Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Home Tour: Passivhaus Design

The Committee on the Environment presents a passivhaus design home tour, Saturday, October 18, 2008. Join us as Nabih Tahan, AIA, gives a tour of his recently, passivhaus concept, remodeled Berkeley home. The passivhaus concept, does not require a conventional heating system and results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. The standard is not confined only to houses, is not the attachment or supplement of architectural design, but an integrated design process with the architectural design.

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. 1.5 HSW CES/LU
Time: 11:00am
Cost: None - This tour is open to all AIA members.
Location: To be sent with RSVP confirmation

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

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