Passive House: The Business of Making Low Energy Buildings

Passive House: The Business of Making Low Energy Buildings

March 21, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Level 1, 1C04


Passive House is a fast-growing low-energy building standard that is changing performance expectations of owners, occupants and professionals alike. This introductory presentation outlines the Passive House standard concepts and ongoing development. It addresses organizing principles including comfort, affordability and predictability.

Not only will the Passive House methodology be explained in a straight-forward manner, but we'll look at how developers, builders and design professionals are making Passive House a strong business choice, too. From single family homes to skyscrapers, you’ll have a comprehensive introductory understanding of what it means to design, make and occupy a Passive House.

Learning Objectives:
1. To understand the methodology unique to the Passive House approach.
2. To understand the obstacles and opportunities to making Passive House a smart business choice.
3. To understand how Passive House fits into larger green building and public policy trends.


  • Ken Levenson


    Executive Director


    Ken Levenson is a founding partner of 475 High Performance Building Supply, a company dedicated to being a catalyst for the building industry...


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