The European strategy to reach Zero Net Energy Buildings is to first minimize the energy a building consumes and then use renewable sources to generate the required energy. This is accomplished by designing to the Passive House Standard and building in modern automated factories. The presentation will describe how this is accomplished and present examples.
Contractors are manufacturing buildings in modern automated factories where they can also predict and guarantee the energy performance of their buildings. The technician can fine tune the detailing of the building using PHPP and THERM, which is a heat transfer modeling tool. This process allows the builder to evaluate and fine tune the energy efficiency of his assemblies.
The presentation will describe the role architects and engineers play in designing Passive Houses, builders in manufacturing and erecting them, industry in fabricating components and government in offering financial incentives. The intention is to help us understand how Europeans are designing and building, so that we can integrate the suitable elements into our quest to reach Zero Net Energy Buildings.
Nabih Tahan, AIA began his career 25 years ago in
Committee on the Environment Forum: European Strategy to Reach Zero Net Energy Buildings
Nabih Tahan, AIA will explore how designing the Passive House Standard and building in modern automated factories can accomplish Zero Net Energy Buildings.
Time: Noon - 1:30pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.
Contact: 510/464-3600 or Shinya Yamada, AIA
Cost: None; this program open to all. Please RSVP.
1.5 CES/HSW/SD LU
For more information: 510/464-3600