Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Passivhaus Design

The Committee on the Environment presents a lunchtime learning presentation, Wednesday, September 17, 2008, on the European "Passive House" concept where homes do not need conventional heating systems. Join us as Nabih Tahan, AIA, describes this concept and shares his experience on the remodel of his Berkeley home to this standard. He will also present the European manufacturing and construction methods which ensure that energy consumption of residential buildings perform according to the designed targets.
Nabih Tahan, AIA, Mriai, began his career 30 years ago in the Bay Area as a forensic, diagnostic and remedial architect, analyzing and repairing defective buidldings. In 1992, he moved to Austria where he developed his own housing projects while learning about and applying green, energy efficiency techniques in design, manufacturing and construction. In 2002, he managed a company which imported, modern, prefab component homes from Austria to Ireland. He is now seeking to apply this experience to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of homes in the US.


Time: Noon - 1:30pm
Cost: None - This program is open to all. Brown bag lunch. Drinks provided.

For more informaiton:
Jayna Blackwell, CMP 510/464-3600

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