ hygrothermal modeling protocol

Peter Amerongen: Energiesprong in Edmonton, Canada (PDF)

Mark Carver: Building capture technology for prefab retrofits (PDF)

REALIZE team Report (RMI, PHIUS, NZEC, Re:Vision Architecture, Levy Partnership): Jordan Dentz, Graham Wright,Martha Campbell, Justin Weisser: Market research, passive building retrofit standard progress, prefab panel design and pilot

Molly Simpson: (30 min) Transforming the Market: Green Building Certifications and Socially Responsible Investing (PDF)

Laura Briggs, Donna Childs: (30 min) Energy efficiency evaluation in the insurance industry.

Panel Discussion: (60 min)

Molly Simpson, Laura Briggs, Donna Childs

 

6:15 – 8:00 pm Exhibit Hall Reception (Commonwealth Complex)
7:00 – 10:00 pm PHAUS Member Meeting & Networking – Location: Cityview 1

 

Core Day 2 | Saturday, September 22

Day Two
7:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 – 9:00 am Technical Keynote Graham Wright and Lisa White:
PHIUS+ 2018 LaunchHarborview 1 & 2
9:00 – 9:30 am Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
9:30 – 11:30 am Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1:

Residential Case Studies

Track 2:

Design & Construction

Track 3:

Building Science / Passive House Principles

Track 4:

Marketing/ Communication

Track 5:

Student Housing Panel

Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: Jacob Higginbottom
Timothy McDonald: Bank Flats and The Battery, a tale of two

MF, market rate, new

Jesse Thompson: Stealth passive house: boring, invisible, everywhere – multiple case studies how to mainstream passive multifamily projects

MF, affordable, new

Michael Hindle, Marc Stauffer: Passive house primary energy accounting, potential of renewables and storage

MF, affordable, retrofit, new

Adam Cohen: Design for manufacture and construction

Mike Steffen: Exploring a path toward cost efficient, energy efficient affordable passive housing

Jonathan Knowles: Observations on manufactured framing (PDF)

Florian Antretter, Andres Pinzon: Shading calculations for passive houses – accuracy matters! The new PHIUS+2018 shading calculation methodology (PDF)

Florian Antretter, Colin Schless: The best solution from 10,000 ideas: WUFI Passive’s new parametric capabilities

Colin Schless, Jais Kwon, Elsa Mullins: Solving the conflicts in ASHRAE+ PHIUS energy modeling

Rob Leonard: Promoting passive house to developers, architects, builders: the integrated project delivery process and its benefits (PDF)

James Geppner, Zack Semke: How to talk to home buyers and developer (PDF)

Christina Aßmann, Amber Bartosh: Virtual reality at Nuthatch Hollow – an emerging tool for sustainability design visualization of high performance buildings (PDF)

Michael Pulaski, Stephen Feige (35 min): Healthy HP student housing – punching above your weight class: exceeding client sustainability requirements within tight budget

Jacob Higginbottom, Andrew Steingiser: (35 Min)

Williams and Wheaton College case studies – technical issues of wood vs steel structure in PHIUS projects and addressing the question of air conditioning or not (PDF)

Panel discussion: Passive House and Student Housing – A Natural Fit: (50 Mins)

Andrew Steingiser, Mike Pulaski, Brian Douglas, Rob Blanchard

 

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
12:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 35 minutes, unless otherwise noted)

 

Track 1:

Feasibility Commercial Case Studies

Track 2:

Architecture Hootenanny

Track 3:

The Financial Case

Track 4:

Systems

Track 5:

Design & Construction

Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: Graham Irwin
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD
Christoph Stump, John Woelfling: High-rise design in the Bronx

MF, affordable, new

Duane Carter, Bahareh Shirkhanloo: Formal and technical impacts of passive house for high-rise residential in multiple climate zones

MF, market rate, feasibility

Duane Carter, Mark Goodman:

Largest PHIUS+ commercial office project, first core and shell – Location Chicago

 

Graham Irwin: Towards a passive architecture (PDF)

Participants: Julie Torres-Moskovitz, Jonathan Bean; Tom Bassett- Dilley; Tim McDonald; Jesse Thompson; Tessa Smith; Michelle Apigian

Paul Grahovac: Profitability of panelized passive house construction explained (PDF)

Craig Foley, Jeff Gephart: Making the invisible visible – a blueprint for seeking real estate value for energy efficiency (PDF)

Brandon Nicholson: Cost effective passive house engineering for larger buildings

Eric Urban: In search of the magic box– a review of crossover ventilation/dehumidification devices on the North American market (PDF)

Sf, mf, com

Hugh Crowther: How can your ventilation system help with your air conditioning load (PDF)

Mf, com

Leslie Norford: Emerging space conditioning systems for very low energy buildings in hot & humid climates (PDF)

Com

Gene Myers: Scaling Up High Performance Production Homebuilding

Robert Arlt, Charles MacBride: Detailing and coordinating construction of a student designed PHIUS+ house in SD

Michael Ingui: Cost effective retrofits in NYC – lessons learned and what’s next

 

2:30 – 3:00 pm Coffee Break & Visit Exhibitors (Commonwealth Complex)
3:00 – 4:00 pm Breakout sessions (presentations run 30 minutes)

 

Track 1:

Systems

Track 2:

Design & Construction

Track 3:

Certification

Track 4:

QAQC

Track 5:

Materials

Harborview 1 & 2 Waterfront Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 3
Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD Moderator: TBD
Ji Li (30 min): Feasibility study on application of air collectors in conjunction with air source heat pumps and energy storage compound system for passive ultra-low energy buildings. In severely cold climates (PDF)

Karla Butterfield (30 min): Flowing toward zero includes efficient hot water delivery

 

Alison Moynihan, Paul Malko (30 min): Detailing for New England: cold, wet, windy, timber, steel, SIPs – connections designed to withstand movement (PDF)

SF, new

Dave Kimball, Dan Whitmore (30 min): Responsible applications of wet + dry applied WRB and air barriers (PDF)

SF, MF, new

Alison Ray, Michael Bousfield (30 min): PHIUS + PHI window certifications – lessons learned by North American manufacturers (PDF)

Lisa White (30 min): Assessing passive survivability in MF bldgs – towards a PHIUS+ resilience certification protocol (PDF)

Keith Simon, John Posenecker (30 min): Air leakage and water penetration testing of flanged window details (humid climate example)

Michael O’Donnell (30 min): Multifamily construction onsite verification – planning for success (PDF)

Tom Schneider (30 min): Fire rated prefab wall panels for MF PH projects

Robert Clarke (30 min): Recent quantum advances in passive house glazing (PDF)

 

4:15 – 5:00 pm Closing Keynote Introduction by Mary Rogero with team presenters Shelly Pottorf (faculty member) and Shannen Martin, Cynthia Suarez-Harris, Kennia Lopez, and Ledell Thomas (students) – Advancing Equity in the Built Environment
5:30 – 9:00 pm The No Name – Saturday, September 22, PHAUS Sponsored Evening Social. Location: TBA. Limited ticket registration available