Pre-Conference Schedule

WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION | PHIUS+ Verifier Training Application+Registration | CPHC EXAM Registration

Trainings & workshops will be held at the following location:

  • All workshops to be held at: Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
    One Seaport Lane, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Sept. 18 #1: 2.5 -Day PHIUS+ Verifier Training
Sept. 19
7:00 am Registration Opens
Skyline Cityview 1 Cityview 2 Harborview 1 & 2 Harborview 3
8:00 am – Noon #1: 2.5 -day training:

PHIUS+ Verifier Training

Chris McTaggart, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, the BER

(by application)

#2: 2-day training

Intro to WUFI® Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP

#3: 1-day workshop

Advanced PHIUS+ 2018
Commercial & Large multifamily WUFI Passive Energy Modeling

Prudence Ferreira, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Passive Science; Maren Longhurst, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Sam Rodell Architects

#4: 1-day workshop

Intro to Passive House Principles – Local Project Case Studies

 

Katrin Klingenberg, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, PHIUS

Noon – 1:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm #1: 2.5 -day training:

PHIUS+ Verifier Training

Chris McTaggart, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, the BER

(by application)

#2: 2-day training

Intro to WUFI® Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP

#3: 1-day workshop

Advanced PHIUS+ 2018
Commercial & Large multifamily WUFI Passive Energy Modeling

Prudence Ferreira, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Passive Science; Maren Longhurst, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Sam Rodell Architects

#4: 1-day workshop

Intro to Passive House Principles – Local Project Case Studies

Katrin Klingenberg, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, PHIUS

#5: 1/2-day workshop

Hands-On Trades Training: Airsealing Best Practices

Siga, Instructors TBA

Prosoco, Instructors TBA

Sept. 20
7:00 am Registration Opens
Skyline Cityview 1
Cityview 2
Harborview 1 & 2
Harborview 3
8:00 am – Noon #1: 2.5 -day training

PHIUS+ Verifier Training

Chris McTaggart, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, the BER

#2: 2-day training

Intro to WUFI® Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP

#6: 1-day workshop

PHIUS+ MEP Design for Large Multifamily and Commercial Projects

Prudence Ferreira, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Passive Science; Galen Steangl, PE, LEED BD+C, CPHC

#8: 1-day workshop

Path to Zero: Affordable Multifamily House & Building Summit

Multiple speakers (see below description for details on speakers):

Developers Panel
Project Team Elm Place (VT)
#7: 1-day workshop

Microgrid Design for Multifamily with PHIUS+ as Baseline

Multiple speakers:

John Sarter, SolLuxAlpha

Lisa White, PHIUS

Speaker 3, TESLA TBA

Speaker 4, LBNL TBA

 

Noon – 1:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm #2: 2-day training

Intro to WUFI® Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP

#6: 1-day workshop

PHIUS+ MEP Design for Large Multifamily and Commercial Projects

Prudence Ferreira, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Passive Science, Galen Staengl, PE, LEED BD+C, CPHC

 

#8: 1-day workshop (cont’d from morning)

Path to Zero: Affordable Multifamily House & Building Summit

Multiple speakers (see below description for details on speakers):

Project Team Beach Green Dunes (NY)
Closing Practitioners Panel
#7: 1-day workshop

Microgrid Design for Multifamily with PHIUS+ as Baseline

Multiple speakers:

Marc Rosenbaum, South Mountain

John Sarter, SolLux Alpha

 

5:30 – 9:00pm CPHC® EXAM
5:30 – 7:30pm Exhibit Hall Opening Reception & Passive Projects Design Awards Ceremony, Location: Exhibit Hall.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION | PHIUS+ Verifier Training Application+Registration | CPHC EXAM Registration


1: PHIUS+ VERIFIER TRAINING 

TWO AND A HALF DAY TRAINING: September 18-20: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, 8 – noon on the 20th

PRICE: $625 – General admission; $575 – PHAUS member

LOCATION: Skyline

INSTRUCTOR: Chris McTaggart, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, the BER

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REQUIRED: Applicants must submit resume, CV or certifications showing: RESNET or BPI Analyst certification, on-site verification experience, or similar. Please see PHIUS+ Verifier Training page for complete program details, application instructions and registration.

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2: INTRODUCTION TO WUFI® PLUS DYNAMIC: 

Whole Building Energy Balancing, Comfort and Hygrothermal Analysis

TWO DAY TRAINING: September 19-20, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PRICE: $500 – General admission; $450 – PHAUS member

LOCATION: Cityview 1

INSTRUCTOR: Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP

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REQUIRED: WINDOWS Laptop (or WINDOWS capable MAC)

Taught by one of the authors of the software, this two-day program will do a deep dive into dynamic modeling, comfort analysis, multi-zone analysis, and hygrothermal modeling in WUFI. Whether you’re a CPHC® who had an introduction to WUFI Passive during training, a user of any of the other WUFI suite programs, or an experienced PHPP user who wants to take things to the next level—you’ll find this workshop invaluable to your practice.

Course instructor Florian Antretter, Building Physicist and Group Manager at Fraunhofer IBP, is one of the developers of the WUFI Passive/Plus platform and knows the software better than anyone else. He is a fantastic instructor and his numerous trainings with the PHIUS community have consistently garnered rave reviews. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best and gain an in-depth introduction to the advanced dynamic modeling capabilities of the most advanced passive building modeling tool on the market.

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3: ADVANCED PHIUS+ 2018 COMMERCIAL/LARGE MULTIFAMILY WUFI PASSIVE ENERGY MODELING

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PRICE: $250 – General admission; $200 – PHAUS member

LOCATION: Cityview 2

INSTRUCTOR: Prudence Ferreira, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Passive Science; Maren Longhurst, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Sam Rodell Architects

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REQUIRED: WINDOWS Laptop (or WINDOWS capable MAC)

Passive building has moved quickly into larger multifamily and commercial building typologies over the past two years and it has become apparent that larger buildings require critical additional skills from the CPHC. Prudence and Maren both have been on the forefront of passive commercial and larger scale multifamily design in their practice and will present an overview and step by step guide of how to best set up the energy models for these larger building typologies. Don’t miss this class if you are moving into bigger buildings, it will prove invaluable!  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the differences between SF, MF and Commercial/Institutional PHIUS+ Projects
  2. Defining logic and PHIUS+ approach for process loads
  3. Understanding effect of process loads on design criteria
  4. Practice modeling a PHIUS+ 2018 commercial project in WUFI Passive

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4: INTRO TO PASSIVE HOUSE PRINCIPLES – Local Project Case Studies

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PRICE: Only $5!

LOCATION: Harborview 1 & 2

INSTRUCTOR: Katrin Klingenberg, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, PHIUS

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Registration required – Only $5!

Are you new to passive housing and need a crash course in passive building fundamentals? Then this workshop is for you! We will start with an overview of passive house history, current certification trends and policy efforts to move passive houses and buildings forward in this country. Then we will discuss in detail the underpinnings and the rational for passive building standards and the five core principles/strategies that are employed when successfully designing a passive house. Two teams local to the North East will show examples of realized passive house projects including a small multifamily project in the afternoon and discuss why they are convinced that passive is the building system of the future.

AGENDA: PDF

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5: HANDS – ON TRADES TRAINING: Airsealing Best Practices

1/2 DAY TRAINING: September 19, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PRICE: Only $5!

LOCATION: Harborview 3

INSTRUCTOR:  Siga, Instructors TBA; Prosoco, Instructors TBA

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Registration required – Only $5!

This workshop will demonstrate materials and skills necessary to apply airsealing methods correctly. Two leading airsealing system manufacturers, who’s products are commonly used in passive projects, will showcase their products and teach hands-on best practice installations.

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6: PHIUS+ MEP DESIGN FOR LARGE MULTIFAMILY AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 20, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PRICE: $250 – General admission; $200 – PHAUS member

LOCATION: Cityview 2

PRESENTERS: Prudence Ferreira, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer, Passive Science, Galen Staengl (CPHC and PE)

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This workshop will take a look at successful systems design for PHIUS+ projects. Galen as the mechanical engineer on the project and Prudence as the lead CPHC have worked together on large scale passive multifamily and commercial projects and will share their lessons learned and their protocols that they developed for those projects and that they found to work best. They have pioneered what is often lamented about: a successful integrated design process of MEP design and passive building envelope optimization. They will share during this workshop:

  • Introduction to PHIUS+ MEP in large buildings…the big picture
  • MEP Design Guidelines
  • PHIUS+ MEP Protocols and Calculations
  • PHIUS+ MEP Pre-certification/Certification Requirements
  • PHIUS+ MEP essentials for Construction Admin

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understanding differences in large building MEP design approaches between code and PHIUS+ buildings
  • Identify PHIUS+ MEP prescriptive requirements and design guidelines
  • Define PHIUS+ MEP related protocols and utilize calculation tools/approaches
  • Describe MEP best practice with respect to the PHIUS+ certification process and construction administration.

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7: MICROGRID DESIGN FOR MULTIFAMILY WITH PHIUS+ AS BASELINE

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 20, 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PRICE: $250 – General admission; $200 – PHAUS member

LOCATION: Harborview 3

PRESENTER: Marc Rosenbaum, South Mountain, John Sarter, SolLux Alpha

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An all-renewable energy economy will require rethinking the existing grid – and rethinking the design of buildings at the core of a grid! These new grid design and building design strategies need to work together and be integrated. We’ll take a look at a brilliant multifamily microgrid case study and the strategies employed to first reduce demand load, including PHIUS+ certification. We will identify what the project is actually using for energy through a hands-on optimization exercise, and how that energy breaks down by end use.

AGENDA: PDF

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8: PATH TO ZERO: Affordable Multifamily Passive House & Building Summit

ONE DAY WORKSHOP:September 20, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

PRICE: $250 – General admission; $200 – PHAUS member

LOCATION: Harborview 1 & 2

PRESENTERS (multiple):

Passive Building Developers round table:
Hank Keating, formerly Trinity Financial
Steve Bluestone, Passive Dwellings
Miranda Lescaze, Cathedral Square
Betsy Harper, PHMass
Molly Simpson, Fannie Mae
Tim McDonald, Onion Flats
Project Team Elm Place (VT):
Miranda Lescaze, Developer
Michael Wisniewski, Architect, CPHC
Chris West, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Trainer
Craig Simmons, Common Energy
Karen Bushey, VEIC, PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier
Project Team Beach Green Dunes (NY):
Steve Bluestone, Developer
Mark Ginsberg, Architect
Lisa White, CPHC
TBA, SWA, PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier
Practitioners Panel:
Lessons learned: What to do Again and What Not-
Presenters of both Project Teams

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Are you new to affordable passive multifamily developments and uncertain where to go to get started? Attend this all-day workshop to learn step by step from experienced developers, affordable financial institutions, and successful team members – from architect and CPHC® to mechanical engineer, builder and PHIUS+ Verifier – how important the integrated design process is to success.

The workshop will start with the developers’ perspective: planning process and putting together often challenging financing packages. During a round table discussion we will highlight crucial planning steps and how to put together the right team. We will discuss existing as well as emerging funding options.

The round table discussion will be followed by detailed case studies.

AGENDA: PDF

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CPHC® EXAM

EXAM TIME: September 20, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

PRICE: $400 – Non-CPHC participants; $300 – Non-members; $275 – PHAUS member

Please note that while the exam time slot is from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on the schedule, attendees have a 3 hour time-limit for completing the exam.

LOCATION: Skyline

PROCTOR: TBD

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PHIUS established the CPHC® credential in 2008 to distinguish accomplished passive house professionals in the marketplace. PHIUS’ flagship training is the industry leader, and the only passive house designer training geared to North American climate and market conditions. CPHCs are listed on the PHIUS and PHAUS online database, and get access to the latest technical developments.

CPHC Exam registration is separate from Workshops Registration and can be completed at the following link, where you can also review the system and exam-day requirements.

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